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Department of Medical Education

Welcome to a dynamic learning environment where innovation meets tradition. At the Department of Medical Education, we strive to create an exceptional educational journey by blending cutting-edge technology with personalized, hands-on teaching. Our motto, "High Tech, High Touch," epitomizes our commitment to providing practical, small-group learning experiences tailored to the needs of adult learners. As advocates for excellence, we are dedicated to nurturing diverse talents and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

Why Choose NSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine?

  • Experienced Faculty. Learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields and will teach you with practical experience.
  • Immersive Clinical Training: Dive into hands-on training sessions designed to enhance your clinical expertise and readiness for real-world medical challenges.
  • Realistic Simulation Labs: Experience real-world scenarios in a controlled environment, providing invaluable experiential learning opportunities.  

Mission and Goals


The Department of Medical Education at NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine aims to serve as a hub of excellence for teaching, learning, and evaluation. We offer advanced medical education support to design, develop, and deliver high-quality instruction and assessment in medical education for medical students, interns, residents, physicians, and other health professionals. Leveraging state-of-the-art technology and educational practices, we aim to transform the finest professionals in the health care field.  

Department Goals

  • Serve as the center for teaching, learning, evaluation, and leadership within the college and the osteopathic profession.
  • Design, develop, and deliver top-tier programs in clinical skills instruction, simulation, and assessment for the NSU community of health professionals.
  • Provide expertise and resources in education, assessment, leadership, data analysis, and technology to support the development of health care professionals.  

Key Functions

The department's primary functions are outlined below, covering patient-centered education, clinical skills assessment, data analysis, faculty development, and curriculum development.

The Department of Medical Education manages the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s curriculum to ensure alignment with medical education standards. Through ongoing feedback collection and academic assistance programs, we strive for continuous improvement. Dr. Jennifer Jordan, assistant dean for Medical Education, welcomes input and can be reached through her assistant, Chania Vargas, at or (954) 262-1716.
Our data analysis services support admissions, student progression, curriculum development, and course evaluation. We also provide academic support for grading, attendance reporting, and clinical skills assessment. For research support, contact Evelyn Walker, director, or team members Elizabeth Oviawe and Sadio Hazel at (954) 262-4390.

We specialize in developing educational technology for medical education, including curriculum management databases, student management systems, and course management systems. Our focus areas include medical simulation training, NSU Virtual Clinic, Art Observation in Second Life, and game-based learning.

Contact Elizabeth Oviawe at or 954-262-1414 for more information.

Dr. Sherrica Taylor, Director of Faculty Development, offers guidance and resources for educational methods, technology integration, and course development at (954) 262-1140. Faculty engagement is encouraged through our lunch-and-learn sessions and specialized programs like the ETA program, Faculty Wellness Series, and Neuro Immune Institute Research Seminars. For student and faculty skills enhancement, explore our Academic Rotation elective and Master of Science in Medical Education programs.

Our comprehensive training courses integrate standardized patients, medical simulation, clinical skills examinations, OSCEs, and preparation for the COMLEX 2 PE. Led by the Executive Medical Director, Dr. Heather McCarthy, our Clinical Skills Learning Center immersive training in physician-patient interactions. To participate as a standardized patient contact Carmen Hernandez at or (954) 262-1686.

Our Medical Simulation Clinic, resembling a hospital emergency room, utilizes robotic manikins to teach procedures and patient care. For more information or to participate in a training program, reach out to Marysel Sierra at or (954) 262-1528.

Explore State-of-the-Art Simulation Labs

Immerse yourself in hands-on learning experiences designed to enhance your medical education journey. 

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Standardized Patient Simulation Lab (Room #3149): Located conveniently on the first floor, our lab offers immersive experiences with standardized patients, right across from the Juice Blends Kiosk inside the HPD Terry Building.

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Medical Simulation Clinic: Situated between the Ziff Clinic and the Dental Building, our clinic provides hands-on training in a variety of medical procedures under the guidance of expert faculty.

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Contact Us

Department of Medical Education
Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nova Southeastern University, Terry Building
3200 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328

Phone: (954) 262-1716
Fax: (954) 262-3863

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