NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Graduate Certificate in Social Medicine Program 111 The Graduate Certificate in Social Medicine will target medical residents, directors of medical education, residency program directors or anyone with an interest in learning more about global/social medicine. Over the past 15 years, there has been a growing national and international trend toward developing frameworks for defining, applying, teaching, and measuring the competency of a physician. Many organizations have developed criteria to define and measure competency. The Certificate in Social Medicine is designed to address these needs and enhance the experiences for residents to achieve program competencies. Residents will obtain additional information from this graduate-level program, which helps to achieve competency in several elements. Program directors and directors of medical education completing this certificate can impart their expertise to the residents. Admissions Requirements The Graduate Certificate in Social Medicine evaluates the overall quality of applicants, including academic achievement, personal motivation, knowledge about the public health profession, health care, and life experiences. Criteria for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Social Medicine are as follows: • T he applicant must hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university. • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above, on a 4.0 scale, is preferred. • Applicants enrolled in another area of study within Nova Southeastern University must be in good academic standing, must provide a letter of recommendation from the dean or program director of the other college or program, and must meet the Graduate Certificate in Social Medicine admission requirements. • A ll application materials must be received in a timely manner to enable the Office of Admissions and the admissions committee to process the application promptly. Application Process The Office of Admissions processes application on a year round basis. Applicants may apply for matriculation into any one of the tree semesters (fall, winter, summer). To be considered by the admissions committee, all applicants must • complete the online application, send the nonrefundable application fee of $50 • s ubmit official transcripts of all undergraduate, graduate, and professional education It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that arrangements are made fro all transcripts to be sent. A final transcript of all the applicant’s work up to the the time of matriculation must be forwarded to the Office of Admissions prior to matriculation. Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization, such as one of the services listed below: • World Education Services, Inc. (212) 966-6311 • 800-361-3106 • wes.org - By Postal Mail WES Reference # WES Global Documentation Centre PO Box 2008 STN MAIN Newmarket, ON, L3Y 0G5 Canada - By Express Courier WES Reference # WES Global Documentation Centre 14-145 Industrial Parkway South Aurora, ON, L4G 3V5 Canada • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants 7101 SW 102 Avenue Miami, FL 33173 (305) 273-1616 • (305) 273-1338 fax info@jsilny.org • jsilny.org • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. 101 West Pleasant Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53212-3963 (414) 289-3400 • ece.org Please mail all supplemental admissions material to • Nova Southeastern University Enrollment Processing Services Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Social Medicine Admissions 3300 S. University Drive, PO Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2004 Upon receipt of the completed application and required material, the Committee on Admissions will review the application and the applicant’s file and make recommendations to the program director. The director submits a recommendation on admission to the dean. The final decision on admission is made by the dean of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. Should you have any questions, please email dfamularo@nova.edu. Graduate Certificate in Social Medicine Program