Dedicated to Serving the Medically Underserved

The Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University provides learner-centered education, both nationally and internationally, for osteopathic medical students, postgraduate trainees, physicians and other professionals.

Through its interprofessional programs in a diverse and inclusive environment, the College of Osteopathic Medicine's best-of-class doctoral and master's degree programs prepare compassionate, respected leaders in health care and create competent lifelong learners.

The college advocates for the equitable health and welfare of diverse populations, including the medically underserved, while enabling its students to gain the skills to solve today's and tomorrow's complex health problems.

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Why Earn Your Degree From NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine?

NSU Students Are Global Health Care Leaders

NSU's Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine consistently evaluates and revises its curriculum and technology to ensure that its students receive a multifaceted education that will allow them to maximize their potential and provide them with the tools to become first-rate physicians.

Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S., M.S., M.S., M.S. | Dean, Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

Drs. Kiran C. And Pallavi Patel's Philanthropy

Tampa Bay cardiologist, entrepreneur, community leader and philanthropist Dr. Kiran C. Patel and his wife, pediatrician Dr. Pallavi Patel, made philanthropic gifts totaling a record $80 million to help NSU advance health care in Florida and internationally. In honor of their tremendous commitment, three colleges within NSU’s Health Professions Division now bear the Patel name, including the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The Patels' Impact at NSU

Drs. Kiran C. And Pallavi Patel

Faculty Excellence

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Faculty Members Lead With Their Passion for Transforming Lives

Our dynamic faculty of nearly 150 full time and 1,200 adjunct professors deliver pace-setting curriculum to train students to become leaders in the health care field. They are committed to a collaborative learning environment where diverse ideas and cultures are embraced.

Faculty members at the College of Osteopathic Medicine explore every aspect of health and disease, including health disparities and behavioral health population studies of disease prevention and management. 

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Medical Outreach Program

Life-Changing Learning Experiences

NSU coordinates and participates in medical outreach events that provide health care to local, state, and international communities that are underserved. The exposure to varied cultures and the unique concerns that each presents provides participants with unparalleled real-world education that serves to enrich us all

Community Outreach Programs

Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine

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Innovative Research

NSU's Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine (INIM) strives to advance knowledge and care for people with complex neuro-inflammatory illnesses through the integration of research, clinical care and education.

Current research focus at the INIM includes myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), Gulf War illness (GWI), fibromyalgia, autism, Lyme disease, HIV/AIDS and other chronic complex medical illnesses.

About the Institute


Thousands of alumni support new students and serve their communities throughout Florida, the U.S., and internationally. Connect, stay engaged and energize your professional practice.

Mentoring Program

Provide current students the opportunity to develop relationships and interact with practicing osteopathic physicians.

Alumni Achievements

We celebrate the successes and accomplishments of the College of Osteopathic Medicine's distinguished alumni.

Job Opportunities

Access physician opportunities that are available in Florida and beyond.

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