The Accelerated D.O./Family Medicine Residency Continuum is designed to meet the need for family medicine physicians in the community. Students receive an intensive focus, beyond the traditional medical school curriculum, that prepares them specialize in the field of family medicine. By accelerating all requirements for graduation from Osteopathic Medical School to 3 years instead of the traditional 4 years, these future physicians are available to meet the needs of the community more rapidly than in the traditional model. In addition, the participants incur less personal debt. Finally, the quality of education is enhanced by the addition of 'value added' coursework throughout the 2nd and 3rd years of medical school.
Accelerated D.O./Family Medicine Residency Continuum is a federally funded pre-doctoral training grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), with the purpose of providing more primary care physicians nationwide, particularly in high needs areas.
The program is approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), an agency of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), designating it as the equivalent of a traditional four-year medical degree with enhancements in family medicine.
The College of Osteopathic Medicine is renown for its ability to produce outstanding family physicians that enter practice in the highest needs areas of the New York metropolitan region. The Accelerated D.O./Family Medicine Continuum extends this capability by preparing family medicine specialists more intensively and at a faster rate than any osteopathic medical school in the region.
The Accelerated D.O./Family Medicine Residency Continuum is an opportunity designed for the most hard working and committed medical students. Candidates do not apply to the program before entering the College of Osteopathic Medicine. To be accepted, they must have completed their traditional first year of medical school in the top half of their class and also meet challenging standards in their Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and undergraduate science courses GPA.
"I want to be the kind of doctor that takes care of anything that arises, from any age group, day or night. This is the best fit for me, and I think the best way to practice medicine."
Second year medical student
Accelerated D.O./Family Medicine Continuum
"Let us know if you're interested, because we're interested in you"
Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee
Vice President for Health Affairs
New York Institute of Technology