New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
|Motto||Hands, Minds, and Hearts|
|Dean||Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O.|
|Location||Old Westbury, New York, US
|Colors||Blue and Gold|
The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) College of Osteopathic Medicine is a private, non-profit medical school for osteopathic medicine located in Old Westbury, Long Island in the U.S. state of New York. The osteopathic medical college was founded in 1977, and is a part of the New York Institute of Technology.
On January 1, 2013 the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, commonly known as NYCOM, changed its 35-year-old name to NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. The college is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). In the 2011-2012 academic year, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine had the second largest total enrollment among osteopathic medical schools.
History and founding of the college
The college was founded in 1977 through the efforts of Dr. W. Kenneth Riland, New York State Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller and members of Rockefeller family. The college was granted accreditation by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and was chartered under New York State law through the efforts of Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller. In 1978, Nelson Rockefeller contributed $250,000 to the college's general endowment fund and in 1979 Laurance S. Rockefeller contributed the same amount. The friendship between Nelson Rockefeller and W. Kenneth Riland was an important factor in the founding of the medical college. Dr. Riland served as Mr. Rockefeller’s personal physician during his governorship of New York as well during his vice-presidency in the Ford administration. To honor the efforts and contributions of Governor Rockefeller, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Academic Center was dedicated in 1979. The work of Dr. Philip F. Fleisher, first Dean of the medical college and Dean for the next 16 years, was influential in the growth and success of the school.
The inaugural class of 34 students graduated on June 11, 1981. The commencement exercises at the college were held on the athletic field of what was once the estate of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney. The guest speaker, Dr. Theodore Cooper, former dean of Cornell University Medical College, warned of a new atmosphere where "a public is re-evaluating its opinion of physicians.' "The reverence for the doctor is beginning to wane," Dr. Cooper said. An honorary Doctor of Laws degree was awarded to Dr. W. Kenneth Riland, an osteopathic physician, who was then the chairman of the medical college's Board of Governors. Dr. Riland was honored for being a "prime mover" in the establishment of the college. The W. Kenneth Riland Academic Health Care Center, completed in 1984, is located on campus and serves as a clinic and teaching hospital.
In 1999, construction began on campus for the new Hannah and Charles Serota Academic Center. In 2001, the building opened for basic and pre-clinical science lectures, as well as the osteopathic manipulative medicine laboratory.
On December 5, 2012, the 35 year old name of the school was officially changed from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology (NYCOM of NYIT) to the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine).
- Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
- D.O./Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Nutrition
- D.O./Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine has clinical affiliations with hospitals throughout Long Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Upstate New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The college provides physicians educated in countries other than the United States the opportunity to obtain medical training in the United States through its Advanced Program for Emigre Physicians (APEP). After completion of the 4-year APEP program, physicians with foreign credentials receive the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree and are able to apply to D.O. and M.D. residency match programs as American graduates. The college provides its alumni and other osteopathic medical graduates with residency and internship training opportunities through the New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium (NYCOMEC). All graduates of the college are eligible to apply for ACGME (M.D.), AOA (D.O.), and dually accredited ACGME-AOA residencies.
|NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine/Academic Health Care Center|
|NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine/Central Islip (NYIT Campus)|
|Brookdale Hospital Medical Center|
|Brooklyn Hospital Center|
|Clara Maass Medical Center|
|Coney Island Hospital|
|Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY)|
|Jamaica Hospital Medical Center|
|Jersey City Medical Center|
|Long Beach Medical Center|
|Lutheran Medical Center|
|Maimonides Medical Center|
|Mid-Hudson Family Health Institute|
|Mountainside Family Medicine|
|Nassau University Medical Center|
|Newark Beth Israel Medical Center|
|North Shore University Hospital- The Sandra Atlas Bass Campus|
|Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Surgery)|
|Forest Hills Hospital|
|Zucker Hillside Hospital (Psychiatry)|
|Northern Dutchess Hospital|
|Queens Hospital Center|
|Saint Barnabas Medical Center (NJ)|
|St. Barbabas Hospital (Bronx)|
|St. Luke's Cornwall|
|South Nassau Communities Hospital|
|St. Clare's Hospital|
|St. Vincent's Midtown|
|Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center|
|Wyckoff Heights Medical Center|
- Richard Jadick, D.O. - U.S. Navy physician credited for saving the lives of 30 marines and sailors during the Second Battle of Fallujah, earning him the Bronze Star.
- Steve Salvatore, D.O. - Medical Correspondent for WPIX, previously medical correspondent for CNN. Dr. Salvatore now has his own daytime talk show.
- Humayun Chaudhry, D.O. - President and CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards.
- Andrea Klemes, D.O. - Chief medical officer at MDVIP.
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