NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

28 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Osteopathic Medicine Program M2 Year—$649 Fall—$323.99 Winter—$325 M3 Year—$607 Fall—$303 Winter—$304 M4 Year—$85 Fall—$42 Winter—$43 Schedule of Application for Admission Cycle June—Application cycle for the next academic year begins. Inquiries are invited by Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, and AACOMAS forms are made available. July—Credentials sent to AACOMAS are processed, and applicant records are forwarded to Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. A supplemental application is then sent to the applicant. When the supplemental application is completed and returned, and when recommendations are received, the completed application is evaluated for interview. August—Personal interviews may begin. January 15—Deadline for AACOMAS applications. March 1—Deadline for NSU-KPCOM supplemental applications. Academics Transfer of Credit Circumstances may warrant that a student enrolled in a medical school seeks to transfer to another institution. Credits may be transferred from medical schools and colleges accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association or by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). • T ransfers from a medical school accredited by the COCA or the LCME shall require that, at minimum, the last two years of instruction be completed within the NSU Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. • T ransfers from an LCME-accredited medical school must complete the NSU Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine’s requirement for osteopathic manipulative medicine prior to graduation. • T ransfer credits will only be given if the student is in good academic standing at, and eligible for readmission to, the previously attended COCA- or LCME-accredited medical school. • C redit is only given for completed courses with grades of 70 percent C (2.0) or greater that fulfill the KPCOM’s graduation requirements. Anyone wishing to transfer to the NSU Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine must meet the following criteria: 1. make a formal application to the NSU Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Admissions 2. s atisfy all admission requirements to NSU Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, which include submitting official transcripts of all college work (including osteopathic transcripts); MCAT scores; National Board scores, if taken; and letters of evaluation 3. b e in good standing at the transferring institution, as documented by a letter from the dean of the transferring institution 4. s upply a letter of recommendation from a faculty member of the transferring institution 5. supply a written statement outlining reasons for request for transfer Decisions on transfer are made by the dean. No applicant will be accepted without an interview. The decision will be based on factors that include, but are not limited to, academic record, interview, circumstances leading to the transfer request, available space, and admission standards. Course of Study NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine has a dedicated faculty; well-established affiliations with medical centers, hospitals, and health care systems; a nationally recognized rural medicine program; and a mission to educate the finest osteopathic physicians possible. We place our students and residents at the nation’s fourth largest public hospital system—the North Broward Hospital District—and at our many other regional academic centers throughout Florida and several other states to improve continuity and coordination of clinical education within our vast and growing clinical training network. Our innovative curriculum is designed to fulfill our mission. The design of the curriculum is based on successful academic models—carefully developed and integrated. It emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration, guiding students to develop a holistic, and more importantly, an osteopathic approach to medicine. We continually correlate basic scientific information with fundamental clinical application. Students are given the opportunity for exposure to clinical settings in their first year, which gives them the potential to prepare for the “real world” of medicine.