There were a couple rumors about this circulating amongst the upperclassmen, but an email today confirmed it- The Board of Trustees has approved three new colleges and programs, one of which will be a College of Allopathic Medicine. Yes, NSU will have both DO and MD schools in the near-ish future.
The general consensus from the M1 and M2 classes seems to be a combination of anger, shock, and maybe some sadness. Our biggest question is probably why? The email says that the MD program will “compliment the DO program”, but what does that actually mean for the future DO students of Nova?
This past year has been nuts. First there was the sudden announcement that classes were going to be mandatory right before our summer session began. Then administration changed their mind and compromised by only making OMM and PCM lectures mandatory. During second semester, our Dean shockingly resigned. And now Nova is getting an MD program set to welcome its inaugural class in Fall of 2017.
Wait, does the previous Dean resigning have something to do with this MD program? Or maybe its related to that research building they’re constructing? Hold up, what if this has been in the works for a while and was part of the reason why Nova was trying to get its own hospital built?
< throws up hands >
I don’t know.
I’ll be out of here in 2017 so I supposed this doesn’t really concern me or my class anyways.
I still kind of care though.