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Osteopathic Medicine Dual Admission Program

Dual Admission – Osteopathic Medicine

Bachelor's Degree and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree

The combined bachelor's degree and doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree is a seven-year or eight-year program.

The seven-year program is a combined program; students will follow a three-year prescribed course of study in any undergraduate major. Students will be awarded a bachelor of science degree on successful completion of the first year of medical education at the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

In the eight-year program, students will complete any undergraduate major and be awarded a bachelor's degree before starting their medical education.

Students in both programs will receive the doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree after completion of successful study at the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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OVERVIEW OF REQUIREMENTS
Degrees: Bachelor's Degree (Any Major)
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
Years to Complete 3+4 4+4
ACT/SAT and GPA 29/1300 and 3.5 25/1150 and 3.5
Student Type Day Day
Years Math
Years Science
Years English
4
4
4
4
3
4
Required Courses Biology*, Chemistry, Pre-Calc** Biology*, Chemistry, Pre-Calc**
Required Letters of Recommendation Science Teacher
Counselor
D.O. or M.D.
Science Teacher
Counselor
D.O. or M.D.
Preadmission Interview Yes (Shark Preview Competition Weekend)
Dual Admission Deadline Fall 2016 : January 1, 2016 Fall 2016 : January 1, 2016
NSU UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
Major / Course Reqs. Any bachelor's degree, prescribed program prerequisites will be communicated upon admission. Any bachelor's degree, prescribed program prerequisites will be communicated upon admission.
Cumulative GPA 3.3 3.2 (3.5 for DAPES)
GPA in the Major/Science 3.3 3.2 (3.5 for DAPES)
Minimum Grade in Each Prerequisite Course C+ C+
Required Test Score MCAT 502 total with a minimum of 125 on all subsections. MCAT 502 total with a minimum of 125 on all subsections.
Graduate Application Yes Yes
Degree Required No Yes
Credits Required 90 Major & general education coursework must be completed 120

Transfer students are not eligible to apply to the Health Professions dual admission programs.

Calculation of cumulative and science GPA for the purpose of program eligibility will not reflect the "repeated courses" policy, all grades for retaken courses will be included.

Final determination of admission into the professional program is at the discretion of the receiving college.

* Anatomy and Physiology, and Living Environment may be substituted for Biology

** Trigonometry, Probability and Statistics, IB Math Analysis, and Functions may be substituted for Pre-Calculus