South Florida school welcomes both types of doctors
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nova Southeastern University is welcoming 300 medical students in what the school says is the first “white coat” ceremony for students in doctor of medicine and doctor of osteopathic medicine programs on the same campus.
Officials at the South Florida university said Saturday that Nova is the now the only school to offer M.D. and D.O. programs on the same campus. Two other schools, Michigan State University and Rowan University, have two medical schools like Nova but on different campuses.
Nova has had a D.O. program for years but is welcoming the first 53 students to its M.D. program.
Addressing the students on Saturday were officials from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and the Association of American Medical Colleges.