Thursday, 30 January 2014

NUMSS First Graduating Class

NUMSS has graduated its first class!

Congratulations to those category 3 students who passed NUMSS exams and just graduated from the BSc (O) program. You are now osteopaths! We wish you luck on the upcoming board exams of the Canadian Manual Osteopathy Examining Board and the International Osteopathy Examining Board this Saturday as well as the board exams of the College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario on February 17th.

The category 3 students of NUMSS (physiotherapists, athletic therapists, naturopaths, chiropractors & physicians) are eligible to complete the Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy in one semester. The BSc (O) program is 3 years full time for students without prior health education (category 1), & one year full time for students who are category 2 (massage therapists, pedorthists, acupuncturists, etc).

20,000 Blog Reads

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Osteopathy TV

National University of Medical Sciences president Dr Shahin Pourgol founded the Osteopathy TV on January 29, 2014. This TV station will bring to the public topics related to osteopathy and health.
This will be a great instrument in increasing the public awareness to osteopathy.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Osteopathy Business Tip # 38

One of the easiest ways to build a solid osteopathic practice is to ask for referrals. You should ask, on a daily basis for referrals from everyone you meet, specially your current patients. 

Dr Shahin Pourgol
Faculty of Business
National University of Medical Sciences


Monday, 27 January 2014

NUMSS Professor in Brazil

NUMSS professor, Abazar Habibinia, MD with two key members of the medical commission of the CBF(Confederation de Brazilian Football): Dr. Jose Luiz Runco, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and president of the medical commission, and Dr. Andreia Rossi Picanco, MD, a sports medicine specialist and medical coordinator of the CBF.

Friday, 17 January 2014

What Symbols are Used by Osteopaths?

Osteopaths use the Staff of Asclepius that represents the Greek god of healing and medicine, the god all physicians swear to in the Hippocratic Oath. 

Medical doctors use the Caduceus (the one with two snakes and wings) represents the Greek god of commerce, eloquence, trickery, negotiation and potions.

NUMSS Student Saves Life

Manual osteopath, Jay David, who is a first year DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) student of the National University of Medical Sciences performed CPR in a church he was attending to resuscitate a person whose heart stopped beating in order to revive him. We are very proud of our students.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Dr Pourgol Teaching Osteopathy in Madrid, Spain

National University of Medical Sciences president & professor; Dr Shahin Pourgol will be teaching the week long practical osteopathic technique classes in Madrid, this semester for the February 13, 2014 date. 

Any of NUMSS students who are interested in registering for this osteopathic technique class please contact NUMSS registrar, Ms. Luary Perez as soon as possible. The registration deadline is January 24, 2014.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

New NUMSS Program: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Online Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program Offered by NUMSS

We are excited to announce that the board of directors has just approved addition of a new doctoral program in physical therapy (physiotherapy) to the curriculum of National University of Medical Sciences.

The program is of the distance education, online on-demand format. It is open only to physiotherapists and physical therapists.  Those applicants with a master’s degree in physiotherapy or physical therapy can complete the program in one year (two semesters, total tuition 3,000 EURO). Those with a bachelor’s degree need two years to complete the program (four semesters, total tuition 6,000 EURO).

Students are encouraged to apply quickly for the September 2014 class as admission is highly competitive as we are accepting only a small number of students from each jurisdiction. Lectures will be taught in English. To receive more information please contact NUMSS registrar, Ms. Luary Perez at

Dr Pourgol Teaching Osteopathic Balanced Ligamentous Tension (BLT) at NUMSS

Dr. Shahin Pourgol teaching osteopathic Balanced Ligamentous Tention technique (BLT) at National University of Medical Sciences.

Monday, 6 January 2014

NUMSS First Student from Qatar

National University of Medical Sciences is glad to announce that we had the first student from Qatar to register for the distance education online Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) program of NUMSS.

NUMSS aims to expand osteopathy worldwide and this is the first time we registered a student from Qatar.