Concurrent Degree Programs
New York Institute of Technology, through its School of Health Professions, School of Management, and the College of Osteopathic Medicine, has developed unique programs that allow College of Osteopathic Medicine students the opportunity to obtain joint degrees within the usual structured four-year medical curriculum. Enrollment in the Concurrent Degree Programs is contingent upon College of Osteopathic Medicine approval.
D.O./Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
This augmented degree program enhances the graduate’s efficiency and skills as a clinician by equipping him/her for the business side of medicine. The student learns to effectively manage resources including time, money, equipment and personnel, and to be prepared to cope with practice management, HMO’s and the administration of academic health care centers, hospital and clinical departments.
The applicant must have successfully matriculated and completed their first year at the College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as have the College of Osteopathic Medicine approval to apply for the dual-degree programs. MCAT scores are accepted in lieu of GMAT scores. Students who have not completed required undergraduate accounting, economics and computer courses will be scheduled to complete them at the onset of the program.
Pre-Doctoral Academic Medicine Scholarship/Master of Science in Neuromusculoskeletal Sciences
The Pre-Doctoral Academic Medicine Scholarship Program is designed to prepare outstanding medical students to pursue careers in academic medicine including medical education, research, and clinical practice in an academic health care setting. This five-year program allows a medical student to obtain two degrees—Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and a Master’s in Neuromusculoskeletal Sciences. The Master’s Degree will meet a need for dually trained professionals in both Osteopathic Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Sciences who can bring both backgrounds to bear in the classroom and the research laboratory.
D.O./Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition (M.S.)
The five-year, dual D.O./M.S. degree provides didactic knowledge at the interface of clinical medicine and nutrition, and develops skills to utilize nutrition in the practice of preventative medicine, wellness and total body care. In the first three years, students study pre-clinical medical science integrated with courses on the molecular and cellular roles of nutrients in maintaining health and preventing disease. Coursework in physical nutrition assessment, nutrition counseling and nutrition support enhances student ability to access nutrition resources for patients. Interactive discussions with nutrition faculty and colleagues provide students with an understanding that nutrient status can be altered by the patient's genetic profile, underlying disease processes, concurrent drug and medical therapy and lifestyle. Students complete the didactic component of the D.O./M.S. in three years and two summers. As students enter their clinical years, they have multiple opportunities to develop skill in recognizing nutrient alterations in individual patients and in devising nutrient interventions appropriate to each case. Under faculty guidance, students access nutrition support for patients in acute and chronic conditions, and critically evaluate the plethora of nutrition information available to patients and professionals on the Internet and in the news media. Upon successful completion of the D.O./M.S. program, students are eligible to apply for credentialing as physician nutrition specialists.
Applicants must be matriculated students at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and have the College of Osteopathic Medicine approval to apply for the program. Full matriculation in the M.S. program is conditional upon maintaining an average of "B" or better during the first and second years of the M.S. program. Graduate courses are offered in the evenings and on weekends. Some flexibility, with permission, is allowed.
Interested applicants for either concurrent degree program should contact:
Office of Admissions
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Serota Building, Room 203
P.O. Box 8000
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000