For a second year, Bond Clinic P.A. welcomes a new group of medical students from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) as part of an ongoing partnership with the university. This program will see twelve future doctors learn from highly experienced Bond Clinic physicians over the next year. Each student will study, train and practice medicine in various specialties around Polk County.
NSU students will play an active role in the clinic, meeting patients, representing Bond Clinic at teaching moments in the field, and providing additional medical care to the public. Students will rotate through the following specialties: internal medicine, nephrology, thoracic surgery, pediatrics, neurology, oncology and rheumatology. With continued medical training for new doctors, Bond Clinic is shaping future physicians with the expertise they need to better serve the community.
Bond Clinic already has working relationships with the area’s local colleges, technical schools, and high school medical academies that help students gain first-hand clinical experience. The clinic also helps local students with medical assistant programs, physical therapy, nursing and other fields of medicine.
“We are honored that Bond Clinic is able to impact the future of medicine by instructing these new physicians,” says Zac Marius, the Bond Clinic Human Resources Director. “With our resources at the clinic, we are able to provide a different opportunity for these doctors to learn hands on techniques & practices, but also experience the working conditions of a dedicated medical facility.”
This program with NSU is expected to expand next year with more students and physicians participating at the clinic. Updates on these future doctors will be shared via the Bond Clinic website and social media accounts.