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South Florida residents benefit from many programs at Nova Southeastern University, and the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine in particular serves their needs for lifelong education and good health. Browse through these NSU organizations to discover a wealth of opportunity.

NSU-COM AIM-High Medical School Immersion Experience

Achieve in Medicine (AIM-High) is a medical school immersion experience for high school students who would like to actively explore a career in osteopathic medicine. Stay on campus for one action-packed week, meet with the faculty members, practice your clinical skills and hear from current students and residents to get a real-life jump on your jourey to medical school.

Register NOW for the June 2019 sessions – June 9-15 and June 16-22.  Click here to visit the Aim-HIGH website and access the application.

For more information call Melissa Felix at (954) 262-1143 or mfelix1@nova.edu.

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Led by Farzanna S. Haffizulla, M.D., FACP, FAMWA, chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Caribbean Diaspora Health Initiative was established to provide patients in this population with improved access to education, resources and care—and to ultimately help prevent these incidences. The effort consists of multiple projects and pools resources from partners throughout the community to advance the health of the Caribbean population in South Florida.

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DOctor's Bag recognizes the fears children may have with visiting the doctor. Therefore, this program works toward easing those fears of unfamiliarity and helping a child become more comfortable with the doctor.

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The Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Education and Training is a registered American Heart Association Regional Training Center and provides critical training to the faculty/staff members and students. In addition, EMS training is provided to all of the NSU Health Professions Division students, as well as any NSU departments, schools or students requesting this training.

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The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI), founded in 1977, serves lifelong learning passions of retired adults in Broward County.

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The college is proud to present the Medical Explorers Program. This program is open to high school students (grades 9–12) throughout Broward County. Students are invited to participate in medical clinics that take place throughout the school year.

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The college coordinates and participates in medical outreach events that provide health care to local, state and international communities that are underserved.

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Patient Centered Education utilizes community members to serve as surrogate patients in our training program. If you are interested in participating, please contact (954) 262-1786.

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NSU proudly presents our Pre-DOc program hosted by the Sigma Sigma Phi National Osteopathic Honor Society. This program provides a fun and interactive environment for high school students to learn and gain direct knowledge about osteopathic medicine.

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Peds PALS is a volunteer program dedicated to children with disabilities and chronic or terminal illnesses. Currently, students of NSU's Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine volunteer at Chris Evert Children's Hospital (Broward Health Medical Center) providing art projects and games to the children in the hospital.

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Read-On is a program started by the Sigma Sigma Phi National Osteopathic Honor Society at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine more than five years ago. The program's goal is to help elementary school students improve their reading skills.

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Senior Soiree is a program that specifically involves working with the elderly population. A group of five to six medical students travels to local long-term care facilities and spends several hours performing a variety of activities.

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