Office of Student Affairs

NSU MD Class

Supporting Our Students

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) serves as a resource for NSU MD students by promoting student wellness, supporting personal and professional growth and development, and servicing students’ needs in many aspects of life throughout medical school. The office cultivates diversity and a culture of inclusion in a learning environment that embodies principles of integrity and mutual respect while training students in professionalism. Through our Learning Communities, we extend moral support and encouragement via personalized faculty mentoring. The OSA invests in students as colleagues and in support systems that facilitate student success striving to achieve the mission, vision, and core values of the university and college.

We are dedicated to

  • Connecting students with health and wellness resources to maintain physical, mental and spiritual health
  • Encouraging community engagement and relations with local organizations
  • Connecting students with special tutoring assistance
  • Supporting student organizations and planning student activities and events
  • Providing academic and career advising
  • Maintaining student records
  • Processing course registration
  • Certifying graduation requirements and providing documentation to support application and medical licensure processes
  • Enforcing academic policies and procedures
  • Supporting students who apply using the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS)
  • Overseeing the residency match process
  • Planning class-wide events, including Orientation/Teambuilding Day, White Coat Ceremony, Pinning and Oath Ceremony, Awards Ceremony, Match Day, and Commencement
  • Partnering with the Student Financial Assistance Office to provide financial education and literacy, including debt management and scholarship opportunities

Student Policies and Forms

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Meet Our Team

Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs

Donald D. Pritchett Jr., M.S., J.D.

Director of Student Success and Learning Excellence

Caryl Ann Tolchinsky, Ed.D.

Director of Student Records & Operations

Harvey Hines, M.S.

Hours and General Contact Information


NSU Health Professions Division

Terry Administration Building, 5th Floor

3200 South University Drive

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328

Hours and Contact Info

Business Hours - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)

(954) 262-0515

Student Emergency Contact

Call 954-445-8504 in the event of a student emergency after business hours.

Student Affairs Emergency Number