Sunday, 28 February 2016

DO Student Testimonial

What more a teacher could want? This letter made my day today. 

Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
NAO & NUMSS professor 

Thank you very much, Dr. Pourgol, truly. I sincerely appreciate all your advice and your work to give us the best means to improve our odds to succeed in this new path. Your speech at graduation ceremony was very inspiring. As you said, you will always be part of the change in our lives, an important part, let me complete, and I will always be grateful to you for all the knowledge that you have transferred to us but, most of all, for your devotion as a teacher and your engagement to your students to make successful people of us. Words are not enough. Thank you. 

Irmina Toledo Gehrmann, DO (Spain)  
National University of Medical Sciences graduate in Quebec (Canada) 

NUMSS Graduation Day Photos

Feb 27, 2016: graduation day ceremony of National University of Medical Sciences in Toronto.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

NUMSS Alumni President

NUMSS Alumni President

Andrew Chan, DOMP, DO has been chosen as the new president of the National University of Medical Sciences Alumni Association (2016).

Congratulations Andrew!

Friday, 19 February 2016

The Two Full Time Osteopathy Programs in Canada

Canadian Osteopathic Education

There are currently a number of schools of osteopathy in Canada offering educational programs in European style osteopathy (aka manual osteopathy, no surgery, no medications).

There are only two schools offering osteopathy programs in Canada on full time basis. National Academy of Osteopathy offers a 12 months (260 days) full time diploma in osteopathic manual practice (DOMP) program through online as well as on-campus program. The only 4 year (640 days) full time osteopathic education in Canada is offered as a DO (doctor of osteopathy) program by Spain based National University of Medical Sciences (online or on-campus).

There is no other 3, 4 or 5 years full time osteopathy program in Canada. All other osteopathic colleges offer programs that are part time but take 3, 4 or 5 years to be completed.

For example the number of teaching days of the 4 and 5 years part time osteopathy programs offered by some colleges in Ontario is approximately 200 days. Another college that offers a 3 year program in osteopathy has total teaching days of only 36 days.

NAO and NUMSS offer the longest, most detailed osteopathy programs in Canada. They also teach most techniques than any other school in Canada.

To receive our information package on how you can become a manual osteopath send an email to or 

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Canadian Veteran's Osteopathy Coverage

Did you know in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, veterans are covered for osteopathic care provided by manual osteopaths who graduated from National University of Medical Sciences (NUMSS)?

NUMSS Student in a Video

The osteopath in this video is a doctor of osteopathy (DO) graduate of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

Dr Joe Arrindale Jr, DO, practices physiotherapy & osteopathy in the island of Palma de Mallorca in Spain and is a world famous sports specialist who travels around the world with athletic teams.

We are so proud of our students.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Physiotherapist Heads Medical Council (a first in history)

We are happy to announce that Dr Farjoud Shokouhi, DPT, the first doctor of physical therapy (DPT) graduate of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) in Iran, has been chosen as the head of the advisory medical monitoring & evaluation commission of the Medical Council of Iran (MCI). 

MCI is in charge of issuing licenses to all health professionals practicing healthcare in Iran.

This is the first time in history a physiotherapist was chosen as the commission head of MCI, and he is one of our graduates!

We are so proud of this distinguished doctor.

Monday, 15 February 2016

What title can I use after earning a DBM?

After successfully graduating from the doctor of botanical medicine (DBM) of NUMSS you can call yourself a doctor of botanical medicine in most countries. However in some countries such as Canada & USA the title of "Dr" is regulated and cannot be used by our graduates. In these countries you can mention that you earned a DBM - Doctor of Botanical Medicine as your designation after your name. But you must call yourself a "botanical medicine specialist", and refrain from using "Dr" before your name.


We are happy to announce that the National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA) accepts for membership the graduates of the DBM (Doctor of Botanical Medicine) of NUMSS (National University of Medical Sciences).

NUMSS students and graduates interested in membership to NHAA should contact them directly at

Thank you. 


We are happy to announce that the British Herbal Medicine Association accepts for membership the graduates of the Doctor of Botanical Medicine (DBM) of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

For membership information please contact BHMA directly at .

Thank you. 

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Our New Faculty

Our New Faculty

We are happy to announce that manual osteopath; Nicholas Zancai has been offered an osteopathic techniques teaching assistant position.

We welcome Nick to our faculty and wish him success in his new career, set to start March 03, 2016. 

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Doctor of Botanical Medicine (DBM)

Doctor of Botanical Medicine (DBM) degree for Health Professionals

Would you like to increase your annual income while helping patients? By earning a Doctor of Botanical Medicine (DBM) degree you set yourself apart from competitors.

Health professionals such as chiropractors, physical therapists & manual osteopaths with a Doctor of DBM degree are in high demand, and as a result enjoy higher revenues per year than their colleagues.
National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) offers a 100% online English language DBM degree twice per year (September and February of each year). Tuition is 1,650 EURO per semester.

For those with prior health education such as massage therapists & manual osteopaths (with diploma level education) it is one year full time (3,300 EURO total tuition), and for osteopaths (with doctoral level education), physicians, chiropractors, athletic therapists & physiotherapists it is 6 months full time (1,650 EURO total tuition).

Upon graduation students can work as a doctor of botanical medicine in all countries, including Canada, USA, UK, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, India, & Australia. In some countries such as Canada & USA our graduates cannot call themselves doctors. In these countries they work as botanical medicine specialists. However in all countries graduates can use the title “DBM”.
We teach 33 online health related degree programs with practical classes in 54 countries. We (along with our sister school, National Academy of Osteopathy) are the largest provider of osteopathic education worldwide, teaching nine degree programs in European style osteopathy.

NUMSS is accepted as a university by Canadian Revenue Agency. Our Canadian students are eligible to receive tuition and textbooks tax credits. In Europe, Canada & USA our tuition is accepted by each countries revenue & tax agencies as valid educational expenses. Therefore students who have businesses can deduct their annual business tax by claiming the tuition as business expense.

NUMSS is an accredited manual osteopathic university. We are accredited by Ontario Osteopathic & Alternative Medicine Association (that is accepted by most insurers), College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario, Asociation des ostéopathes Regroupement des Intervenants et Thérapeutes en Médecine Alternative, Ontario Association of Osteopathy & Alternative Medicine, Alliance Canadienne de Médecine Alternative , British Columbia College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences, Collège des Ostéopathes Canadiens, Canadian Manual Osteopathy Examining Board, International Osteopathy Examining Board, International Osteopathic Association, Society of Osteopaths of Canada, Tribal Health Care Administration & Licensing of the North Carolina Nottaway Tribal Community, Ontario Association of Osteopathic Practitioners, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Alberta College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences amongst others, International Board of Certified Athletic Therapists, Human Factors & Ergonomics Society, and other organizations.

For more information please visit or our blog for the latest news at
Our videos are found at And NUMSS photo gallery is at

To receive our information package please email us at

Thank you for your interest.

More Than 200,000 Fans!

200,000 Facebook Fans!

We were in Florida for two weeks working on getting National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) registered in USA and to choose a campus site for it in Florida. While there our fans passed the 200,000 mark (80,000 for National Academy of Osteopathy & 126,000 for NUMSS)!

We are always grateful for your support and for making us the largest and most popular osteopathy schools in the world. This is such a great achievements for us to have more fans than all other world’s 45 accredited osteopathy schools combined! 

We will continue to bring you unique, affordable and innovative education.

Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
NAO & NUMSS president