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Life Sciences, B.S. / Osteopathic Medicine, D.O.

Earn your doctorate in just seven years and launch your career as a competent physician with skills in global healthcare, population health, and utilization of advanced technology for patient care.

What You’ll Learn

With the Life Sciences, B.S./Osteopathic Medicine, D.O., you’ll earn your Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in just seven years.

You’ll spend three years studying on a core of biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, cell and molecular biology while working alongside professors on active research projects. You can also take advantage of symposia and courses sponsored by NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine to familiarize yourself with osteopathic medicine and our medical faculty.

Then, you’ll apply to transition into the four-year clinical education program for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Our program emphasizes the holistic nature of medicine, helping you develop the complex and critical behavioral, social, and clinical skills required for a successful osteopathic practice. You’ll study all factors—from the anatomical to societal—that can affect the nature of illness, suffering, and patient outcomes.

Clerkships in the third and fourth years provide a variety of clinical exposures and experiences, from one-on-one preceptorships in a physician’s private practice to serving as team members in tertiary care hospitals.


  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Kaiser Permanente Medicare
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • New York-Presbyterian
  • Northwell Health
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • NYU Langone Health
  • Stony Brook University Hospital
Patrick M. O’Shaughnessy (D.O. ’99)


Executive vice president for medical affairs and chief clinical officer for Catholic Health Services (CHS), Patrick is also a member of the Suffolk County Heroin and Prescription Opiate Task Force.

Andrea Klemes (D.O. '87)


As Chief Medical Officer at MDVIP, a nationwide network of doctors that applies a startup ethos to primary medical care, Andrea sees first-hand how innovation opens up new opportunities in the healthcare industry.

Cindy Bredefeld (D.O. '04)

Attending Physician

As attending physician in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, and the director of diabetes clinical trials at Winthrop-University Hospital, Cindy explores new ways to treat patients with endocrine disorders.


“I applied for a psychiatry residency. They’re a perfect fit: In osteopathic training, we look at a patient holistically, and in psychiatry, you have to have the mindset to treat the whole patient, examine their psychological and social background and their medical and genetic history.”

Domenick Sportelli (D.O. ’09)

Physician at NJ Center for Advanced Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

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

Whether you choose to pursue a career as a healthcare professional or researcher, you’ll benefit from the breadth of medical expertise provided by our faculty, in areas ranging from primary care and mental health, through neurology, cardiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology, to clinical anatomy, evolution, and paleontology.

Upon graduation, you’ll have earned your professional degree in less time and will be ready to successfully practice osteopathic care with a holistic approach and a deep knowledge of the latest technology at work in the field.

AOA Accreditation Badge


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

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