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Addiction Medicine Club provides students with information on how to treat individuals with substance-related health conditions, as well as information on the bio-psycho-social framework for persons with addiction. This club is also dedicated to increasing knowledge and awareness about the impaired physician, and provide information on the resources available for healthcare professionals struggling with substance abuse.

Email: addictionmedicineclub@gmail.com

Careers in Medicine Information

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Peter Cohen

President:
Ilana Rosner

Vice President:
Debra Spears

Treasurer:
Sahil Batra

Secretary:
Hye Jeong Han

NSU-KPCOM’s ACOEP Emergency Club is open to all health professions students interested in the Emergency Medicine field. The purpose of this club is to enhance students’ education and interest in Emergency Medicine.  The club sponsors academic enrichment through mentorship programs, educational workshops, lecture series, and clinical exposure.

Email: erclubnsucom@gmail.com

Careers in Medicine Information

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Darren Cohen

President:
Leena Owen

Vice President:
Maja Magazin

Treasurer:
Max Rubenstein

Secretary: 
Leo Ferretti

The NSU-KPCOM Chapter of the Student Association of the ACOFP is open to all osteopathic medical students and offers a variety of benefits while providing opportunities to build a professional network and enhance leadership skills. Members get access to OMT videos, webinars, COMLEX prep and an entire network of preceptors to help students along each step of their medical career. NSU-KPCOM Chapter of the SAACOFP is committed to highlighting the importance of disease prevention and health promotion in primary care through student activities, health promotion campaigns and community service.

Email:nsucomsaacofp@gmail.com

Careers in Medicine Information

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Traci-lyn Eisenberg

President:
Kaitlyn Dombrowski

Treasurer:
Pryia Gupta

Secretary:
Stephenie Quirke

National Liason:
Philip Brinson

American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM) members desire to go into sports medicine through several paths, using Sports Medicine Club as a way to learn about the careers available in Sports Medicine.  We also gain exposure working in the field as medical students alongside sports physicians.  The club has opportunities to volunteer in the community through sports, to shadow a variety of doctors working in sports medicine, and hear lectures from many types of sports medicine professionals in order to deepen our knowledge and widen our exposure to the field.

Careers in Medicine Information

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Alessandra Posey

President: 
Jordan Best

Vice President:
Ravin Patel

Treasurer:
Derrick Cleland

Secretary:
Vishal Patel

Outreach Chair:
Zachary Smith

The Anesthesiology Club is comprised of medical students interested in the field of anesthesia. By joining this club, students get a chance to participate in intubation clinics, Anesthesiologist Speaker meetings, as well as have several opportunities of shadowing practicing anesthesiologists in the area.  We seek to attract and assist high quality medical students to learn more about the field of anesthesiology and consider careers as anesthesiologists.

Email: nsucomanesthesiology@gmail.com

Careers in Medicine Information

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Kenneth Johnson

President:
Andrew Tucker

Vice President:
Simone Phang-Lyn

Treasurer:
Jacob Topfer

Secretary:
Connor Voirin

Our mission is to connect the students and faculty from the Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Divisions schools to the local geriatric community and foster a relationship where students can interact with older adults, offer time and services to older adults in need, and learn about the healthcare needs and the systems that provide for the local geriatric population.  We pride ourselves in fostering a collaborative environment among the various HPD programs and in providing to the elder community a group of motivated and dedicated student volunteers.

Careers in Medicine Information

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Elizabeth Hames

President:
Anuj Khanna

Vice President:
Rebecca Saunders

Treasurer:
Liliam Santiesteban

Secretary:
Jodian Hemmings

M1 Representative:
Jenn Blair

The NSU-KPCOM Neuro/Psych Club is a combination of all interests contained under the medical branches of Neurology and Psychiatry.  Just as the brain has millions of connections, our club focuses on the similarities and differences between the two disciplines through meetings, movies, guest speakers, and public outreach events.  The club often has joint events with the NSU College of Pharmacy’s corresponding club in in order to broaden the practical knowledge contained within each specialty.

Careers in Medicine Information

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Lori Dribin

President:
Sahil Batra

Vice President -Neuro:
Tyler Heinrich

Vice President-Psych:
Stephanie Schwartz

Treasurer:
Shivani Patel

Secretary:
Renee Tornea

The mission of the Pediatrics Club is to develop and encourage osteopathic medical students interested in pediatrics.  The club is not only for those desiring to specialize in pediatrics, but also for students interested in family medicine and other fields in which pediatric patients will be encountered.  Lectures and meetings are held frequently, as are social and fundraising events.  The club participates in a range of university-wide events such as A Day for Children and outreaches to unwell and underserved youth by coordinating an annual Holiday Toy Drive and visiting local hospitals.

Careers in Medicine Information

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Edward Packer

President:
Kaitlyn Steward

Vice President:
Gabriela Teixeira

Treasurer:
Jessica Wassef

Membership/ACOP liason:
Zara Zaidi

The NSU-KPCOM Ophthalmology Club’s purpose on campus is to provide NSU students with the opportunity to learn more about the field of ophthalmology as an osteopathic physician.  Our club allows students to explore the specialty and learn about the process by exposing them to current and former ophthalmologists during our informational meetings with speakers, as well as offer networking contacts for getting involved in ocular research.  Ophthalmology club also places a great emphasis on volunteerism by frequently partnering with Project Downtown Ft. Lauderdale to provide food to the local homeless population.  We also participate in various activities such as health fairs, glasses drives, and academic reviews for students.

