The College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University

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
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
January 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification August 1 (Begins)
May 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 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.46
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 9.4 MCAT composite score
9.8 biological
9.2 physical sciences
9.2 verbal reasoning
O writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology physics
English humanities
organic chemistry demonstration of writing skills
inorganic (general) chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered D.O./M.B.A., D.O./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 8
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​www.​undergrad.​nova.​edu/​admissions/​

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? Occasionally
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

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.1:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 124
Part-time faculty 1,011
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 1,011

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $0.9
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 2
Principal investigators (PIs) 2
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 4

Teaching Hospitals

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

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

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

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 urband medically underserved locations. There are also 5 months of electives.

Medical School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Research
Rank Not Published Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 1.8
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $0.9
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $7.41

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.4
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.0
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 49.1% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.46
MCAT composite score 9.4
Acceptance rate 10.2% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.1:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 970

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 970
In-state students 45.5%
Minority students 34.9%
Underrepresented minority students 16.0%
International students 2.3%
Non-traditional students 10.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

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

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $44,545
Required fees $895
Room and board $22,056
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $191,631

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 87%
Students receiving loans 84%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 11%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program 68.1%
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs 81.0%
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
dermatology pediatrics
emergency medicine psychiatry
family practice surgery – general
internal medicine transitional year

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 49.1% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 38.3%