(Dr.) Eric C. Young
NSU Undergraduate Date
Other Institutions of Study
M.S. Cellular and Molecular Biology (St. Thomas University)
Highest Degree Completed
Jackson Health Systems
“Where should I begin?” Nova Southeastern University means so much to me and has done so much for me ever since my first day of matriculation. I guess I’ll begin from the top: my name is Eric C. Young and I am a first year medical student of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSU MD program) at Nova Southeastern University. One can imagine how wonderful it feels to be a part of history—to be one of the pioneering class of 2022 NSU MD Charter students. NSU is and has been the place that I call home ever since 2008, where I discovered great mentors and professors like Dr. Emily Schmitt-Lavin, Dr. Mark Jaffe, Dr. Jamie Tartar, Dr. Beatrix Aukszi, and so many more. These professors moved beyond the curriculum and taught values such as hard work, dedication, and integrity. After earning a B.S. in Biology, I took some time off to gain clinical experience. I began working at the city of Miami’s largest public healthcare hospital Jackson Memorial Health Systems. Over a period of a few years, I acquired meaningful clinical experience working closely with patients in Psychiatry and Oncology; my other experiences included working as a phlebotomist and assisting in the hospitals Clinical Pathology laboratory. I also maintained a great sense of humility by volunteering my time and services to organizations like Feeding South Florida, which I had the pleasure of volunteering with Dr. Emily Schmitt-Lavin. While working at the hospital, I also earned a M.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology at St. Thomas University, where I became involved in Neuroscience research. With hard work, I earned a 4.0 GPA and I am now proud to return home to Nova Southeastern University to earn my M.D. title. I am most grateful to the many professors and faculty of Nova Southeastern University for nurturing the many positive characteristics that I possess today.
Thank you, Nova Southeastern University.