NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

24 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Claudia Serna, Ph.D., D.D.S., M.P.H. Director, Public Health Program Kim Valenti, M.Ed. Director, Medical Education Program Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Programs The college offers the following programs and degree options: D.O. Program • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) Couple and Family Therapy Program • Doctor of Philosophy in Couple and Family Therapy (Ph.D.) • Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (D.M.F.T.) • Master of Science in Couple and Family Therapy (M.S.) • Graduate Certificate in Family Studies • Graduate Certificate in Solution-Focused Coaching Disaster and Emergency Management Program • Master of Science in Disaster and Emergency Management (M.S.) Health Informatics Program • Master of Science in Health Informatics (M.S.) • Graduate Certificate in Medical Informatics • Graduate Certificate in Public Health Informatics Health Professions Preparation Program • Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Preparation Medical Education Program • Master of Science in Medical Education (M.S.) Nutrition Program • Master of Science in Nutrition (M.S.) • Graduate Certificate in Functional Nutrition and Herbal Therapy Public Health Program • Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) • Graduate Certificate in Public Health • Graduate Certificate in Health Education Social Medicine Program • Graduate Certificate in Social Medicine Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progress— Osteopathic Medicine Program The Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (KPCOM) is pledged to the admission and matriculation of qualified students and wishes to acknowledge awareness of laws that prohibit discrimination against anyone on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, pregnancy status, national or ethnic origin, nondisqualifying disability, age, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, military service, veteran status, or political beliefs or affiliations. Regarding those students with verifiable disabilities, the university and KPCOM will not discriminate against such individuals who are otherwise qualified, but will expect applicants and students to meet certain minimal technical standards (core performance standards) as set forth herein, with or without reasonable accommodation. In adopting these standards, the university and KPCOM believe it must keep in mind the efficacy and safety in the learning environment, as well as the ultimate safety of the patients who some of its graduates will eventually serve. Specifically, the standards reflect what the university and KPCOM believe are reasonable expectations required of future osteopathic physicians in performing common functions. Any exceptions to such standards must be approved by the dean of KPCOM based upon appropriate circumstances. Honor and integrity are essential and depend on the exemplary behavior of the individual in his or her relations with classmates, patients, faculty members, and colleagues. This includes accountability to oneself and to relationships with fellow students, future colleagues, faculty members, and patients who come under the student’s care or contribute to his or her training and growth, as well as members of the general public. This applies to personal conduct that reflects on the student’s honesty and integrity in both academic and nonacademic settings, whether or not involving an NSU-sponsored activity. All students must have the capacity to manage their lives and anticipate their own needs. Upon accepting admission to NSUKPCOM, each student subscribes to, and pledges complete observance to, NSU’s Student Code of Conduct Policies. A violation of these standards is an abuse of the trust placed in every student and could lead to suspension or dismissal. Students in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree program must have, with or without reasonable accommodation, multiple abilities and skills including intellectual, conceptual, integrative, and quantitative abilities; interpersonal communication; mobility and strength; motor skills; and hearing, visual, tactile, behavioral, and social attributes. Students must be able to perform these abilities and skills in a reasonably independent manner. Osteopathic physicians must