NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

580 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine—M.D. Program Accreditations The NSU Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSU MD) has been granted preliminary provisional accreditation by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME). This body is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council of Post-Secondary Accreditation as the accrediting agency for colleges educating allopathic (M.D.) physicians and surgeons. Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, doctorate, and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Nova Southeastern University. Admissions Requirements NSUMD assesses applicants in a holisticmanner and appreciates many different types of achievements demonstrated and challenges faced by potential students in its program. Our academic program is fast paced and rigorous and will require our students’ best. Applicants for the first-year class must meet the following minimum requirements prior to matriculation: 1. h ave successfully earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States by July 15 of the year they will beginmedical school (Degrees may be in the discipline of the applicant’s choice, as long as the applicant completed the prerequisite coursework.) 2. have successfully completed these required courses Course Semesters (or Equivalent) Biology—with lab........................................................................... 2 General chemistry—with lab........................................................ 2 Organic chemistry—with lab (Biochemistry with or without lab may be substituted for a second semester [or equivalent] of organic chemistry.)........................................ 2 Physics.............................................................................................. 2 Mathematics—college level (Calculus is not required. Statistics is acceptable.).................... 1 Note: Advanced Placement (AP) courseswill fulfill the prerequisite requirements if the individual courses and credits awarded are detailed on the applicant’s college/university transcript. The college views the social sciences, languages, and behavioral sciences, as well as medical sciences and related courses, to be important in creating a well-rounded physician. Courses in microbiology, computer science, cellular physiology, genetics, embryology, biostatistics, quantitative analysis, physical chemistry, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences, while not required, are useful in providing some essential skills and knowledge required for a medical education. 4. All applicants are required to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Applications for the MCAT may be obtained online at aamc.org, by calling (202) 828-0600, or by writing directly to Association of American Medical Colleges 655 K Street NW, Suite 100 Washington, DC 20001-2399 MCAT scores must be no more than three years old prior to the application cycle. The college expects to receive thousands of applications for admission each year, from which only 50 students will be chosen. These students will have varied backgrounds, andwhile some may enter the college directly from an undergraduate program, other students will come from successful careers. The Committee on Admissions recommends applicants to the dean on the basis of demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, compassion, and commitment to the medical profession. Technical Standards for Medical School Admission, Continuation, and Graduation Introduction Applicants to the NSU MD are selected for admission on the basis of their academic, personal, and extracurricular attributes. Applicants must also have the intellectual, physical, and emotional capabilities to meet the requirements of NSU MD’s curriculum and of a successful medical career. The mission of NSU MD is to provide its graduates with broad, general knowledge in all fields of medicine and the basic skills and competence requisite for the practice of medicine. Therefore, the faculty of NSU MD believes that a broadbased and patient-oriented curriculum is necessary for the development of such knowledge and skills and is best suited to the education of future generalists, specialists, physician investigators, and leaders in medicine. In other words, NSU MD seeks to graduate students who will have the knowledge and skills to function in a broad variety of clinical situations and to render a wide spectrum of patient care. The following technical standards are based on standards suggested by the Special Advisory Panel on Technical Standards for Medical School Admissions convened by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Memorandum #79-4, in January 1979*. These guidelines were formally adopted by the NSU MD Doctor of Allopathic Medicine (M.D.) Program

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