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About the College of Osteopathic Medicine


New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) is committed to training osteopathic 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. We are also committed to preparing osteopathic physicians for careers in healthcare, including that in the inner city and rural communities, as well as to the scholarly pursuit of new knowledge concerning health and disease. We provide a continuum of educational experiences to NYITCOM students, extending through the clinical and post-graduate years of training. This continuum provides the future osteopathic physician with the foundation necessary to maintain competence and compassion, as well as the ability to better serve society through research, teaching, and leadership.


To advance patient-centered, population-based osteopathic healthcare through transformative education and illuminating research.

Educational Outcomes

The NYITCOM graduate will be able to:

  • Apply osteopathic principles and outcomes;
  • Demonstrate medical knowledge by describing and applying concepts and techniques;
  • Provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective;
  • Communicate effectively with patients as well as other healthcare professionals;
  • Conduct himself/herself professionally and ethically;
  • Apply practice-based learning and improvement through evaluation and a commitment to continuous improvement; and
  • Understand healthcare delivery systems.


NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine traces it roots to W. Kenneth Riland, D.O., and a group of visionary osteopathic physicians practicing in the State of New York. Dr. Riland was the personal physician to former President Nixon, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Dr. Riland and his colleagues saw the establishment of the medical school as a way to promote and strengthen the credibility of osteopathic medicine and leveraged the support of Rockefeller and other political leaders to establish the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1977. The college changed its name to the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012.


The AOA Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) serves the public by establishing, maintaining, and applying accreditation standards and procedures to ensure that academic quality and continuous quality improvement delivered by the colleges of osteopathic medicine reflect the evolving practice of osteopathic medicine. The scope of the COCA encompasses the accreditation of the colleges of osteopathic medicine.

NYITCOM most recently received a seven year accreditation from the COCA. Any student who has a complaint related to the COCA accreditation standards and procedures should file the complaint, confidentially, with the following:

The American Osteopathic Association
Department of Accreditation
142 East Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611-2864

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