HCA East Florida and Nova Southeastern further partnership to educate medical students
HCA East Florida is entering the next phase of its partnership with Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSU MD)
The program aims to address concerns of physician shortage in Florida.
Fort Lauderdale, FL — HCA East Florida is entering the next phase of its partnership with Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSU MD).
Beginning in Fall 2020, NSU MD students will complete six-rotation clinical clerkships at HCA East Florida hospitals in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties to fulfill their undergraduate clinical curriculum requirements. HCA East Florida and NSU MD faculty worked closely together to develop a world-class clinical curriculum that provides students with real world experiences in a hospital setting. The new collaboration between HCA Healthcare and NSU is unique since HCA currently hosts many Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs that synergize with NSU medical students' educational needs.
"As patients and physicians in Florida are getting older, there will be a looming healthcare crisis due to the shortage of healthcare providers. The mission of our medical college is to ensure that compassionate, skilled physicians are available to care for the patients who call this state home," explained Dr. Johannes Vieweg, dean of NSU MD. "We are fortunate to collaborate with HCA to build a new pipeline of physicians that will mitigate the shortage of doctors in Florida."
The clerkship program, which launched in 2018, is comprised of six clinical rotations and include the following specialties:
- Internal Medicine
- Primary Care Medicine
"We are honored to partner with Nova Southeastern University on this important initiative," said Dr. Ravi Kallur, Vice President of Graduate Medical Education for HCA East Florida. Our hospitals possess the technology and medical expertise that contribute to an enriching experience for medical students."
About Nova Southeastern University (NSU)
At NSU, students don't just get an education, they get the competitive edge they need for real careers, real contributions and real life. A dynamic, private research university, NSU is providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree levels. Established in 1964, the university includes 15 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, the private JK-12 Grade University School, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, one of Florida's largest public libraries. NSU students learn at our campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, and online globally. With nearly 200,000 alumni across the nation and globe, the reach of the NSU community is worldwide. Classified as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie's Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education's criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit the NSU website for more information.