Nova Southeastern University Kiran C. Patel Secondary Application

Nova Southeastern Kiran C. Patel Secondary Essay Prompts

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Prompts have been updated June 2023. (Older essays, if available are below)


  • How did you learn about osteopathic medicine (1000 characters)
  • List health-care related volunteer activities (2000 characters)
  • List employment you’ve had during the school year and excluding summers (2000 characters)

Primary Deadline: Usually around Jan 15th
Secondary Deadline
: Usually around Mar 1st
Secondary Fee: $50
FAP Waiver: Conditional (Must receive AACOMAS waiver and interview)
Casper Required: No
PREview Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates:Yes

Nova Southeastern University Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Mission:

The mission of the College of Osteopathic Medicine is to provide learner-centered education, both nationally and internationally, for osteopathic medical students, post-graduate trainees, physicians, and other professionals. Through its interprofessional programs, the College prepares competent and compassionate lifelong learners; supports research, scholarly activity, and community service; and advocates for the health and welfare of diverse populations, including the medically underserved.