Selection Process 

selection process

Our Holistic Approach

Our Admissions Committee uses a holistic admissions process to ensure our applicant pool and student body is broadly diverse to enable the college to achieve its mission. NSU MD prohibits discrimination against or granting preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin. 

As we consider each applicant for admission, we review all relevant information including academic, personal, experiential and demographic data during the selection process:

  • Personal qualities such as motivation, sensitivity to the needs of others, excellent oral communication skills and maturity receive particular attention, along with strong academic credentials.
  • Personal attributes such as compassion and altruism, viewed by the committee as essential to the art of good medical practice, are also of special interest.

Interview Day

As the last step of our Selection Process, we invite chosen finalists who have completed both their Primary and Secondary Applications to interview with us. We now have the pleasure of getting to know you as a real person, beyond GPA and MCAT scores.

Interview Format for the 2022 Cycle

Virtual Multiple Mini Interview for Admissions (MMI)

The Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine is committed to advancing human health through innovation in medical education, research, patient care, and community engagement. By fostering a comprehensive, integrated systems-based approach that prioritizes patients first and advances human health by training physician leaders and supporting faculty members, we can become an exemplary medical college internationally recognized for excellence by fostering an innovative culture that supports diversity, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative leadership.

Given the need to conduct interviews safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are using a virtual Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format in our interview process. To further enhance our holistic review process during the 2022 application cycle, the admissions committee assess core competencies that we believe are essential for success at our medical school. You are encouraged to prepare for this in the same way you would prepare for an in-person interview. 

We know that the process of researching and applying to medical schools can be stressful and time-consuming. The MMI interview format is an opportunity for applicants to showcase personal and professional characteristics—beyond academic scores—that will contribute to their success in medical school.

We encourage you to review all application requirements here.

Interview Day Tips

What to expect and how to prepare.

Timeline and Key Dates

Important deadlines and dates.