Dean's Welcome

I am honored to be the Dean of the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. Our faculty, staff, students, and alumni have helped to transform healthcare for more than 40 years. Their impact is felt every day through the care they give their patients and the leadership they provide at the local and national level.

Jerry Balentine

With this honor comes responsibility—to current students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as ultimately to the public and, more specifically, to our future patients.

Attending medical school is a difficult endeavor. As a medical student, you will work harder than you ever have in their past. You will be engaged 24 hours a day and challenged to broaden your horizons and rethink who you are.

Our faculty will guide you through this experience, from stimulating lectures to hours in our laboratories, small group sessions, and clinical encounters. Through interactions with your fellow students and faculty on whichever of our campuses you attend—Long Island (Old Westbury) N.Y. and Jonesboro, A.R.—you will gain a unique perspective on the challenges of delivering healthcare in urban, suburban, and rural environments. You can also take advantage of a range of hands-on opportunities, such as providing care at one of our global sites in Ghana or volunteering at the student-run free clinic on Long Island.

All that work and experience leads to the moment when you meet your patient. But whether it’s part of a routine visit in your primary care office or at the beginning of a surgical procedure in an operating room, your mission will remain the same: to help your patient by listening to their concerns, applying your skills to their care, and drawing on your compassion to ensure their well-being.

This is the job NYITCOM’s 7,500 alumni set out to accomplish every day of their practice across the U.S. and around the world.

I am proud of our past and excited for our future.

Welcome to NYITCOM.

Jerry Balentine, D.O., FACOEP, FACEP
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Contact the Dean’s Office

Jerry Balentine
Dean
516.686.3999
Jerry.Balentine@nyit.edu

Anne Marie Kemp
Executive Assistant to the Dean
516.686.3749
comdeansoffice@nyit.edu