Combined Baccalaureate/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree Program (B.S./D.O.)
New York Institute of Technology offers a combined baccalaureate/doctor of osteopathic medicine degree program to talented, highly motivated students. A select number of those who qualify will be admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences at New York Institute of Technology. Upon successful completion of three undergraduate years plus the first year at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM), the student will receive a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences (pre-professional option).
The combined program enables a student to achieve both a B.S. degree and a D.O. degree in seven years rather than the traditional eight. Specifically, in order for a student to be considered for acceptance to the College of Osteopathic Medicine and invited for a personal interview, the student must complete the AACOMAS application and meet the following criteria:
- GPA – earn an overall science GPA of 3.5 each semester and maintain an overall 3.5 GPA each semester. However, New York Institute of Technology may grant a one-time waiver for a semester GPA that falls below 3.5.
- Students must declare their intention to apply for admission at NYITCOM in either Jonesboro, Arkansas or Long Island, New York by the end of their second year. Requests for a change of campus after the second year will be addressed by the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis.
- MCAT – obtain an MCAT score (on the MCAT taken between August and January of the third undergraduate year) at least equal to the mean MCAT score of the applicable NYITCOM campus first year class of the year the student began undergraduate study.
- Completion date of application package – February 1 preceding August start (must include MCAT score).
Other seven-year B.S./D.O. programs have been established with the State University of New York (at Geneseo, New Paltz, Plattsburgh, and Old Westbury); the City University of New York (at Hunter College, Lehman College, and Queens College); Adelphi University, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; St. John’s University; St. Bonaventure University; Arkansas State University; Ouachita Baptist University; William Baptist College; University of Central Arkansas; and the University of Memphis. These programs are available to applicants who meet the application criteria stated above. For further information, contact the Admissions Office of the specific college.