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Medical Explorers Program

NSU-COM 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.

At the beginning of the school year, BRACE advisors and/or counselors at each high school distribute flyers with information regarding the Open House for the Medical Explorers Program. The Open House is generally held on a Monday evening from 7-8pm at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. This usually takes place at the end of August or first of September. Both prospective students and parents are invited to attend and dinner will be provided.

Following the Open House, the students will receive an application by email with a deadline to return. Students will be selected based on their short essay explaining their interests in participating in the program. Students that are given the opportunity to participate are required to follow certain rules in order to be fair to those who truly wish to participate. Students are required to attend a certain number of sessions and provide advanced notice when unable to attend. If they are unable to do so, they will be subject to dismissal from the program.

As Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine Health Professions Division has a wide range of available programs and focuses, the Medical Explorers Program presents clinics that range through Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, etc. Trained physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurse, professors, and medical students teach each of the clinics. ALL clinics are hands-on, providing the student an opportunity to fully experience different aspects of the medical field. Not only will students have access to top of the field clinicians, but also they will be working with state of the art tools.

Examples of some of the clinics are listed below.

  1. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Clinic
  2. Athletic Training Clinic
  3. College Night Clinic
  4. Dental Impressions Clinic
  5. Dental Cleaning Clinic
  6. Ear, Nose, Throat and Neck Exam Clinic
  7. Heart Sounds Clinic
  8. Microbiology & Antibiotics Clinic
  9. Neuroanatomy Clinic
  10. Nursing Clinic
  11. Pharmacy Clinic
  12. Radiology Clinic
  13. Sports Medicine Clinic
  14. Suture Clinic
  15. Vital Signs Clinic

The program takes place throughout the school year. All clinics occur on Monday evenings at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, usually within the Terry Building. Students are expected to arrive at 630pm to sign-in and be escorted to the proper room. Clinics will generally occur between 7-8pm. A schedule is provided at the beginning of each semester. For more information about the Medical Explorers Program, please contact our program chairs.

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