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Osteopathic Medicine, D.O. / Medical & Biological Sciences, Ph.D.

Spearhead tomorrow’s medical advancements by becoming an osteopathic physician-scientist—a highly trained clinician who treats patients as well as conducts skilled biomedical research.

What You’ll Learn

The highly competitive Osteopathic Medicine, D.O./Medical & Biological Sciences, Ph.D. is a seven-year program designed to transform you into a leader of both clinical care and life-changing biomedical research.

During your first two years, you will complete the traditional pre-clinical coursework taken by first- and second-year medical students. In years three through five (after D.O. / Ph.D. program candidacy has been awarded), Ph.D.-level coursework in biomedical and anatomical systems will supplement the medical school curriculum. During this period, you will also carry out an in-depth research project under the mentorship of an NYITCOM faculty member leading to a doctoral thesis. Upon completion of the Ph.D. degree requirements (90 credits required), students will then fulfill the clinical training required of third and fourth-year NYITCOM students.


  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Icahn School of Medicine/Beth Israel
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • New York-Presbyterian
  • Northwell Health
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Career Options

  • Biomedical Researcher
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Practicing Clinician
Michael Hadjiargyrou, Ph.D.

Program Director

Michael is the director of the D.O./Ph.D. program and was recently named New York Tech's first Distinguished Professor. He is a molecular and cell biologist whose research focuses on the development and regeneration of the musculoskeletal system.

Kurt Amsler, Ph.D.


Kurt spearheaded the development of the Ph.D. program; he and his team’s research focuses on the mechanism and regulation of the paracellular movement of large molecules across renal epithelia.

Julia Molnar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Julia and student researchers are studying one of the most important transitions in vertebrate evolutionary history: how the leverage of limb muscles changed as vertebrates first moved onto land.


Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.

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AOA Accreditation Badge

The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program is accredited by the AOA Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).

How You’ll Succeed

In order to prepare as a leader in both the clinical and research elements of this dual-degree program, you’ll work in developing technologies imaging, artificial intelligence, and bioinformatics to interrogate biomedical problems. You’ll gain a deep understanding of existing methodologies as well as the experimental approaches needed to contribute to the biomedical knowledge base of the future.

AOA Accreditation Badge


The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program is accredited by the AOA Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).

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