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Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Prefer bachelors degree. Prerequisites: 8 sem. Hrs of Biological Sciences, 16 sem.hrs of chemistry 8sem.hrs of physics, 6 sem.hrs of English/Humanities.Minimum & science GPA of 3.0 and MCAT. A letter of recommendation from a physician and the preprofessional advisory committee or 2 letters from science prof.and 1 from non-science prof. Admit from a national and international pool of applicants.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Joey Jankie
Application fee  $50
AMCAS application accepted  No
AACOMAS application accepted  Yes
Applications accepted  June 2 (Begins)
January 15 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  September 15 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  19
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  N/A
Early decision plan offered  No
Early decision application period  N/A
Early decision plan notification date  N/A
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.46
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  27 MCAT total score
9 verbal reasoning
9 physical sciences
9 biological sciences
Required undergraduate course work
biology humanities
English demonstration of writing skills
organic chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  D.O./M.B.A., D.O./M.P.H., D.O./J.D., D.O./M.S.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  8
Combined college/M.D. program URL

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women's health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum?  Very frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice?  Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.1:1
Full-time faculty  124
Part-time faculty  1,107
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  34
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  0
Full-time faculty in clinical program  90
Part-time faculty in clinical program  1,107

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $0.8
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  4
Principal investigators (PIs)  4
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  6

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Magnolia Regional Health Center
Bay Pines VAMC Memorial Regional Hospital
Bethesda Memorial Hospital Miami Children's Hospital
Broward Health MedicalCenter Mount Sinai Medical Center
Coral Springs Medical Center Naples Community Hospital
Florida Hospital East Orlando Northwest Medical Center
Floyd Medical Center Palm Beach County Health Department
Georgia Health Sciences University Palmetto General Hospital
Jackson Memorial Hospital Palms West Hospital
Jackson North SEAL Regional Medical Center
Kendall Regional Southampton General Hospital
Lakeside Medical Center St. Lucie Medical Center
Largo Medical Center The Medical Center
Larkin Community Hospital West Palm Beach VAMC
Lee Memorial Health System West Palm Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

Curriculum emphasizes primary care to patients with students in clinical settings in the 1st year. Clinical exposure continues in 2nd year with standardized patients and a systems approach to integrating didactic coursework. Years 3 and 4 involve 16 months of rotations featuring 3 months in rural and urban medically underserved locations. There are also 5 months of electives.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  N/A
Step 1: Percent passing  N/A
Step 1: Average score  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  N/A

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  246
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  511
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  92
Level 2-CE: Number examined  223
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  493
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  83
Level 3: Number examined  203
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  527
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  93

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  1.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $0.8
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $6.23

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.4
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.6
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  57.4%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.46
MCAT total score  27
Acceptance rate  11.9%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.1:1
Total medical school enrollment  973

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Stephanie Brown
Financial aid phone  (954) 262-3380



Full-time: $47,285

Required fees  $1,045
Room and board  $22,176
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $210,584

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  83%
Students receiving loans  78%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  11%
Students receiving work study  0%



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