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Dean's Message

Dean WallaceIn today's world, where scientific and technological advances seem to occur at warp speed, it's essential for our college to place itself on the cusp of medical education innovation and prepare its students for a medical landscape brimming with challenge and change.

To be at the forefront of this wave of perpetual transformation, NSU's Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine consistently evaluates and revises its curriculum and technology to ensure that its students receive a multifaceted education that will allow them to maximize their potential and provide them with the tools to become first-rate physicians.

Our outstanding and experienced faculty has taken a leadership role in ensuring that we offer our students a comprehensive and stimulating course of study in osteopathic medicine. Through our joint efforts, we are providing future generations of osteopathic physicians an opportunity to gain a significant amount of scientific information and medical knowledge while also imparting the equally important and often-ignored skill of learning how to teach oneself over multiple decades in a rapidly changing world.

As our college has continued to grow in both size and stature, it has become known as an institution that appeals to academically successful students who have the potential to embody certain traits such as compassion, confidence without arrogance, and a high predilection for service to the medically underserved. Why do these traits predominate by the time they graduate? It occurs because our faculty and members and administration embrace and project these noble traits, which in turn encourages and guides our students on how to emulate and replicate those qualities.

There is a culture that exists at this institution that exudes these very positive feelings. We're not here just as employees of the college or university, whether we be faculty, staff, or administration. We're here because we share a passion for what we do, which is to ultimately produce high-quality physicians who are committed to being caring and compassionate patient advocates, wherever and whatever they may practice.

Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S., M.S., M.S., M.S.
Dean, Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

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