Dr. Kiran C. Patel

Master of Biomedical Sciences Admissions

Fulfill Your Dream

Each Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSU MD) Master of Biomedical Sciences program student has a different story, a different journey. But all M.B.S. students have a passion and drive to fulfill their dream of becoming a physician, clinician, researcher, or health care provider.

Dedicated to improving their academic and professional backgrounds, NSU MD M.B.S. students have foundational knowledge in basic and applied sciences, a desire for understanding how basic science relates to human health, a passion for solving complex problems, and are team-oriented. If this sounds like you, take the next step on your path to fulfilling your dream.

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The encouragement, help, and guidance of the staff and faculty in the M.B.S. program on my medical school secondary applications and interviews was definitely one of the reasons I was able to get accepted into medical school. I am very grateful to have had the chance to partake in this program and recommend it to any student hoping to get a head start into any healthcare-related professional program in the future.

Shreya B. | D.O. Class of 2025

Admission Requirements

Admission is based on a comprehensive review of multiple criteria. Submit the following materials to PostbacCAS by July 15 for fall matriculation and November 15 for winter matriculation:

  • Completion of PostbacCAS online application.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or international equivalent.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate, graduate, and professional coursework and, if applicable, official course by course evaluations of any foreign transcripts.
  • Complete a minimum of four semester hours with a minimum of a C in both Biology and Chemistry with lab. Successful completion of Organic Chemistry I and II is recommended. Complete a minimum of three semester hours with a minimum of grade of a C in English or Composition.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Letters of recommendation:
    • 1 letter of recommendation from a pre-professional advisory committee, OR
    • 2 letters of recommendation from previous instructors or supervisors who can testify to the student’s characteristics, integrity, application, and aptitude in science (if an applicant has been employed for a considerable period of time, 2 letters of recommendation from employers may be substituted).

*Note, graduate entrance exam scores, such as the GRE, are not required for admission.

How to Apply

Ready for the next step?

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Submit your online PostbacCAS application

M.B.S. applicants must submit applications electronically through PostbacCAS Online, an interactive, web-based application at postbaccas.liaisoncas.org. For questions about PostbacCAS, applicants may call (857) 304-2047. PostbacCAS takes no part in the selection of NSU students.

For applicants that previously applied to but were not admitted into a NSU Health Professions program (ex. M.D., D.O., D.M.D., PA, etc.), contact M.B.S. Admissions at (954) 262-1123 or email mbsprogram@nova.edu for instructions on how to apply.

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Admissions Committee Review

Applicants meeting the admissions criteria will be reviewed by the NSU MD M.B.S. Admissions Committee. Offers of admission are based on a comprehensive and holistic review of application materials.

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Notification of acceptance is on a rolling/periodic schedule

M.B.S. program acceptance will be on a rolling or periodic schedule. Due to a limited number of seats available in each matriculating cohort, early completion of the primary and secondary applications is strongly encouraged.

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After acceptance, final and official documents and requirements must be sent to the Office of Admissions

After acceptance into the M.B.S. program, final and official documents and requirements must be received by the Office of Admissions within 90 days following the start of the first term. If these final and official documents are not received, or other requirements are not met by that time, the student will not be able to continue their enrollment.

Timeline Key Dates

Important deadlines to review:  
February 15 Application for fall matriculation open
July 15 Deadline to submit PostbacCAS application for fall
First day of Fall Classes Last day to receive admission for fall
August 15 Application for winter matriculation opens
November 15 Deadline to submit PostbacCAS application for winter
First day of Winter Classes Last day to receive admission for winter
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Attending the M.B.S. program was one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. I had applied to medical school twice, taken the MCAT 5 times, and had already earned another master’s degree, but still no success in gaining entry to medical school. I decided to pursue the M.B.S. program because of the similar curriculum that I could expect in medical school. Finally, during my third application cycle and final semester, I was accepted to medical school! Because of the M.B.S. program, my transition into medical school has been very smooth. I am very thankful for not only opening the door to medical school for me, but also for giving me life-long friendships and networks that I will cherish forever.

Hailey Mattheisen, M.B.S. | Medical College of Wisconsin, Class of 2027

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Tuition and Fees

Visit NSU MD's Tuition and Fees page for information on the cost of attendance.

 

Eligibility

About 75 students are admitted for the fall semester and about 30 are admitted for the winter semester.

Not at this time.

Yes.

While we have application deadlines twice per year (July 15 and November 15), we also have rolling admission. Candidates are reviewed and admission is granted as applications are submitted. Therefore, we encourage all candidates to apply as early as possible.

 

Application Process

No.

Letters of recommendation should be submitted via PostbacCAS.

Yes. Please send updated grades to mwu@nova.edu.

Contact Margaret Wu at (954) 262-1123 or mwu@nova.edu.

mbsprogram@nova.edu
or

Ms. Tericka Hamilton
th570@nova.edu
(954) 262-1198