Growing national and international trends call for better educational and training frameworks to define requirements, apply principles, teach processes and measure the competency of physicians. The Certificate in Social Medicine is designed to address these needs and enhance the learning experiences for residents to achieve program competencies. Medical residents and program directors will collaborate with their knowledge and skills working together in this graduate-level program.
The Graduate Certificate Program in Social Medicine evaluates the overall quality of applicants, including academic achievement, personal motivation, knowledge about the public health profession, health care and life experiences and recommendations.
Criteria for admission to the certificate program are as follows.
Students will complete a total of 5 courses (3 credits each):
Public Health- Choose 1 (3 credits)
Biomedical Informatics- Choose 1 (3 credits)
Disaster and Emergency Management- Choose 1 (3 credits)
Elective- choose a course from any of those listed above (3 credits)
Global Health Experience (3 credits)
Total credits: 15
At the completion of the Certificate in Social Medicine program, students will have completed course offerings which may be applied to a master degree in one of the following 3 programs.
Courses underlined are accepted in all three programs
Students must follow the application process for the respective chosen program, but the credits earned for the courses taken in earning the certificate will be transferred to the degree program.
Tuition for 2021-2022 per credit hour is below. A Health Professions Division general access fee of $145 is required each year. An NSU registration fee of $30 and a student services fee of $500 per semester for two or more courses and $250 per semester for one course, not to exceed $1,500 annually, are also required.