NSU Halmos College of Arts and Sciences (HCAS) Alumni


Display Name

(Dr.) Eric C. Young


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NSU Major

BS Biology

NSU Undergraduate Date


Other Institutions of Study

M.S. Cellular and Molecular Biology (St. Thomas University)

Highest Degree Completed


Current Employer

Jackson Health Systems


Pathology Associate

NSU Experience

“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.