Welcome: NYITCOM Alumni
It is an incredibly exciting time here at NYITCOM and we would not be where we are today without the commitment and dedication of our alumni. With over 7,500 alumni in all 50 states and 18 countries NYITCOM is becoming a global force in education and innovation.
There have been many wonderful new initiatives here at NYITCOM over the last few years. We just welcomed our third class of students in our Jonesboro, Arkansas campus. Our OMS 3 students are out in their clerkships and making a tremendous impact in underserved areas in desperate need of dedicated physicians. A major grant from the USDA is allowing us to retrofit a bus staffed with NYITCOM students from our Jonesboro campus to bring medical screenings to rural areas around the Delta. Our Long Island campus students had a 100% placement rate and our new partnership with Catholic Health Services will expand opportunities for our students and research faculty. The recent approval from NYS to start NYIT’s first D.O./Ph.D. program will allow us to train a new generation of clinical physicians who are fully invested in research that will transform medical science.
Our newly established Center for Innovation is pushing the boundaries of medical education utilizing cutting edge technology and virtual reality to challenge and train our students. Major capital improvements are underway to update student learning spaces, lecture halls, research labs, and our Center for Simulation, among other exciting projects.
Although the changes are many, our mission remains the same; to train top physicians with compassion for others.
If it’s been a while since you’ve been back to NYITCOM, I encourage you stop by and say hello and take a look at our research projects, clinics, capital improvements and new developments going on right now at the COM. Be sure to visit us on the social media platforms and stay up to date with your alma mater.
I look forward to seeing you at events and on campus.
Jerry Balentine, D.O., FACEP, FACOEP
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vice President, Health Sciences and Medical Affairs