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Physician Assistant Program - Fort Lauderdale

New Student Orientation

Welcome to Nova Southeastern University’s Physician Assistant Program and your first step toward a rewarding and challenging new career as a health care professional. The faculty and staff are committed to providing you with the finest resources as well as the best learning opportunities possible.

The New Student Orientation & Pre-Arrival Information website compiled by Student Affairs provides vital information in setting up your NSU email, completing your background check, health forms, and parking permits.  Please make sure to read the site thoroughly and complete all the necessary information to ensure that you are ready to begin your journey to becoming a Physician Assistant.  Again, congratulations on your selection, and we look forward to seeing you.  If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Diana E. Cherkiss, MMS, MPH, PA-C
Program Director
Academic Director
Physician Assistant Program

Welcome Letter from Academic Director

Orientation Day Schedule

  • (Check back May 8th, 2024)

Summer 2024 Course Information

  • Check your email after April 1st, 2024 for registration information.

PA Diagnostic Equipment List

  • Diagnostic Equipment Order Information Click Here
  • 2024 NSU PA Student Diagnostic Equipment Ordering Site Click Here


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