582 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine—M.D. Program with patients, their families, and health care personnel in a courteous, professional, and respectful manner. Candidates must be able to tolerate physically taxing workloads and to function effectively under stress. They must be able to adapt to changing environments, to display flexibility, and to learn to function in the face of uncertainties inherent in the clinical problems of many patients. Compassion, integrity, concern for others, interpersonal skills, interest, and motivation are all personal qualities that are required. Technological compensation can be made in certain of these areas, but a candidate should be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner. The use of a trained intermediary, a person trained to perform essential skills on behalf of the candidate, or a person used such that a candidate’s judgment must be mediated by someone else’s power of selection and observation, is not permitted. In addition to the abilities and skills set forth above, candidates must possess the general physical health necessary for performing the duties of a medical student and physician in training without endangering the lives of patients and/ or colleagues with whom the student might have contact. Candidates whose performance is impaired by abuse of alcohol or other substances are not suitable candidates for admission, continuation, promotion, or graduation. Process for Assessing the Applicant’s Compliance with the Technical Standards Applicants are required to attest at the time they accept an offer to matriculate that they meet NSU MD’s Technical Standards, and thereafter, must attest on an annual basis that they continue to meet the standards. These standards are not intended to deter any student who might be able to complete the requirements of the curriculum with reasonable accommodations. Requests from applicants for reasonable accommodations in meeting the technical standards will be reviewed and considered by the NSU Office of Student Disability Services. Students requesting accommodations must complete NSU’s Academic Accommodations form (nova.edu/disabilityservices). For additional information about the college’s process for assessing an applicant’s compliance with the technical standards, contact Patrick Hardigan, Ph.D., at (954) 262-1524 or HPDdisabilityservices@nova.edu. Application Procedures The college participates in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) for the receipt and processing of all applications. AMCAS takes no part in the selection of students. Applicants should submit applications electronically through AMCAS online, using an interactive, web-based application. More information can be found online at https://students -residents .aamc.org/applying-medical-school-amcas /applying-medical-school-amcas. For questions, applicants may call (954) 262-0515. The following steps are necessary to the primary application process. 1. The applicant must submit the following materials to AMCAS by January 15: • completed AMCAS application • official transcripts from the registrars of all colleges or universities attended, mailed directly to AMCAS by the college or university • MCAT scores (must be no more than three years old prior to the application cycle) 2. T he applicant must submit the following to the college by February 28: • a secondary application, which will be sent to the applicant by the college upon receipt of the AMCAS application • a nonrefundable application fee of $50 • three letters of recommendation via the AMCAS Letters Service (if not included in the initial application) 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 college’s Office of Admissions and Student Affairs. 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 official documents and requirements must be received by the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs before the first day of orientation to the program. The college will provide accepted students with a detailed schedule of due dates for all documents and requirements. If these final and official documents are not received, or other requirements are not met by that time, or the student is not present at the start of orientation, the student will forfeit his or her place in the class and an applicant from the wait list will be offered the position in the class. Financial aidwill not be disbursed to anyone until he or she has been fully admitted as a regular student (all admissions requirements have been approved by the program office). Tuition and Fees 1. The yearly tuition for 2021–2022 will be posted on our website (https://md.nova.edu/admissions/cost.html). It is subject to change by the board of trustees without notice. Tuition is paid by the semester. 2. Fees include an annual Allopathic General Access Fee of $145. An NSU Student Services Fee of $1,500 is also required each year.