The MD program in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine trains students to be more than a physician. It equips them with a rich breadth and depth of experience that fast-forwards their understanding of the practice of medicine. In addition to preparing students to care for individual patients, it readies them to take the lead in addressing community health care issues. They learn to recognize problems in health care delivery, innovate solutions, and mobilize change that improves the health of entire populations.
Nutrition, Exercise and Physiology
The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (NEP) immerses students in biological studies of the human body along with relevant social and psychological sciences. Classroom and practical experiences prepare students for careers in healthcare, including exercise physiology, dietetics, public health, research, and academia.
Speech and Hearing Sciences
The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences (SHS) prepares future speech-language pathologists for careers in medical, educational, and other settings. Students learn about speech, language, and communication problems in conditions such as autism, motor speech disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and central auditory processing disorder.