2023-2024 Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-KPCOM)

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Questions for current KPCOM students :)

1) How early can you start your clinical electives, second half of M4? Ideally I'd like to have opportunity for elective clinical sites prior to applying to residencies.
2) Are you content with the research and extra curricular opportunities available to students?
3) Do you have dedicated prep time for board exams?
4) Can you take a mock COMLEX before taking the real one?

TYIA!!
1. I think most of 4th year but I am not sure, thats so far ahead it shouldn't really be a priority in my opinion.
2. We are required to do a research project second year and most faculty are open to doing research with first years second semester when we are allowed to. There are lots of clubs with leadership opportunities.
3. Yes we have 6 weeks
4. Yes you are required to pass the schools before you are allowed to take the real one

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Can any current students speak to Nova's rotation sites. It seems there were many issues caused by covid and also the opening of the Tampa campus. Has the school figured some of that out or are the sites still in smaller hospitals spread all over the state?
The school changes rotation sites every year, there are some core ones that are by the campuses but many are spread out. The school has not given us a definitive list.
 
I am a current M1, 5 weeks away from finishing my first year of med school (yay)! I saw someone asking about ipads; you are required to have your own, you are also required to purchase a VR headset, Pdx materials, opp uniform, and scrubs so expect to pay about $1000-1500 before you start your first semester. I have heard talk of some curriculum changes, such as that the incoming M1s will have to be on campus a lot more for mandatory courses and will have more VR stuff I think. I have also heard that they are raising the tuition to 80k a year. I would strongly suggest taking a look at your finances and seeing if $320,000+ in loans is feasible for you. Do an online loan repayment calculator and plug in what the average salary for the specialty you're interested in and see what those loan repayments will be each month. Don't brush it off as "oh I will just live as a resident for a few years after", this is a very significant chunk of money and the interest only makes it grow. Good luck!
 
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I am a current M1, 5 weeks away from finishing my first year of med school (yay)! I saw someone asking about ipads; you are required to have your own, you are also required to purchase a VR headset, Pdx materials, opp uniform, and scrubs so expect to pay about $1000-1500 before you start your first semester. I have heard talk of some curriculum changes, such as that the incoming M1s will have to be on campus a lot more for mandatory courses and will have more VR stuff I think. I have also heard that they are raising the tuition to 80k a year. I would strongly suggest taking a look at your finances and seeing if $320,000+ in loans is feasible for you. Do an online loan repayment calculator and plug in what the average salary for the specialty you're interested in and see what those loan repayments will be each month. Don't brush it off as "oh I will just live as a resident for a few years after", this is a very significant chunk of money and the interest only makes it grow. Good luck!
80,000 is insane. Is it just talk or have you heard confirmation it will happen?
 
80,000 is insane. Is it just talk or have you heard confirmation it will happen?

The school doesn’t say anything until they actually do it. All of us last year had the happy surprise of finding out they got rid of in state tuition when they charged us out of state tuition with no warning.
 
The school doesn’t say anything until they actually do it. All of us last year had the happy surprise of finding out they got rid of in state tuition when they charged us out of state tuition with no warning.
I heard about that. A few of my friends are M1s at Nova right now and everyone was apparently extremely mad. It's ridiculous tbh because paying back those loans could be tough.
 
Got the A this week!! Will be accepting. Trying to switch into the Davie campus, anyone know how feasible this might be?
 
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Got the A this week!! Will be accepting. Trying to switch into the Davie campus, anyone know how feasible this might be?
Congratulations! I was accepted to the Tampa campus last week and reached out asking for them to send me the campus change paperwork. My campus assignment was changed just one day later, so if you do it now while there’s still plenty of waitlist movement you should have no problem getting switched to Davie!
 
Congratulations! I was accepted to the Tampa campus last week and reached out asking for them to send me the campus change paperwork. My campus assignment was changed just one day later, so if you do it now while there’s still plenty of waitlist movement you should have no problem getting switched to Davie!
+1 this works
 
Got the A this week!! Will be accepting. Trying to switch into the Davie campus, anyone know how feasible this might be?
Congrats!! Do you mind saying your stats? and when you send in your secondary?
 
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i was pre-II R’d awhile back but i’d thought i’d tell yall (one less fish in the tank)
 
Hi guys, I interviewed on April 16. I havent heard anything back yet. Has anyone else heard back who interviewed on or around this date? Would contacting them be useful/helpful?
 
Hi guys, I interviewed on April 16. I havent heard anything back yet. Has anyone else heard back who interviewed on or around this date? Would contacting them be useful/helpful?
Yes!! You need to email that you are still interested and provide some updates or what you look forward to should you attend. They love emails!!! Email the group email address, "[email protected]"
 
Will be withdrawing my A at Davie! Best of luck to everyone else :)
 
Just received an II; will be declining as I have an in-state DO A and am sitting on an OOS MD WL. Good luck to everyone else in WL hell rn🥸
 
got a pre-II R months ago but received an email this morning about being selected for an interview… will be declining since I already committed to another school. good luck everyone!
 
Was rejected early on and they just gave me an II for what they said was their last day of interviews. I will not be attending but keep an eye out for this email if you’re interested!
 
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Was rejected early on and they just gave me an II for what they said was their last day of interviews. I will not be attending but keep an eye out for this email if you’re interested!
You are the second person to report this happening to them. This makes me wonder why they would go back to applicants that they already rejected 🤔 Anyone have any insight?
 
You are the second person to report this happening to them. This makes me wonder why they would go back to applicants that they already rejected 🤔 Anyone have any insight?
I recently got placed on the waitlist after interviewing all the way back in April. I withdrew my position after deciding elsewhere so I think they have more spots opening up or at least more waitlist spots so now they’re moving back through the old rejections. Seems strange but it gives hope to those wanting an A!
 
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i also received a pre interview rejection a few months ago, but was accepted somewhere else. i have not received any emails regarding an interview invite from them and now that I am seeing some people receiving an Interview invite after being rejected, do you think it's worth it to send them an email inquiring about potential interviews? thanks :)
 
i also received a pre interview rejection a few months ago, but was accepted somewhere else. i have not received any emails regarding an interview invite from them and now that I am seeing some people receiving an Interview invite after being rejected, do you think it's worth it to send them an email inquiring about potential interviews? thanks :)
Honestly, if you already have an A but would rather attend here, it cannot hurt to try! Even for those of us who interviewed they mentioned how they like a continued display of interest.
 
does anyone know where i can find the academic calendar? i’ve tried looking it up but i can’t seem to find anything
 
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