Health Care Education with Purpose

Become a health care professional with heart at Nova Southeastern University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dedicated to serving the medically underserved, our best-of-class programs prepare you to become a compassionate, respected leader in health care.

As a student at the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, you’ll experience life-changing learning experiences, including:

  • Access to 94 internships, residency, and fellowship programs that provide 1,471 training positions through the Consortium for Excellence in Medical Education.
  • Local, national, and international outreach programs in rural and underserved areas.
  • Clinical rotations and hands-on learning at NSU’s onsite clinics and area health care centers.
  • Opportunities to work alongside faculty and practitioners in research and scholarly activity.
  • Student-led clubs that will inspire your passion for professional practice.
Elaine Wallace, NSU Dean

A Message from the Dean

“As our college has continued to grow in both size and stature, it has become known as an institution that appeals to academically successful students who have the potential to embody certain traits such as compassion, confidence without arrogance, and a high predilection for service to the medically underserved.”

—Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S | Dean, NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Get the Edge You Need to Become a Health Care Leader

Become a patient-focused leader—that’s the NSU Edge. And you’ll experience it every step of the way, from labs with advanced patient simulation technology to interprofessional service-learning opportunities to accelerated tracks to graduation.

You’ll also have access to extensive professional resources and a tight-knit peer group, so no matter where life takes you after graduation, you’ll always have the NSU Edge.

About the NSU Edge

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Turn Your Passion into a Purposeful Degree

Advance your expertise through one of the many programs offered at the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. From certificates to doctoral degrees that span some of the most in-demand health care tracks, including family therapy, nutrition, and disaster and emergency management, you can find the next step that fits your future best.

Five Prestigious Centers and Institutes

Experience multifaceted training while providing community support at one or more of the following NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine centers and institutes.

Area Health Education Centers

Two primary care and specialty medical and training clinics serving underserved communities in South and Central Florida.

Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine

Research, clinic, and education center serving people with complex neuro-inflammatory illnesses.

Lifelong Learning Institute

Retired adults participate in vibrant educational experiences including lectures, workshops, and field trips.

Florida Coastal Geriatric Resources, Education and Training Center

One of a national network of 59 Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Programs (GWEPs) funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.

Institute for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

Regional and international all-hazards preparedness resource training center for students and the greater professional community.

Empowering Changemakers through Education

The three colleges within NSU’s health professions division bear the name of local cardiologist, entrepreneur, community leader, and philanthropist Dr. Kiran Patel. Along with his wife, pediatrician Dr. Pallavi Patel, the Patel Family Foundation has made philanthropic gifts totaling a record $80 million to help advance health care locally and globally.

“It is rare for someone to have the opportunity to impact the world in this way, and, as an immigrant to the United States, I am particularly honored to be able to make a difference in people’s lives around the world,” said Dr. Kiran C. Patel.
Dr. Kiran Patel and Dr. Pallavi Patel

Comprehensive Accreditation

The NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine has been granted accreditation by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). This body is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accrediting agency for colleges educating osteopathic physicians and surgeons.

The NSU D.O. program ranks as the 10th-largest in terms of total enrollment among the 35 accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States

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