NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine—M.B.S. Program 601 Accreditation 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 In order to be considered for admission into themaster’s degree program, the student must meet the following requirements: • completion of a bachelor’s degree froma regionally accredited college or university, or an international equivalent • completion of a minimum of four semester hours with a minimum of a C in both biology and chemistry (Completion of Organic Chemistry I and II is recommended.) • completion of a minimum of three semester hours with a minimum of a C in English or composition • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. It should be noted that many criteria, in addition to academic credentials, play a role in the admissions process to professional schools. While the biomedical science program does provide an opportunity for the student to demonstrate academic capability, it does not ensure admission to any professional school. Admission to the graduate program or completion of courses will not guarantee admission to any other program of Nova Southeastern University. Application Procedures Candidates for admission must submit 1. a completed application formalongwith a $50, nonrefundable application fee. 2. official transcripts of all undergraduate, graduate, and professional coursework, and if applicable, course-by-course evaluations of any foreign transcripts from a NACES evaluation service, submitted directly to Nova Southeastern University Enrollment Processing Services 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905. 3. one letter of recommendation from a preprofessional advisory committee, or two letters of recommendation from previous instructors or supervisors who can testify to the student’s characteristics, integrity, application, and aptitude in science (If an applicant has been employed for a considerable period of time, two letters of recommendation from employers may be substituted.) The dean of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSUMD) is empowered to evaluate the total qualifications of every student and to modify requirements in unusual circumstances. The admission process to the graduate program in biomedical sciences is not related in any way to the admission process of any other program at Nova Southeastern University. Schedule of Application for Admission Cycle Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, however preference will be given to completed applications received by August 1. Technical Standards Hearing Candidates and students must have sufficient auditory ability to monitor and assess health needs. Visual Candidates and students must have visual ability sufficient for observation, evaluation, and treatment integration. Students must be able to see fine detail; focus at a variety of distances; and discern differences and variations in color, shape, and texture that are necessary to differentiate normal and abnormal soft and hard tissues. Students must also possess the visual acuity to read charts, records, radiographs, small print, and handwritten notations. Tactile Candidates and students must have sufficient tactile ability for physical assessment—directly by palpation and indirectly by sensations transmitted through instruments. Sensory Candidates and students must be able to acquire a predetermined level of required information through demonstrations and experiences in basic science courses. Such information includes, but is not limited to, information conveyed through a) physiologic and pharmacologic demonstrations, b) microscopic images of microorganisms and tissues in normal and pathologic states, and c) demonstration of techniques using anatomical models. Students must also be able to acquire information from written documents and to evaluate information presented as images fromdigital platforms, paper, films, slides, or video. Master of Biomedical Sciences (M.B.S.) Program