Email: nsuophthalmology@gmail.com

Careers in Medicine Information

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Mayi

President:
Roya Garakani

Vice President:
Raj Shukla      

Treasurer:
Abdul Ansari

Secretary:
Vik Sethi

The PM&R club's goals is to promote and bring awareness to the field. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians, also known as physiatrists, treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. We also hope to bring awareness to the numerous subspecialties such as Brain Injury Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, and/or Sports Medicine. 

Careers in Medicine Information

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Peter Sprague

President:
Gabrielle McDermott

Vice President:
Charlotta Jornlid

Treasurer:
Leon Cedeno  

Secretary:
Divya Pandya

The club fosters interest and education on the professions of both interventional and diagnostic radiology.  Through didactic lectures, students have the benefit of learning how to evaluate images, which can serve them well in their clerkship years.

Careers in Medicine Information

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Jordan Ditchek

President:
Samuel Florescu

Vice President:
Ahmed Salim

Treasurer:
Joshua Godur 

Secretary:
Luke Krembs

SAOAO is an organization promoting interest, research and further learning in the field of Orthopedic Surgery. We work with local orthopedic surgeons and residents to further educate and provide opportunities for the next generation of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Careers in Medicine Information

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. David Thomas

President:
Daniel Arias

Vice President:
Tyler Cram

Treasurer:
Matt Wilhelm  

Secretary:
Adam Jacobs

The Student Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology aims to provide Nova Southeastern University Medical Students that are interested in pursuing OB/GYN as a career with all the information and advice necessary to achieve their goals.  The club hosts many information sessions about women’s health and residency led by OB/GYN physicians from many different kinds of hospitals, and provides its students with many community service opportunities.

Careers in Medicine Information

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Ken Johnson          

President:
Anthony Morris

Vice President:
Allie Lenox

Treasurer:
Madhurya Mulla

Secretary:
Elizabeth Weirich

The Student Dermatology Association is an organization that provides students with information about a career in dermatology.  We accomplish our mission by inviting dermatologists to speak about their training, setting up shadowing experiences with practicing dermatologists, and organizing different volunteer opportunities so our members can learn even more about the field.  Each semester our flagship even is a health fair at Fort Lauderdale Beach in which we hand out sunscreen and education beach goers about the importance of sun protection.

Email: nsudermatologyclub@gmail.com

Careers in Medicine Information

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Merrick Elias

President:
Megan McGill

Vice President:
Megan Hemmrich

Treasurer:
Marissa Ceresnie

Secretary:
Linda Hong

The SOIMA club here at NSU is a chapter of the national organization American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI).  As a local chapter, we offer many talks from Internists and specialist within our community that highlight a variety of fields within this specialty.  We aim to promote interprofessionalism by participating in an interprofessional mentoring program in conjunction with a local high school.  This club helps to educate future internist on the plethora of career choices within the field of internal medicine.

Careers in Medicine Information

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Marc Kesselman

President:
Sujith Puskoor

Vice President:
Shaan Patel

Treasurer:
Dana Kajan

Secretary:
Milee Patel

SOSA is a national organization that focuses on educating osteopathic students in the field of surgery.  Members participate in suture clinics, anatomy sessions with cadavers as well as attend sessions with speakers from a variety of surgical specialties.  In addition, we partner with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to raise awareness and money for the charity.

Careers in Medicine Information

Faculty Advisor 1:
Dr. David Thomas      

Faculty Advisor 2:
Dr. Nicholas Lutfi

President:
Zachary Smith

Vice President:
Matthew Apicella 

Treasurer:
Jay Shah

Secretary:
Luis Alva

National Liason:
Jordan Best

SOAPSS members share the goal of exploring specialty fields of plastics, ENT, and allergy.  Members are introduced and connected with physicians in the respective fields, along with community service focused club meeting.  Student members gain experience and tools that develop the patient centered philosophy in any specialty area they choose. 

Email: novasoapss@gmail.com

Careers in Medicine Information

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Robert Contrucci

President:
Nick Prewett

Vice President:
Alexander Michael Tarr

Treasurer:
Charlotta Jornlid

The Society of Medical Oncology (SOMO) established at the time when increasing population of cancer patients need holistic and yet personalized care.  SOMO’s main objective is to promote and provide both basic and clinical knowledge of medical oncology to passionate NSU-KPCOM medical students. To do so, SOMO will host health fairs for our members to delve into local communities to educate the public on carcinogens and advocate healthy lifestyles to minimize the risk of developing cancer. SOMO provides research internship opportunities in Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research so that its members will have a better understanding of fundamental mechanisms underlying oncogenesis. SOMO’s main mission is to promote the presence of osteopathic physicians in the field of medical oncology to better care cancer patients.

Careers in Medicine Information

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Demory-Beckler

President:
Shuhua Zheng 

Vice President:
James Hong

Clinical Research Officer:
January Moore  

Basic Science Research Officer:
Kyle Boltson

Administrative Officer:
Gabrielle Houser

Public Relation Officer:
Natasha Duggal

Financial Officer:
Jenny Tran

Treasurer:
Sarah Kim

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