2022 NSU Fact Book

2022 FACT BOOK 79 biomedical informatics, business, and leadership. Additionally, the curriculum includes a heavy emphasis on biomedical research, technology, and medical innovation throughout the educational program. Medical students will become active learners through work in small groups using active inquiry methods under the guidance of a faculty facilitator. Students will be challenged to solve real-world medical problems using clinical cases and a team-based approach. The integration of these innovative pedagogies will facilitate better interaction with patients and other health care team members. Further, these encounters will teach necessary skills during clinical rotations and residency training, as practicing physicians, for leadership roles, and to uphold excellent standards of care. After meeting core preclerkship requirements, students will enter clinical rotations halfway through their second year, providing additional real-world training. Students will participate in clinical rotations throughout HCA East Florida’s network of hospitals, at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, and, eventually, at the HCA teaching and research hospital on NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus. Research is a core mission of the college, and students will complete required research courses and will have additional elective opportunities to expand their research portfolio with the support of faculty mentors. M.B.S. PROGRAM Reflecting the college’s growth trajectory, M.D. faculty members in the Department of Biomedical Sciences are now offering the Master of Biomedical Sciences (M.B.S.) Program. The M.B.S. program is a postbaccalaureate enhancer and pathway designed to respond to a changing health care market to make students more competitive for admission to the university’s professional colleges in the Health Professions Division. Through a truly interdisciplinary curriculum, the M.B.S. program offers a variety of clinical and business-related courses. In summary, the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine offers students, residents, and health professionals a rare and exciting opportunity to be a part of a new paradigm of teaching the art and practice of medicine. In a truly interdisciplinary setting, the college also serves to coordinate and provide basic and medical sciences education to other division colleges and contributes to the unique and collaborative training environment in the Health Professions Division. Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (KPCOM), which admitted its charter class in 1981, is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association and is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. The mission of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine is to provide learner-centered education, both nationally and internationally, for osteopathic medical students, postgraduate trainees, physicians, and other professionals. Through its interprofessional programs, the college prepares competent and compassionate lifelong learners; supports research, scholarly activity, and community service; and advocates for the health and welfare of diverse populations, including the medically underserved. The college offers a full-time, four-year course of study leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree. In addition, it offers a complement of distin- guished graduate and community-education programs. These include the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Master of Science (M.S.) in Biomedical Informatics, Master of Science (M.S.) in Disaster and Emergency Management, Master of Science (M.S.) in Medical Education, and Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition degrees. Certificate programs are in emergency medicine, functional nutrition and herbal therapy, health education, medical informatics, public health, public health informatics, and social medicine. Concurrent and dual degree options include the D.O./M.P.H. and D.O./M.S. (areas of focus include health informatics, nutrition, and medical education, among others). D.O. PROGRAM The D.O. program strives to prepare high-quality, compassionate physicians with an emphasis on