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Clinical Exploration Program(CEP)

NSU's Clinical Exploration Program offers students the opportunity to shadow medical professionals on the job in many of NSU’s medical and health clinics. Program participants gain a broad perspective that shows how various medical fields work together and a practical, up-close review of several medical career options.

CEP Application

Pre Health Day

The Career Development Office hosts a Pre-Health Day conference every year in the winter semester. The Pre-Health Day is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare to gain insights on the application process for medical, dental, optometry, physical/occupational therapy and all other professional schools. This will also be an ideal avenue to network with current professionals in the field and hear their journey towards reaching their career goals. The Pre-Health day consists of Panel Mock Interviews facilitated by current faculty members and professional staff, breakout sessions led by current Healthcare professionals, a panel of current Health Professions Division (HPD) students who will share their own experiences in their respective programs, and finally a workshop on admissions and managing the application process.

2017 Pre Health Day Booklet

2018 Pre Health Day Booklet


Career Development host’s a biannual Hire-A-Shark Day, once in the fall and another in the winter semester. The event provides opportunities for students including research, shadowing, internships, jobs, and volunteering within the Pre-Health and STEM programs. This is an amazing event for students to meet with employers and learn about some unique opportunities in their field. The upcoming Hire-A-Shark event will take place on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Don Taft University Center Rick Case Arena.

Trick to the Treat Event

Interested in science related research and internships? Every Fall semester we provide an avenue for students to present their Research, Medical and other Science related internships through round table discussions. This is the ideal program to learn how to obtain such opportunities strategically. Learn how and why to apply to science related internships and research opportunities. Halmos College Faculty, Career Development and Academic Advising office will be on hand to answer any of your questions. 

Public Health Case Competitions

Interested in putting your classroom skills into practice? Case competitions provide an ideal avenue to immerse yourself in real life situations than involve Public health issues. A case competition starts with the presentation of a “problem” fictitious or real and the case is usually presented as a short story or case with accompanying data to illustrate key aspects of the situation. A student or team are asked to identify how they would solve the problem and present their solution to a panel of judges, who evaluate the analysis and the effectiveness of the presentation. This is a great experience for those interested in a healthcare career as it will challenge you to think like a medical professional and address situations that have a real-life application.

Science Alive

This summer, NSU’s Science Alive!, under the direction of Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D., Interim Chair of the Biology Department in the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, presented a series of six science workshops over 3 weeks at the Alvin Sherman Library as part of the free Summer S.T.E.M. for Tweens and Science Kids programs hosted by Youth Services Librarians Kristina Knott and Katharine Labuda.

Science Alive! is a program in which NSU undergraduate and graduate students across multiple Colleges and disciplines work alongside alumni and teachers, in the spirit of One NSU, to help bring science to life for children of all ages.

By partnering with the Alvin Sherman Library for their series of free science programs for children ages 6-12, Dr. Schmitt Lavin and her team of volunteers were able to reach close to 100 children from within the surrounding community each week with hands-on science experiments and demonstrations.  Topics explored this summer included hands-on activities to explore DNA (as part of the Bio-Rad Science Ambassadors Program) and the conduction of electricity (as part of the Scigirls Connect partner program).

To learn more about NSU’s Science Alive! program visit:

(TEDxNSU Talk by Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D)

To learn more about free programs offered to the public at the Alvin Sherman Library, including Afterschool S.T.E.M. for Grades 3-6 and Family S.T.E.M. for all ages, visit:

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