New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

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New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Photograph of the school's campus
Motto Hands, Minds, and Hearts[1]
Type Private, non-profit
Established 1977
Budget $61.54 million[2]
Dean Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O.[3]
Academic staff
Students 1,217[4]
Location Old Westbury, New York, US
40°46′52″N 73°36′01″W / 40.7812°N 73.6003°W / 40.7812; -73.6003Coordinates: 40°46′52″N 73°36′01″W / 40.7812°N 73.6003°W / 40.7812; -73.6003
Campus Suburban, 1050 acres.[5][6]
Colors           Blue and Gold
NYCOM Logo.png

The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYIT-COM) is a private, non-profit medical school for osteopathic medicine located primarily in Old Westbury, Long Island in the U.S. state of New York. It also has a degree-granting campus in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Founded in 1977, NYIT-COM is an academic division of the New York Institute of Technology. Formerly known as the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, it is one of the largest medical schools in the United States.[7][8]


Nelson A. Rockefeller: 41st Vice-President of the United States, 49th Governor of New York State, and Co-Founder of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, now known as the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The college opened in 1977, as the first osteopathic medical school in the state of New York, offering the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (D.O.). The college was established 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 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[9] 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 inaugural class of 34 students graduated on June 11, 1981.[10] An honorary Doctor of Laws degree was awarded to Dr. W. Kenneth Riland, who was honored for his role in the establishment of the college.[10] 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).[11][12]


  1. NYIT-COM OW campus is located on a 1050-acre suburban campus in Old Westbury, New York.[5][6]
  2. NYIT-COM JB campus is located on Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro, AR


W. Kenneth Riland, D.O. Academic Health Care Center: Housing the primary care clinic, study rooms, cafeteria and Gross Anatomy/Neuroanatomy Laboratories.
Hannah and Charles Serota Academic Center: Housing the Office of Pre-Clinical Sciences, Office of Clinical Sciences, Office of Admissions, OMM Laboratory, Office of the Registrar, various administrative offices and 2 large amphitheater lecture halls used for basic science and pre-clinical science lectures.

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine also has a seven-year combined B.S./D.O. program for qualifying high school students through NYIT as well as SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Geneseo, and SUNY Old Westbury.

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.[4] 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.

Affiliated Hospitals
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine/Academic Health Care Center
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine/Central Islip (NYIT Campus)
Bassett Healthcare
Benedictine Hospital
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
Brooklyn Hospital Center
Clara Maass Medical Center
Coney Island Hospital
Danbury Hospital
Frankford Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY)
Griffin Hospital
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
Plainview Hospital
Zucker Hillside Hospital (Psychiatry)
Northern Dutchess Hospital
Overlook Hospital
Queens Hospital Center
Saint Barnabas Medical Center (NJ)
Sisters Hospital
St. Barbabas Hospital (Bronx)
St. Luke's Cornwall
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Southampton Hospital
St. Clare's Hospital
Union Hospital
Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center


Entrance to the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine is highly competitive, with an acceptance rate around 7%. Matriculating students in the Class of 2017 had an average MCAT score of 28 and an average overall GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale.[13] For the Fall of 2015 there were 6,515 first-time, first year applicants: 427 were admitted (6%).[14]


The college is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine has 6700 alumni as of 2015.[7]


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