NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Osteopathic Medicine Program 83 self-selected, but approved, site that may bring them beyond the local, state, national ,and international boundaries. The Rural Medicine Training Program provides our students with a unique and enriching experience. A number of our graduates are now clinical directors at the community health centers or have established successful practices in a rural Florida region. Concurrent Degree and Certificate Programs The Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine administers a number of degree and certificate programs. The following graduate degree and certificate programs can be taken concurrently with a student’s D.O. degree. Doctor of Philosophy in Couple and Family Therapy (Ph.D.) Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (D.M.F.T.) Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics (M.S.) Master of Science in Couple and Family Therapy (M.S) Master of Science in Disaster and Emergency Management (M.S.) Master of Science in Medical Education (M.S.) Master of Science in Nutrition (M.S.) Graduate Certificate in Family Studies Graduate Certificate in Functional Nutrition and Herbal Therapy Graduate Certificate in Health Education Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Preparation Graduate Certificate in Medical Informatics Graduate Certificate in Public Health Graduate Certificate in Public Health Informatics Graduate Certificate in Social Medicine Graduate Certificate in Solution-Focused Coaching Information about these programs can be found in their respective sections of this catalog. Students in the D.O. program may enroll in any of the other graduate degree and certificate programs, provided they have completed the first semester of the first year of medical school and are in good academic standing. Continued participation is contingent on maintaining good academic standing in the D.O. program and is at the discretion of the dean of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. M.P.H. Dedicated Tuition Reduction All Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine students who have completed the first semester of their first year and are currently enrolled in NSU-KPCOM classes and in good academic standing are eligible to receive a tuition reduction for the payment of M.P.H. tuition. Students are eligible for the tuition reduction while they are enrolled in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. The tuition reduction is not available after graduation, unless the student continues as an intern, resident, or fellow with any of the Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine affiliated GME institutions. All tuition reductions require renewal by the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine each academic year. D.O./D.M.D. Dual-Degree Program In order to address the access to care issue andmeet the needs of underserved populations, Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU’s) College of Dental Medicine and Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine have structured a curriculum that provides students with an opportunity to receive a D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) and a D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree. This D.O./D.M.D. Dual-Degree Program is in accord with the missions of both schools. This dual program will prepare health care practitioners to use a totally holistic approach to health care that will address preventive medicine and general dentistry, as well as access to care issues, meeting the needs of rural and underserved populations. Once students complete this six-year program, they will be qualified for licensure in dentistry and for postgraduate, oneyear residencies that are required prior to medical licensure. Only a select number of motivated students who have attained the highest academic standards and embody the spirit of this collaborative initiative will be considered. Note: Applicants for this program are not currently being considered. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Departments BASIC SCIENCES Chair and Associate Professor: B. Mayi | Associate Professors: L. Baumback-Reardon, D. Khanna, J. Migliozzi, P. Rose | Assistant Professors: M. Holloway, H. Nguyen, M. Parmar, P. Waziry, M. Wilkinson CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY Chair: N. Klimas | Professors: J. Burks, M. Morris | Assistant Professors: K. A. Cheema, L. Nathanson, V. Renesca, I. Rey, I. Rozenfeld, L. Salgueiro, M. Vera-Nunez, X. Zeng