Originally Posted by group_theory
If you want a career change, then this Nova program will save you 1 year. You still have to do med school, internship/residency, fellowship (if desire), etc. You basically save 1 year in the entire journey (compare to going to another school).
I'm not certain this is true, though. It's my understanding that you just do the 1 year internship, because they mention NOTHING about a residency...only about practicing in states that allow a 1yr PG training. I don't get the sense it's for career-changers,. They specifically mention it's good for pods wanting to enhance their podiatric practice. Which is why I wanted to know how adding a DO could really help a pod?
I'm just not sure if they are leaving out the 'oh, and you'll really need to complete a residency also in order to practice as a DO' or, if because it's a 3/1 program, that a residency is not an option
I would think you might be able to get advanced standing anyways, at other DO schools as a DPM.
If the program is targeted towards DPMs that want to change to DO (which is not what their literature implies), then not being able to do a residency would make it a useless program, imo.
I have no interest in the program, I was just researching their MPH and stumbled upon it. But, I am going to call because the curiosity is killing me. I will report back