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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 2022. 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.


Information for the Fall semester registration will not be available until the academic schedule is complete, usually around early 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 additional financial aid information.  If you have any questions regarding financial aid, please contact their office directly by email or call 954-262-3380, toll-free 1-800-806-3680.


For additional information, go to: 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 later (only genuine versions of iOS are supported). 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 30th. 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.

Yes. 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 Student Mobile app
  • Examplify
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Kaltura MediaSpace
  • TurningPoint (by Turning Technologies)


Yes. All Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division (HPD) 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, 2019.

Every semester you are automatically enrolled in the Nova Southeastern Student Medical Insurance Plan and 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 background checks, complete the required immunizations, and have a complete physical examination prior to the deadlines set by the Office of Admissions and the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs. 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.

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 given instructions to upload these at a later date.

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

The White Coat Ceremony will take place on TBD. 

Instructions for students to order your white coat through our approved vendor will be sent through your NSU email.  It can take up 6 weeks so please order this as soon as you receive the information. You will be unable to participate in the white coat ceremony without the white coat. White coat ceremony is mandatory.

The ceremony will take place on campus at the Don Taft University Center.  There is ample seating so you may invite as many guests as you’d like.  No ticket is required.


Orientation will start on July 29th in the Health Profession Building at 7:30am. 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.

Professional attire for men includes trousers, shoes and socks, shirt, and necktie. Professional attire for women includes dresses of appropriate length, or slacks, skirts with blouses and shoes.

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-KPCOM shirt to wear for your OPP and Physical Diagnosis Courses. The NSU-COM shorts are mandatory; 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  You will need them the 1st week of class.

  1. Rest and prepare for medical school!
  2. Purchase the required iPad, if you don’t already have one; start learning how the technology works.
  3. Make sure immunizations, physical exam, and background checks are completed.
  4. Purchase your scrubs, OPP/Physical Diagnosis course short & tee and White Coats when purchasing information is sent out.
  5. Check your NSU email account regularly for any updates or further information.


If you have any further questions contact the Student and Alumni Affairs team.


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