New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Main Campus: NYITCOM-Long Island (Old Westbury, NY)
Additional Locations: NYITCOM-Arkansas (Jonesboro, AR)
COVID-19 Related Information
Offers Virtual Interviews: Yes
Requires a Letter from a Physician: Physician Letter not required
Accepts Online Coursework to Fulfill Prerequisite Requirements: Yes, but must be from a regionally accredited institution
Accepts Pass/Fail Coursework to Fulfill Prerequisite Requirements: Yes
Accepts Online Lab Coursework: Yes, but must be from a regionally accredited institution.
Willing to Accept Applicants Without Lab Coursework: Yes, for Spring 2020 courses
The New York Institute of Technology 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. 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.
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine traces its roots to W. Kenneth Riland, DO, and a group of visionary osteopathic physicians practicing in the State of New York. Dr. Riland was the personal physician to former President Richard Nixon, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Dr. Riland and his colleagues saw the establishment of the medical school as a way to promote and strengthen the credibility of osteopathic medicine and leveraged the support of Rockefeller and other political leaders to establish the college in 1977.
In 2012, Arkansas State University (A-State) approached New York Institute of Technology with the idea of establishing a program in Arkansas on the A-State campus aimed at producing physicians in generalist specialties (family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, general surgery, emergency medicine, and obstetrics/gynecology), who would practice in the medically underserved areas of Arkansas and the Mississippi Delta region. NYITCOM developed the partnership as part of its overarching vision to advance patient-centered, population-based osteopathic health care through transformative education and illuminating research. In August 2016, NYITCOM-Arkansas welcomed its inaugural class of 115 students.
NYITCOM offers medical education in Long Island (Old Westbury, NY), a suburb of New York City, and in Jonesboro, AR (on the campus of Arkansas State University) in northeast Arkansas.
Year founded: 1977 – Long Island (Old Westbury, NY); 2016 – Jonesboro, AR (on the campus of Arkansas State University)
Type: Private, non-profit
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). New York Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
- New York Institute of Technology
Both campuses have advanced medical/training facilities which house state-of-the-art osteopathic medical laboratories, smart auditoriums that are fully equipped with cutting-edge presentation and recording equipment, and a specialized Institute for Clinical Competence (ICC), which incorporates standardized patients and human patient simulation robots.
Historic Wilson Hall is home to NYITCOM-Arkansas on the campus of Arkansas State University. The 1931 Art Deco building underwent a $12.6 million modernization to create an 86,000 square-foot state–of–the–art medical facility. The renovation included laboratories and specialized teaching spaces such as the simulation emergency room, operating room, clinical learning rooms, and the gross anatomy lab. Energy-efficient lighting, smart classrooms, and study spaces equipped with Apple TV monitors and wireless access are available throughout the building.
Student residence options:
In Long Island (Old Westbury, NY), students find a wide variety of housing options in the nearby residential communities. On the NYITCOM-Arkansas campus, an on-campus apartment complex is specifically available for our medical students to lease.
- Total medical school enrollment: 1,743
- Total male: 911
- Total female: 832
- First-year enrollment: 435
- First-year male: 219
- First-year female: 215
- First-year in-state: 252
- First-year out-of-state: 183
- Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 10,000
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) is recognized for its unique approach to teaching and learning. Guided by its vision to advance, transform, and illuminate both its students and the field of medicine, NYITCOM provides progressive, patient-centered, population-based osteopathic health care through transformative education and enlightening research.
You’ll value a stimulating, self-affirming, comprehensive, and personal educational experience through our state-of-the-art classroom and research facilities, a sizable array of clinical experiences, dedicated expert faculty physicians and faculty researchers, and an impressive national network of alumni. By being part of a larger institution that leverages technology throughout seven schools and colleges, you can pursue interdisciplinary opportunities to expand on your medical expertise and education.
Dual Degree/Concurrent Programs
Seven-year BS/DO programs available with several colleges.
DO/MBA is available online with New York Institute of Technology.
DO/MS in Clinical Nutrition
DO/MS in Clinical Nutrition is available online with New York Institute of Technology.
DO/MS in Neuromusculoskeletal Sciences (Academic Scholars Program)
DO/MS in Neuromusculoskeletal Sciences is designed to prepare medical students to pursue careers in academic medicine including medical education, research and clinical practice. This five-year program allows students to receive the DO and MS degrees concurrently. An academic scholarship is awarded for the last three years of the program. The program is offered on both campuses.
DO/MS in Medical/Healthcare Simulation
DO/MS in Medical/Healthcare Simulation, the first of its kind in the United States, prepares students for excellence in the rapidly growing field of health care simulation. The online program is available to students on both campuses.
The combined Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) / Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Medical and Biological Sciences is a highly competitive seven-year program designed to develop well-trained osteopathic physician-scientists who will, through their research, drive the practice of medicine into the future. The program is available to NYITCOM students on both campuses.
Visit www.nyit.edu/medicine for more on dual degree/concurrent programs.
NYITCOM-Arkansas Preparatory Program
A week-long pre-matriculation program is held in July on the NYITCOM-Arkansas campus for select students in the incoming class
Émigré Physicians Program (EPP) – Long Island (Old Westbury, NY)
This unique program provides an opportunity for foreign-born, MD-trained physicians to re-train as Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine. Highly selective and limited to 35 seats.
Global Health Certificate
The Global Health Certificate Program immerses students in a challenging interdisciplinary curriculum to understand health policy, practice, and the significant health challenges facing the world’s underserved populations. Upon completion, students will be prepared to take on exciting roles in the field of public health anywhere in the world. The program is offered to students on both campuses.
