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Newly Accepted NSU-KPCOM Students

Welcome to the Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-KPCOM) Class of 2024. You’ve made an excellent choice and we are happy to welcome you to the student body and NSU’s vibrant community. 

On this page you will find information to prepare you for the upcoming transition into NSU-KPCOMPlease check this page often as updates will appear periodically through the onboarding process.

You are welcome to contact the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs if you have any additional questions.  Please note that the deadline for all health screening and compliance information is July 1 prior to the year of matriculation. Below is the link to the immunization forms and additional information will be sent by email.



Registration for the fall semester information will not be available until the academic schedule is complete in June. We will email you with pertinent information once the calendar is complete and you are able to register.  Once you register for classes you will receive your financial aid information.  If you have any questions regarding financial aid, please contact financial aid directly by email or call 954-262-3380, toll-free 1-800-806-3680.

The policy to qualify and instructions to apply for in state tuition can be found here.

For additional information contact Financial Aid.


Students are required to own an Apple iPad® with a minimum of 2GB RAM and 128 GB of storage from ANY of the following lines: iPad Pro (1st Generation), iPad (2017), iPad Mini 4 (4th Generation Mini), and iPad Air 2 (6th Generation) with IOS 10 or ANY of the later versions (only genuine versions of iOS are supported). Newest versions are always best. 

At least 500 MB of free space required to commence an exam.  Be sure to bring it with you when you begin orientation/classes on July 26, 2021. There are no substitutes for the iPad such as tablets also the IPad must not be Jailbroken. NSU does not have any discounts available to students for purchasing the iPads. The iPad are not included in tuition.

Students are required to own a Laptop or PC, please review the minimum systen requirements:

General Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10 (Must be Genuine U.S.-English versions of Windows Operating Systems)

Processor: Intel i5 processor or above

RAM: 8 gigabyte (GB) or Higher

Hard disk space: 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD) or Higher

Graphics card: Integrated graphics card or NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 or Dedicated video graphics card with 4 GB video memory or Higher

Display: 1280x1024 or Higher

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave or Higher (Must be Genuine versions of Mac Operating Systems)

Processor: Intel i5 processor or above

RAM: 8 gigabyte (GB) or Higher

Hard disk space: 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD) or Higher

Graphics card: Intel Iris Plus or Higher

Display: 1280x1024 or Higher

Minimum System Requirements Specific to OMS

Operating System: Windows 10

Processor: Intel i5 processor or above


Graphics card: Integrated graphics card

Storage: at least 15 GB free space for installation and operation

Operating System: Mojave OS or above

Processor: Intel i5 or above

RAM: 8GB RAM minimum
Graphics card: Intel HD Graphics 5000

Storage: at least 15 GB free space for installation and operation

Yes. As part of the curriculum, students will develop medical research skills, hone and refine information management skills, and be exposed to medical informatics and advanced immersive learning technologies. Students have access to a variety of computer educational resources and course material. All applications listed below may be ordered by using the App Store Icon located on the home page of your iPads for free, no purchase required:

  • Canvas courses, including SharkMedia recordings 
  • Examinations via ExamSoft 
  • Electronic textbooks through the NSU bookstore and NSU libraries
  • Interactive learning via Turning Point 8® 
  • Immersive medical simulation experience (Basic and 3D advanced immersive learning and gaming)
  • Medical Spanish 
  • Web modules 
  • UpToDate 
  • Lecturio 
  • Academic/Board review materials 
  • Clinical procedures resources 

A Campus-wide Wireless Network exists to provide students with electronic access anywhere on campus, including HD audiovisual, and interactive video conferencing 3D virtual environment for efficient 2-way communication during classes.

Yes. All Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division (HPD) and all on-campus residential students (including graduate students) are required to maintain adequate health insurance. All entering students must have medical insurance before starting class whether it is through your own vendor or through the university. The Nova Southeastern Student Medical Insurance Plan will be effective August 1, 2021.

Every semester you are automatically enrolled in the NSU Student Medical Insurance Plan. Your student account is charged when you register for your courses. It is important you complete your insurance waiver if you wish to opt out of the school’s health insurance. If you are insured under another insurance plan, you will be required to complete an Insurance waiver form.  For any questions regarding the student health insurance please email or call (954) 262-4060.

