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Osteopathic Medicine, D.O.

Our goal is to emphasize the holistic nature of medicine and to help you understand how many factors, from the anatomical level to the societal level, can all affect the nature of illness, suffering, and patient outcomes. This approach allows you to develop the complex but necessary behavioral, social, and clinical skills required for successful osteopathic practice. Upon admission to the four-year Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) program, you will choose one of two pre-clinical options in your first and second years:

  • In the Lecture-Discussion Based (LDB) track, faculty-led courses integrate biomedical and clinical sciences along continuous didactic threads delivered according to a systems-based approach, with each course addressing a single body system. You'll study musculoskeletal, integumentary, nervous, immunological, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and reproductive systems. A biopsychosocial model of clinical care, which looks at clinical care from both a philosophical and practical angle, is applied to the study of each system. You'll also have the opportunity to examine your partners in well-designed hands-on clinical laboratory sessions to expose you to hands-on physical examination learning and developing osteopathic manual medicine skills.
  • In the Doctor Patient Continuum (DPC), our problem-based curriculum, you direct your own learning, working in small groups under the guidance of two faculty members. The cornerstone of the DPC track is case-based learning, promoting the development of your critical thinking and clinical problem-solving skills. Our coursework lets you explore aspects of health and disease pertinent to a clinical case at seven levels, including: molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, integrated organ system, whole person, and family, society and environment. Throughout the curriculum, you will have the chance to apply what you learn within the context of clinical-case scenarios while honing the skills and professional approach required of a practicing clinician. (Please note: We are no longer accepting applications into this program for the entering class of 2020.)

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

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Who We Are

Academic Scholars Program

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The Heart of Our Research

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What We Do

Serving the Underserved through Primary Care

One in four medical students in the U.S. chooses osteopathic medicine education, which emphasizes primary care.

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Career Options

An NYIT degree is your passport to an exciting future in an in-demand field. Possible career opportunities for graduates with this degree include:

  • Primary Care Physician to Specialist
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Family Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM)

Tuition, Scholarships, & Financial Aid

We believe it's important to offer access to opportunity to all qualified students. NYIT has one of the lowest private tuitions in New York State and provides more than $40 million in institutional financial aid each year.

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Educational Directions

NYITCOM's Class of 2017 experienced a 100% match/placement rate. See where and what types of specialties recent NYITCOM graduates are practicing in their residencies and internships.

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