NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

140 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Preparation • Letters of recommendation must be submitted according to AACOMAS or PostBacCAS procedures. If applicant has been out of school for at least two years, applicant must contact an admissions counselor. Letters must consist of a. o ne from a D.O. or M.D. b. two from science professors and one froma nonscience professor OR one from a preprofessional committee • The applicant must participate in a personal interview. Prerequisites Prior to matriculation, applicants must • have a B.A. or B.S. degree from a regionally accredited university • complete a minimum of 8 semester hours with a grade of C (2.0 GPA) or higher in each of the following – biology with lab – general chemistry with lab – organic chemistry with lab – general physics with lab • complete a minimum of 6 semester hours in English, with at least 3 semester hours in composition, with a grade of C (2.0 GPA) or higher • complete a minimum of 3 semester hours with a grade of C (2.0 GPA) or higher in biochemistry • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale • have a minimum cumulative MCAT of 498 or higher Application Procedures The college participates in the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) and PostBacCAS for the receipt and processing of applications. AACOMAS and PostBacCAS take no part in the selection of students. Applicants should submit applications electronically through AACOMAS or PostBacCAS Online interactive, web-based applications at aacom.org or postbaccas.liaisoncas.org. The steps listed here are necessary to the primary application process. 1. The applicant must submit the following materials to AACOMAS by January 15: • completed AACOMAS or PostBacCAS application • official transcripts from the registrars of all colleges or universities attended, mailed directly to AACOMAS or PostBacCas by the college or university • a letter of recommendation from the preprofessional committee, or, if such a committee does not exist, then three letters of evaluation—two from science professors and one from a nonscience professor • a letter of recommendation from either a D.O. or M.D. • MCAT scores (can not be older than three years from the date of expectedmatriculation into the CHPP program) 2. The applicant must submit the following to the college by March 1: • a secondary application, which will be sent to the applicant by the college upon receipt of the AACOMAS or PostBacCAS application • a nonrefundable application fee of $50 For questions about PostBacCAS, applicants may call (857) 304-2047. For more information about procedures after the PostBacCAS application has been submitted, please contact admissions at Nova Southeastern University Enrollment Processing Services (EPS) Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine CHPP Admissions 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905 Melissa Chamberlain (954) 262-1989 • chammeli@nova.edu A personal interview is a part of the admission process; however, being interviewed is not a guarantee of admission. Not all applicants will be granted an interview. Those selected for an interview will be notified of the date and time of such interview by the Office of Admissions. Notice of acceptance will be on a rolling or periodic schedule; therefore, early completion of the application is in the best interest of the applicant because of the limited number of spaces available in each class. After acceptance, final and of ficial documents and requirements must be received by the Office of Admissions within 90 days following the start of the first term. If these final and official documents are not received, or other requirements are not met by that time, the student will not be able to continue enrollment.

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