NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Profile

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New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) is the Osteopathic Medical College of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). One of NYIT's six academic schools, it is governed by NYIT policies and procedures in addition to NYITCOM policies and procedures.

NYITCOM enrolled its first class of 36 students in September 1977. It has more than 7500 graduates and campuses in Old Westbury, New York and Jonesboro, Arkansas. NYITCOM has formed associations and affiliations with multiple hospitals in which our students take clinical clerkships in the various clinical disciplines. In addition, the college's well organized Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institute (OPTI)—NYCOMEC—includes over 20 affiliated hospitals, internships, and residencies accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The college has a diverse full- and part-time faculty involved in the teaching of our students' first two years on campus, as well as a large number of adjunct clinical faculty involved in teaching third and fourth year students at various affiliated hospitals, offices, and clinics. NYITCOM maintains ambulatory academic health care centers for the purpose of serving the community at their location, as well as to provide additional sites for clinical training and research.

Mission

The NYIT 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. The college is also committed to preparing osteopathic physicians for careers in primary care, including health care in the inner city and rural communities, as well as to the scholarly pursuit of new knowledge concerning health and disease. NYITCOM provides a continuum of educational experiences to its 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 serve society through research, teaching and leadership.

Administrative Organization

The dean is the chief administrative and academic officer of New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs, who in turn reports to the President of New York Institute of Technology.

The Associate Deans of Academic Affairs, Research, and Student Administration report directly to the dean. Each of these associate deans is responsible for the various departments, offices and services that they administer. In addition, the academic department chairs for Anatomy, Biomedical Sciences, Family Medicine, Clinical Specialties, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine report directly to the dean. The Site Deans for the Arkansas and Long Island campuses, Senior Director for Finance, Associate Dean for Operations, and the Chief Medical Officer of the Health Centers all report to the vice president. The Vice Chairs of the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Clinical Medicine, and Basic Sciences on the Arkansas campus report directly to the site dean.