FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Allopathic Medicine (M.D. College) has been granted Candidate status by The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the organization that accredits M.D. programs in the U.S. and Canada. The college is applying to become the eighth M.D.-degree awarding medical school in Florida.
LCME announced the decision following its June meeting and will schedule an accreditation site visit in upcoming months to the university’s Davie/Fort Lauderdale, Florida campus. Following the site visit, LCME will meet to consider whether the M.D. College receives Preliminary Accreditation and can begin matriculating its charter class.
“This is a major step as we pursue our vision to become an exemplary, 21st-century medical college recognized for excellence in education, research, and clinical care,” said Johannes W. Vieweg, M.D., FACS, founding dean of the M.D. College. “NSU’s new medical school presents a tremendous opportunity to be a part of a new model of teaching and practicing medicine with the focus of advancing human health.”
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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information about NSU and realizingpotential.nova.edu for more information on the largest fundraising campaign in NSU history.