One important item to consider is the comparison of coverage between the Nova Southeastern Student Medical Insurance Plan and other insurance coverage.  Health Professions Division students may get a needle-stick injury (penetrating wound with a medical device that has been in contact with possibly contaminated body fluids) within the time of their training.  The Nova Southeastern Student Medical Insurance Plan provides coverage for such incidents, and other commercial plans may not.  Please consider this in making the decision about insurance coverage, as Nova Southeastern University cannot reimburse for needle-stick injuries if not covered by private health insurance. 

Students entering into the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program are required to submit to Level I and Level II background checks, receive the required immunizations, and have a complete physical examination. Only the NSU mandatory form is accepted for submission. These requirements must be completed prior to the deadlines set by the Office of Admissions and the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs by July 1, 2021. Failure to meet these requirements by the deadlines may result in forfeiture of your seat with NSU-COM or a deferment in your matriculation into the program.  Students accepted after July 1 must have this completed before orientation.

The required physical examination and the immunizations forms can be located at Immunization and Health Certificate forms.  Please do not mail, email, or fax these forms to NSU.  You will be sent instructions on how to upload these through Castlebranch in a subsequent email.

Ceil Blue scrubs are required; you may purchase your scrubs through any vendor of your choosing or at our NSU bookstore in Fort Lauderdale


Orientation will start on July 26, 2021 for all campuses. A schedule will be emailed to you prior to orientation which will include times and location. Please know that orientation and the first week of classes are intermingled. Once you start orientation, you will not have a break before classes.

Dress for the first two days is professional attire, including your white coat. Professional attire for men includes trousers, shoes and socks, shirt, and necktie. Professional attire for women includes dresses or skirts of appropriate length, or slacks. Blouses and shoes should be appropriate.

As the week progresses, you will get more details regarding when you can start wearing your Ceil Blue scrubs. Please note that you will be required to have NSU Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine navy blue shorts and a NSU Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine shirt to wear for your OPP and Physical Diagnosis Courses. The NSU-KPCOM shorts are mandatory and can be purchased through the bookstore; you are able to wear any NSU-KPCOM tee-shirt or NSU society tee shirts, and sports bras (or bathing suit tops) for females.

Please plan ahead and purchase these items at our bookstore OPP Shorts and OPP Shirts You will need them the 1st week of class.

White Coat Ceremony- Fort Lauderdale Campus and Tampa Bay Regional Campus

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the White Coat ceremonies for both campuses have been postponed. Detailed information regarding the event will be emailed to you directly once the new dates have been finalized.



Student orders are to be placed online at: White Coat Order. Follow the instructions sent to your nsu email. Please place your order as soon as possible due to the fact that the order can take up to 4 weeks to arrive (excluding weekends). 

If you have any questions about your white coat order, please contact the NSU Bookstore at 954-262-4750.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the White Coat ceremonies for both campuses have been postponed.

You will receive subsequent information regarding equipment needed for your physical diagnosis course.  NSU-KPCOM provides an opportunity for you to purchase the items you will need through an approved vendor.  The ability to negotiate this equipment in bulk means the complete package is offered at a discounted price. 

A booklist will be sent out about a month before orientation.

  • Rest and prepare for medical school!
  • Purchase the required iPad, if you don’t already have one; start learning how the technology works.
  • Make sure immunizations and physical exam are completed on time. Upload your physical exam and immunization to the CastleBranch site once you are sent the information to create an account. Continue to monitor to make sure the information was received correctly and is in compliance by the set deadline.
  • Complete Level I and Level II Background checks when you receive instructions to do so.
  • Submit all of your required final documents to admissions (i.e. final transcripts).
  • Purchase your scrubs, white coat, and OPP/Physical Diagnosis course shorts & tee.
  • Watch for information in July regarding your schedule and registration information as well as your books and equipment list.

Once again welcome to NSU-KPCOM team. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you at the end of July!

If you have any further questions contact the Student Affairs Team.

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