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NSU Florida Drs. Kiran and Pallavi Patel Advanced Standing Program for International Dental Graduates Tampa Bay Regional Campus


Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine is proud to announce the expansion of its DMD program to its Tampa Bay/ Clearwater Campus. The 39 month Advanced Standing Program for International Dental Graduates will increase its enrollment to 35 international dental graduates per year and be housed on the Tampa Bay/Clearwater Regional Campus. The 19,000 square foot space will house the 69 chair student clinic, simulation lab, and dedicated supporting offices and classrooms. The curriculum offered at Clearwater will be the same as the College of Dental Medicine’s current DMD program. Delivery of instruction will be accomplished through a combination of videoconferencing, lecture capture, and onsite lectures and labs which are already in place and being utilized by other Nova Southeastern University health professional programs. The Clearwater site has the capacity to simultaneously video conference to live lectures on the Ft. Lauderdale campus. On-site faculty and Office of Innovation Technology personnel will monitor large group lectures at the Clearwater site. The clinical and preclinical skills programs will replicate the program provided at the Ft. Lauderdale campus.  In addition to the state of the art, fully digitalized facility that the Clearwater campus offers, the surrounding communities have the potential to provide the IDG students with a robust patient population, insuring the students the ability to achieve a competency based comprehensive care patient experience. The Clearwater area/community also has great potential for community rotations, that will provide our students with the opportunity to acquire additional experiences with selected special needs populations.  For advanced standing students to earn a NSU-CDM DMD degree, they must demonstrate the same standards of competence that their program counterparts must meet as evidenced by passing outcomes on multiple formative and summative assessments to show progress towards attaining competency and ultimately demonstrating mastery of those competencies.

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