Student Club News
Every year, at the annual Spring Conference, The ACOP recognizes one student organization from across the nation as the Student Club of the Year. The recipient of the award has demonstrated significant contributions in the realms of community service, student body education, fundraising, and research, as well as other attributes that make the chapter unique. There are numerous outstanding applications submitted each year, but this year, Nova Southeastern University Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine stood out among the rest.
Over the 2017-2018 school year, NSU made an incredible impact on their surrounding community by contributing significantly to multiple community health fairs, such as NSU’s Community Fest, The Disability Expo, Kids a Smile Health Fair. Most notably, they helped to execute A Day for Children Health Fair, which had over 10,000 people in attendance after a year’s worth of planning! Their service hardly stops there as they worked tirelessly to raise funds for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a pediatric cancer research foundation, by hosting the fourth annual “Brave the Shave” event and second annual “PJammin’ Campus-wide 5K.” Additionally, members from the club visit two of the local children’s hospitals to deliver treats for Halloween and for annual toy drives for the holidays. This year alone, they were able to gather more than 35 toys for the children in the local Cystic Fibrosis unit at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital!
One of the most unique attributes of this club is the Haiti Language Hangouts Program, which pairs a medical student with a Haitian student for weekly skype sessions. These hangouts are a mutualistic relationship, helping the Haitian student learn English as a second language and teaching the NSU medical students about different cultural values. And this isn’t where the learning stops! As an organization, they set up opportunities for their members to attend Pediatric Grand Rounds at Broward Health as well as coordinating lunch lectures from renowned physicians in the area. On an individual level, multiple members of the club are conducting research projects ranging from tumorigenesis pathways to the sustainability of wellness programs abroad. Further, NSU’s ACOP Student chapter continues to foster collaboration with the undergraduate Pediatric Interest Club at their university, serving to both inspire and mentor the next generation of physicians. These are just some of the incredible things this club has accomplished over the past year and we cannot wait to see where the upcoming year takes them!
ACOP PEDIATRIC TRACK at OMED 2018
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