By Maria Leon

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Dr. Johannes W. Vieweg, founding dean, speaks with Julia James, Ph.D, post-doctoral researched, and Ron Thomas, B.Sc., research assistant, in the Nova Southeastern University Cell Therapy Institute laboratory.

Nova Southeastern University has received preliminary accreditation for its College of Allopathic Medicine, meaning that medical students can start enrolling for the August 2018 semester.

The approval from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education would create the eighth M.D. program in Florida. NSU currently offers DO degrees through its College of Osteopathic Medicine, which will continue.

Florida has a shortage of physicians that is expected to grow as the state’s population of elderly residents increases.

“The accreditation decision is a transformational moment in the history of NSU which brings the university another step closer toward NSU’s Vision 2020, and its goal of becoming a nationally recognized, top-tier university of teaching, research, service, and learning,” said NSU President George Hanbury.

Health care is a major focus at NSU. It already has schools of pharmacy, dentistry and nursing, plus medical research programs. It recently completed the 215,000-square foot Center of Collaborative Research on its Davie campus to host research companies. HCA plans to break ground on a 200-bed teaching and research hospital …read more

Source:: NSU News