D.O. for D.P.M. Graduates
About the D.O. Program for D.P.M. Graduates
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has established a program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree for doctors of podiatric medicine (D.P.M.) who are graduates of U.S. accredited colleges of podiatric medicine. Interested D.P.M. graduates must provide evidence of being accepted by or enrolled in the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. The D.O. program for D.P.M. graduates provide the opportunity for a limited number of D.P.M.s each year to complete the requirements of the D.O. degree in a three- year period. NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine will determine on a yearly basis the number of D.P.M.s that may be accepted and enrolled.
After completing the requirements for the D.O. degree and a one-year osteopathic medical internship, the educational requirements will have been met for eligibility to obtain a license to practice osteopathic medicine in states requiring one year of graduate medical education. The program is designed for doctors of podiatric medicine who wish to obtain full medical licenses (i.e., osteopathic medicine) to provide added value to podiatric practice.