NSU’s Tampa Bay Regional Campus Host’s Inaugural Health Exposition

On February 15, the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine hosted its inaugural health exposition at the Tampa Bay Regional Campus as a way to provide students an opportunity to network and explore different medical specialties.

The event began with a speaker series, where physicians from various specialties spoke about why they chose medicine and their various career paths. Keynote speaker Ronald Burns, D.O., FACOFP, president of the American Osteopathic Association, highlighted the program’s second half. Burns discussed the osteopathic profession, as well as what it really means to be an osteopathic physician. In addition, he answered questions regarding the recent merger and the USMLE pass/fail exam.

The exposition ended with a networking social hour, where students were able to chat with the speakers, as well as learn about shadowing and research opportunities. The event, which helped many of the students gain insight into a variety of specialties, also served as a reminder of why they chose to pursue medicine in the first place.