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Osteopathic Medicine, D.O.

NYITCOM’s Osteopathic Medicine D.O. program trains physicians for a lifetime of learning and practice based upon the integration of evidence-based knowledge, critical thinking, and the tenets of osteopathic principles and practice.

What You’ll Learn

Offered at our Long Island, New York campus and Jonesboro, Arkansas location, our program helps you develop the complex and critical behavioral, social, and clinical skills required in modern medical practice. Our curriculum incorporates critical factors—from anatomical to societal—that affect the nature of illness and patient outcomes.You will have opportunities to conduct research and to develop specializations in global healthcare, population health, and advanced medical technologies

Coursework integrates biomedical and clinical sciences using innovative teaching methods led by dedicated, accomplished faculty from across multiple specialties. Cutting-edge medical simulation, virtual reality, robotics, and other technologies support a robust academic curriculum. 

Clerkships in your third and fourth years will provide clinical exposures and practices in a wide variety of settings and practice areas, from one-on-one preceptorships in a physician's community practice to serving as a team member in a department of a large hospital.

Residencies & Employers

  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Cedars-Sinai
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Kaiser Permanente Medicare
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • New York-Presbyterian
  • Northwell Health
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • NYU Langone Health
  • Stony Brook University Hospital
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.

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.


“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.







AOA Accreditation Badge

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 opportunities with our research centers and medical clinics, as well as 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.

By fostering a culture of compassion, reinforcing the responsibility students have to their patients, and ensuring students practice good self-care, we graduate physicians who are well equipped to succeed in all medical specialties and geographic areas, from the inner city to remote rural communities.

AOA Accreditation Badge


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

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Future Physicians Attain Research Funding from the American Heart Association

June 20, 2024

Two NYITCOM students received the AHA’s prestigious Scholarship in Cardiovascular Disease, which will fund their research into how menopause and blood vessel calcification impact cardiovascular health.

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