Osteopathic medicine is a unique form of American medical care that was developed in 1874 by Andrew Taylor Still, M.D. Dr. Still founded a philosophy of medicine based on ideas that date back to Hippocrates, the father of medicine. The philosophy focuses on the unity of all body parts. He identified the musculoskeletal system as a key element of health. He recognized the body's ability to heal itself and stressed preventive medicine, eating properly, and keeping fit. A Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine—a D.O.—is a complete physician, fully trained and licensed to prescribe medication, perform surgery and utilize manipulative treatment. The osteopathic philosophy of treating the whole person is applied to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness, disease and injury.
The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine 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 health care, 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 health care through transformative education and illuminating research.
NYITCOM is proud to share our outcomes data. We consistently perform well in national licensing examinations administered by the National Board of Osteopathic Medicinal Examiners. Additionally, 100% of our 2015, 2016, and 2017 graduates were placed into residency training programs. Find more outcomes information on our website.
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine established in 1977 is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) which is the national accrediting agency for colleges educating osteopathic student physicians. Any student who has a complaint related to the COCA accreditation standards and procedures should file the complaint with:
The American Osteopathic Association
Department of Accreditation
142 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
New York Institute of Technology
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, nearly 100,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT.
NYIT is an independent college chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, among other accrediting boards and agencies in higher education.
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The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine community is one of diversity, which is a hallmark of all academic environments. NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine is committed to the recognition and preservation of each individual's human rights and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, creed or religion, or veteran status with respect to the rights, privileges, programs and activities including, but not limited to, employment, admissions, financial aid, scholarships, access to housing, educational programs, co-curricular activities and participation in athletic programs.
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine complies in full with Title IX of the Education Act of 1972 and the implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all educational programs and activities. Any inquiries concerning Title IX may be referred to NYIT's Title IX Coordinators or to the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Higher Education, Office of Civil Rights.
Reasonable Accommodations and Documentation
NYIT adheres to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504. No qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of this institution's classes or facilities. The College of Osteopathic Medicine has made reasonable modifications in policies, practices, procedures, and/or facilities when such modifications were necessary, to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals. The Deans in the Office of Academic Affairs have been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in Subtitle A of the Americans with Disabilities Act of (ADA) of 1990.