Office for Professional Development

Pathway Program for Health Care Professionals: USMLE and NBDE Review Courses

A Joint providership program of NSU and Becker Professional Education, Inc.


These educational opportunities are designed for international health care professionals to provide a deeper knowledge and understanding of evidence-based health care and professional licensure system in the United States. The Program's diverse staff includes NSU faculty and outstanding educators from around the world.

Integrated Basic Sciences for the Health Care Professional

Length: 6 months

Program Description: The Integrated Basic Science Advanced Education Certificate curriculum focuses on the basic sciences as it relates to the function of the human body. Participants in this program will study biochemical and physiological functions, anatomical and histological structures, epidemiology, immunology, and pharmacology. Program will prepare students for U.S. National Board Examinations.

Course Curriculum:

Spring Course 1: January 7, 2015 through June 30, 2015

Spring Course 2: February 4, 2015 through July 31, 2015

Integrated Basic Sciences - Intensive Review


Length: 10 weeks

Program Description: This non-certificate program provides an intensive review of the basic sciences as it relates to the function of the human body. Participants in this program will study biochemical and physiological functions, anatomical and histological structures, epidemiology, immunology, and pharmacology. Program will prepare students for U.S. National Board Examinations.

Course Curriculum:

Spring Term: February 9, 2015 through April 26, 2015

Clinical Education Experience Programs (accepting inquiries after January 1, 2015)

Upon completion of the program, the participant receives an Advanced Continuing Education Certificate. Completion of the program does not qualify participants to be recognized as a U.S. specialist and if International participant, for licensure in the U.S. Limited space is available.

Internship(professional degree, no specialty)

Length: 1 year; eligibility for F-1 Visa

Description: An educational experience that lasts between one-,two-and three-years and includes direct patient care. These full time, post-graduate level internships are intended for dentists with dental degrees and others who have earned a terminal degree (U.S./International). The programs offer a curriculum of didactic components and clinical experiences. Topics are individualized to student’s interest. Due to limited space in NSU Clinics, student may be assigned to clinical site (with affiliation agreement) off-campus. Student must be able to travel.

Completion of the program does not qualify participants to be recognized as a U.S. specialist and if International participant, for licensure in the U.S.

Tuition: Tuition varies depending on the educational experience.

Fellowship (professional degree, completed specialty program)

Length: 1 year; eligibility for F-1 Visa

Description: An educational experience that lasts one year and includes direct patient care. Fellowships are intended for dentists with dental degrees and others who have earned a terminal degree (U.S./International), AND completed a specialty program. The topic is a special-interest area in their specialty. Due to limited space in NSU Clinics, student may be assigned to clinical site (with affiliation agreement) off-campus. Student must be able to travel.

Completion of the program does not qualify participants to be recognized as a U.S. specialist and if International participant, for licensure in the U.S.

Tuition: Tuition varies depending on the educational experience.

Preceptorship (observational experience)

Length: 1 month – 1 year; Eligibility F-1 and J Visa

Description: An educational experience that lasts between one month and a year. No direct patient care is included in this experience. Preceptorships are intended for pre-dental students, dentists with dental degrees and others who have earned a terminal degree (U.S./International). Topics are individualized to student’s interest, including research topics. Due to limited space in NSU Clinics, student may be assigned to clinical site (with affiliation agreement) off-campus. Student must be able to travel.

Completion of the program does not qualify participants to be recognized as a U.S. specialist and if International participant, for licensure in the U.S.

Tuition: Tuition varies depending on the educational experience.

ADA CERP - Continuing Education Recognition Program and Association for Continuing Dental Education LogosNova Southeastern University Health Professions Division is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider, approved AGD/PACE program provider, member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).