Support next-generation physician training


NSU is pursuing a vision to be the South Florida destination for health care education. With your support, we will be one step closer to achieving this lofty goal.

The rousing success and early completion of NSU’s $250 million Realizing Potential philanthropic campaign reflect high donor confidence in NSU’s ability to turn aspirations into reality. This includes the $25 million gift from the Drs. Kiran and Pallavi Patel Family Foundation, Inc. to provide scholarships for promising students needing financial support to attend medical school. This is a tangible example of how one family can make a lasting impact on so many lives.

We are continuing this momentum as we pursue our mission of advancing human health. With your support, we will develop empathic future leaders in health care, champion leading-edge research and innovative curricula, and expand the reach of exemplary programs and partnerships to better serve our communities.

Our founding students are trailblazers, and those who follow them, are entrusting their future to us, and, by doing so, they are affirming their belief in NSU. Your gift makes a similar statement and engages you on this journey as well. We intend to make sure we are worthy of their investment… and of yours.

Reasons to Support


NSU MD is the first Doctor of Medicine program in Broward County, aspiring to reverse the current steady decline of licensed physicians in South Florida by preparing the next generation of physicians to meet demands for more accessible, cost-effective and patient-centered health care.


Less than 10% of the country’s medical schools have achieved the transformation from traditional, passive, lecture-driven curriculum to a more active, applied learning pedagogy.


NSU has secured affiliation with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), representing the largest health care system in Eastern Florida.


NSU is establishing the foremost inter-professional research and patient care delivery system in the southern half of the country at a time when the Florida population is growing and aging and in need of increasingly more diversified health services.

Campaign Priorities

The highest credentialed medical school candidates are inclined to accept offers at the most prestigious and most established medical schools. The steady decline in the number of licensed physicians in South and Central Florida only exacerbates our region’s challenge to recruit medical school candidates. Therefore, NSU plans to leverage its distinctive new medical education model and HCA hospital network affiliation to attract the desired pool of medical students after receiving preliminary accreditation by LCME.

A thriving NSU MD College presents a game-changing opportunity to achieve a critical mass of capable physicians to serve the medical needs of our growing population, especially among geriatric patients, and including endocrinologists.

Opportunities include:

  • Inaugural Class Scholarships
  • Trailblazer Scholarships

Achieving the vision to develop future leaders who will transform health care means investing in nationally-recognized medical education innovators and attracting senior-level practitioners experienced in continual development of applied learning education and research. Developing a long-term leadership team not only provides organizational stability, but it also lays the ground work to cultivate important partnerships, especially with public sector collaborators seeking assistance in addressing critical health issues. Serving as a vital community health care resource will also elevate the profile of NSU MD College, which is working to advance human health in myriad of ways. The hands-on, collaborative learning experience offered by the college will further meet the needs of today’s medical students.

Opportunities include:

  • Clinical Chairs
  • Assistant Dean, Community Health and Global Affairs
  • Distinguished Professor

Online Gift

You can help fund the future of medicine! Make a difference today by contributing to the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine.

Naming Opportunities

NSU MD College has the potential to make a profound impact on the lives of millions of people in Central and South Florida. Opportunities can be designed and tailored to reflect the intention and level of your gift.

Get More Information

Contact Shannon Brown-Wayte, Executive Director of Advancement, at (954) 529-6776.