Nova Southeastern University

College of Osteopathic Medicine

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine


3301 College Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

D.O. - Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Format: Campus

Program Description:

If you are considering a career as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, enormous opportunities to practice modern medicine await you. For the osteopathic physician, a patient is much more than a presenting symptom. Each person is a complete human being to be evaluated with consideration for his or her entire background.

The osteopathic model is comprehensive and holistic and demands that its practitioners possess both humanitarian and intellectual qualities. It encourages a broad educational background in the sciences as well as the humanities. Learn more about Osteopathic medicine by using our Osteopathic Resources.

Two types of physicians are licensed to practice medicine in all 50 states: the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) and the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.). While both types of physicians are trained in all aspects of patient care, D.O.’s offer a distinct holistic approach to medicine.

Osteopathic Medicine is a profession which recognizes the relationship between physical structure (musculoskeletal) and organic function. Osteopathic physicians view the human body as an interdependent unit rather than an assortment of separate parts and systems. Osteopathic Medicine is distinguished by:

* an emphasis on primary care
* utilization of osteopathic manipulative medicine when indicated
* a tradition of caring of patients in underserved rural and urban areas

While all medical, surgical, and obstetric specialties are represented within our profession, the training of vitally needed family physicians, and the drive to reach rural, minority, geriatric and indigent populations, make our program unique.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, Telephone number: 404-679-4501)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: NSU's Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. For assistance with financial aid, students should contact the Financial Aid Office. NSU FAFSA Code: 001509.

Locale: Large Suburb

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