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.

The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Approach

Our Admissions Committee uses the MMI interview process to evaluate your non-cognitive qualities and skills, including cultural sensitivity, maturity, teamwork, empathy, reliability, and communications. These interviews are not intended to measure technical or field knowledge. 

Your MMI interviewers include representatives from both NSU and the community. Each individual will be formally trained in the process to ensure all interviews are implemented consistently. 

As you move through short, structured interview stations, your interviewers will be exploring:

  • Ethical decision making
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication skills
  • Current healthcare and societal issues
  • Abilities to succeed in a patient-centered hybrid, case- and problem-based learning curriculum, (e.g. ability to work in a small group to solve problems, data collection skills, research aptitude, etc.).
Interview Day Tips
What to expect and how to prepare.
Timeline and Key Dates
Important deadlines and dates.