Admission to the Osteopathic Medicine, D.O. / Medical & Biological Sciences, Ph.D.

The purpose of the D.O./Ph.D. program is to develop well trained osteopathic physician-scientists through a comprehensive curriculum that integrates medicine and the life sciences, delivered through a combination of medical school and graduate school courses combined with in-depth research experiences. NYITCOM expects to admit two to three students per year to the combined D.O./Ph.D. program and is committed to providing the students with financial support for all years. The curriculum and training of students will utilize a standard 2, 3 or 4, 2 model in which the admitted students will pursue their medical education in years 1-2 (preclinical) and in years 6-7 (clinical). Ph.D. training will take place in years 3-5/6, as well as over the summers. If interested in applying to the D.O./Ph.D. program, required materials are listed below.

Interested students should first apply for the D.O. program. When they are admitted, they may then request admittance to the D.O. / Ph.D. Find out how to apply for D.O. Program.

The following materials will be obtained from your AACOMAS application:

  • Transcript(s)
  • MCAT scores
  • Letters of recommendation

Additional application materials to be submitted with the D.O./Ph.D. application:

  • Essay explaining interest in Ph.D. program
  • CV
  • Additional letters of recommendation from research mentors may be submitted, but are not required.

Selected candidates from the applicant pool will be interviewed by the Program Director and admissions committee members.

The link to the online D.O./Ph.D. application will be provided to you in your acceptance email. The deadline to submit the application is April 15, 2022. After that date, please contact to discuss your interest in the program with the program director, Dr. Michael Hadjiargyrou.