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Osteopathic Medicine, D.O. / Neuromusculoskeletal Sciences, M.S.

Prepare for your career in medical education, research, and clinical practice in an academic healthcare setting with this highly competitive combined degree program focusing on both osteopathic medicine and neuromusculoskeletal disorders.

What You’ll Learn

In this five-year Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, D.O./Neuromusculoskeletal Sciences, M.S. combined degree, you’ll study the holistic philosophy of osteopathic medicine and hone your expertise in diagnosing musculoskeletal and other disorders.

You’ll study advanced topics, such as biostatistics and epidemiology, and perfect your practical skills, including doctor-patient interactions and research methodology in medical education.

The D.O./M.S. program is part of NYITCOM’s Academic Medicine Scholars Program, in which highly successful second-year students in good academic standing are invited to apply for this competitive merit-based opportunity to spend an additional year at NYITCOM gaining supervised research and teaching experience.


Career Options

  • Academic Physician
  • Clinician Researcher
  • Family Medicine
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Specialist
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Researcher
  • Orthopedist
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Rheumatologist
Matthew C. Mihlbachler, Ph.D.

Program Director

Matthew works with medical students on research that broadens their exposure to functional and evolutionary anatomy and provides them with deeper insights into the nature of human biology.

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Patricia Kooyman, D.O.

Assistant Professor

Patricia teaches all four years of medical students. An NYITCOM alumna, she completed her specialty residency training in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and OMM at St. Barnabas Hospital (Bronx), where she also served as co-chief resident.

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Kurt Amsler, Ph.D.

Professor

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.

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Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.

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

How You’ll Succeed

You’ll graduate with two degrees (M.S. and D.O.) in five years, ready to launch a career in academic medicine, medical education, research, and clinical practice in an academic healthcare setting.

International F-1 students who successfully complete this degree are eligible for an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension to work in the U.S. in an area directly related to their area of study immediately upon completing the customary 12-month post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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Accredited

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

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