NYITCOM-Arkansas – Baptist Memorial Health Care Partnership
Students interested in practicing medicine in the Mid-South upon completion of medical school have a unique opportunity to develop a relationship with one of the region’s largest hospital systems thanks to a partnership between NYITCOM-Arkansas and Baptist Memorial Health Care. The agreement identifies up to 25 NYITCOM-Arkansas medical student positions that will be dedicated specifically to students who want to train at Baptist Memorial Health Care facilities during medical school. During their first and second years, NYITCOM-Arkansas students will have opportunities to participate in clinical and population–based research, as well as physician shadowing and mentoring. Program participants will then undertake their third- and fourth-year clerkships at one of Baptist’s renowned hospitals.
Evidence based medicine (EBM) Certificate – NYITCOM-Arkansas
EBM integrates clinical experience and patient values with the best available research information.
Telehealth Certificate – NYITCOM-Arkansas
This program offers osteopathic students the ability to understand the history of telehealth, policy issues, rules and regulations, technology, clinical integration and how telehealth can be an indispensable part of their future practice.
Health IT/Informatics Certificate – NYITCOM-Arkansas
Informatics and information technology help clinicians and healthcare providers to make complex information useful in supporting clinical decisions, to deliver the best standard of care for each patient.
Population Health Certificate – NYITCOM-Arkansas
This program provides students with training in the language, theories, concepts, methods, measurement, analysis, and implementation of population health, as well as, assess and interpret healthcare policies, legal precedents, statutes and regulations. Key to this course is the role of epidemiology in evaluating population health, and developing interventions to improve different populations’ health and reduce health disparities.
NYITCOM Educational Consortium (NYCOMEC)
NYCOMEC offers the largest internship program in the osteopathic profession. More than 400 interns and residents enroll in NYCOMEC programs during a typical academic year.
A Bachelor’s Degree, MCAT, completed supplemental application/fee, letters of recommendation and personal interview are required. Highly select candidates will be chosen for an on-campus interview either at Long Island (Old Westbury, NY) or NYITCOM-Arkansas (Jonesboro, AR).
- Primary application service: AACOMAS
- Earliest application submission date: Opening Date of AACOMAS ( 5/5/2020)
- Primary application deadline: 3/1/2021
- Supplemental application deadline: 3/8/2021
- Submission timing for best consideration: For best consideration, applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to the deadline.
First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors:
Successful candidates for admission must have a thorough preparation with high academic achievement showing evidence of the capacity to succeed in a rigorous medical education program. They must also demonstrate certain personal characteristics expected of a physician, including: integrity, compassion, maturity, motivation, and interpersonal skills. A Bachelor’s Degree, MCAT, letters of recommendation, and personal interview are required. NYITCOM 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, 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.
International students (non-U.S. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No
- Oldest MCAT considered: 2015
- Accept September 2020 MCAT scores: Yes
- Accept January 2021 MCAT scores: Yes
Accepted Sources for Letters of Recommendation
- Supplemental application required? Yes
- Earliest supplemental application submission date: 6/15/2020
- Supplemental application deadline: 3/8/2021
- Supplemental application requirements:
All applicants to NYITCOM are required to complete our supplemental application. Within the supplemental application, applicants will have the opportunity to indicate the campus/site they are interested in attending: Long Island (Old Westbury, NY) or NYITCOM-Arkansas (Jonesboro, AR). The supplemental application also includes a brief set of questions.
- Fee waiver available: Yes
- Waiver conditions:
- Supplemental application sent to the following prospective students:
- Supplemental application fee: $80, non-refundable
The interview day includes an information session with admissions, financial aid, and faculty. In addition, candidates will tour the campus with student ambassadors and interview with faculty and/or alumni. Plan to spend a half-day on campus.
- Biology/Zoology, 8 semester hours with lab
- Inorganic Chemistry, 8 semester hours with lab
- Organic Chemistry, 8 semester hours with lab*
- Physics, 8 semester hours with lab
- *Biochemistry, 4 semester hours with lab, may be substituted for Organic Chemistry II.
- College English, 6 semester hours
- Behavioral Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology)
Upon an offer of admission, applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents, including a deposit. Deadline dates will be specified in the acceptance letter.
- Earliest acceptance date: 9/14/2020
- Latest acceptance date: 7/30/2021
- Deferred entrance requests considered: Yes
- Orientation / start date for first-year students: 8/4/2021
Early Decision Program
- Early Decision Program (EDP) offered: No
First-Year Class Matriculants
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Majors of First-Year Matriculants
Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees
- 2019-20 annual resident tuition: $59,350
- 2019-20 annual non-resident tuition: $59,350
- 2019-20 annual resident fees: $1,343
- 2019-20 annual non-resident fees: $1,343
- 2019-20 annual health insurance fee: $4,719
- Fees include:
- Student Activities
- Technology (not computer)
- Health Service
- Student Services
- Estimated annual room, board, books and living costs: $28,478
- Average 2019 graduate indebtedness: $232,271
- Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1,500, non-refundable
- Additional deposit amount: $0
- Deposit applied to tuition: Yes
- Financial Aid Website
- Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 78%
- Scholarships: Yes
- Average scholarship/grant: $4,064
Contacts & Additional Resources
NYITCOM-Long Island (Old Westbury, NY)
Office of Admissions
Serota Academic Center, Room 203
Northern Boulevard, P.O. Box 8000
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
Main phone: (516) 686-3997
Phone: (516) 686-3997
Fax: (516) 686-3831
NYITCOM-Arkansas (Jonesboro, AR)
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 119
State University, AR 72467
Main phone: (870) 972-2786
Phone: (870) 680-8816
Fax: (870) 680-8849