New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM)

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New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Northern Boulevard, P.O. Box 8000
Office of Admissions, Serota, Room 203
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000

Main phone: (516) 686-3997

Admissions office
Phone: (516) 686-3997
Fax: (516) 686-3831
Admissions Website

NYITCOM at Arkansas State University
P.O. Box 119
State University, AR 72467    

Main phone: (870) 972-2786    

Admissions office
Phone: (870) 972-8816
Fax: (870) 680-8849
Admissions Website

General Information

Mission Statement

The NYIT 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.

COM Description

NYITCOM offers medical education in Old Westbury, NY (a suburb of New York City) and in Jonesboro, AR (on the campus of Arkansas State University).  At both locations, NYITCOM faculty, experienced researchers, and practitioners are guided by our mission and committed to our vision.

NYITCOM at Arkansas State University has set its mission to change health care in the Mississippi Delta Region. Arkansas currently ranks 49 out of the 50 states in its population’s health status, and 48 out of 50 in the percentage of active physicians per 100,000 people. Students will learn and work in one of the most medically underserved areas of the country. 

Campus setting: 
Old Westbury, New York, and Jonesboro, Arkansas, on the campus of Arkansas State University

Year founded: 1977- Old Westbury, NY
2016 - Jonesboro, AR

Type: Private, non-profit

The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine 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.

Institutional affiliation: 
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 similator robots.

Historic Wilson Hall is home to NYITCOM at 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 throughout the building.

Student residence options: 
In Old Westbury students find a wide variety of housing options in the nearby residential communities. On the Jonesboro campus, a new on-campus apartment complex is specifically available for our medical students to lease.

2016-2017 Enrollment

  • Total medical school enrollment: 1,354
  • Total male: 695
  • Total female: 659
  • First-year enrollment: 433
  • First-year male: 230
  • First-year female: 203
  • First-year in-state: 244
  • First-year out-of-state: 189
  • Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 10,000

Curricular Offerings

NYIT 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

BS/DO Seven-year BS/DO programs available with several colleges.


DO/MBA is available with NYIT.

DO/MS in Clinical Nutrition available with NYIT. 

Academic Medicine Scholars/MS in Neuromusculoskeletal Sciences
Designed to prepare medical students to pursue careers in academic medicine including medical education, research and clinical practice. Five-year program allows students to receive DO and MS degrees concurrently. An academic scholarship is awarded for the last three years of the program.

DO/PhD is under development.

For more information on NYITCOM dual degree offerings, visit

Preparatory Programs

None offered

Special Programs

Global Health
Certificate in Global Health immerses students in a challenging interdisciplinary curriculum and provides the opportunity 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 an exciting role in the field of public health anywhere in the world.

Émigré Physicians Program
Émigré Physicians Program (EPP) is only offered at NYITCOM Old Westbury campus.This unique program provides an opportunity for foreign born MD trained physicians to re-train as Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine. Highly selective: limited to 35 seats.

NYITCOM Educational Consortium (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.

Application Information

  • Primary application service: AACOMAS
  • Earliest application submission date: Opening Date of AACOMAS (5/4/2017)
  • Primary application deadline: 2/1/2018
  • Supplemental application deadline: 2/16/2018
  • Submission timing for best consideration: For best consideration, applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least four weeks prior to the deadline.  

Admissions Process

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 Old Westbury, NY or Jonesboro, AR.

First-year class matriculant's 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, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, creed or religion.

International students (non-U.S. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No


  • Oldest MCAT considered: Three years from the date the AACOMAS application is submitted
  • Accept September 2017 MCAT scores: Yes
  • Accept January 2018 MCAT scores: Yes, but not for first attempt. Note: MCAT scores must be submitted in sufficient time to schedule an interview.

Accepted Sources for Letters of Recommendation

  • AACOMAS  (preferred method)
  • Virtual Evals (phasing out - last cycle)
  • Interfolio (phasing out - last cycle)

Interview Format

The interview day activities include: information session with Admissions, Financial Aid, and Faculty. Lunch and campus tour with Student Ambassadors. Interview with faculty and/or Alumni.

Supplemental Application

  • Supplemental application required? Yes
  • Earliest supplemental application submission date: 5/4/2017
  • Supplemental application deadline: 2/16/2018
  • Supplemental application requirements:
    Supplemental application; a pre-health committee letter; or letters of recommendation from three faculty professors (two must be science faculty); letter of recommendation from a DO or MD are strongly recommended. Letters from long-term work, research and clinical experiences are valuable. No more than 6 letters will be accepted.
  • Fee waiver available: Yes
  • Waiver conditions: 
    AACOMAS waiver
  • Supplemental application sent to the following prospective students:
    All applicants
  • Supplemental application fee: $80, non-refundable

Premedical Coursework

Science Courses


  • Biology/Zoology, 8 semester hours with lab
  • Organic Chemistry I, 4 semester hours with lab
  • Organic Chemistry II, 4 semester hours with lab
    Biochemistry, 4 semester hours with lab, may be substituted for Organic Chemistry II
  • Inorganic Chemistry, 8 semester hours with lab
  • Physics, 8 semester hours with lab


  • Biochemistry, 4 semester hours
  • Genetics, 4 semester hours

Non-Science Courses


  • College English, 6 semester hours


  • Behavioral Sciences, 6 semester hours
  • Math/Statistics, 3 semester hours


Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents, including a deposit, according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule:
  • Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14
  • Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days
  • Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days
  • Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit
  • Earliest acceptance date: September 2017
  • Latest acceptance date: Until class is filled
  • Deferred entrance requests considered: Yes
  • Orientation / start date for first-year students: 8/1/2018

Early Decision Program

  • Early Decision Program (EDP) offered: No     

First-Year Class Matriculants

Self-Reported Race/Ethnicity 

Matriculants from the 2015-2016 application cycle.

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
  • Asian: 29.22%
  • Black or African-American: 2.02%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 3.78%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
  • White: 52.39%
  • Multiple Races: 3.02%
  • Undisclosed: 9.57%

Majors of First-Year Class Matriculants

  • Science majors: 77%
  • Non-Science majors: 23%
  • Graduate degree(s): 9%

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

  • 2016-17 annual resident tuition: $55,890
  • 2016-17 annual non-resident tuition: $55,890
  • 2016-17 annual resident fees: $1,348
  • 2016-17 annual non-resident fees: $1,348
  • 2016-17 annual health insurance fee: $5,357, can be waived
  • Fees include:
    • Lab
    • Computer
    • Student Activities
    • Technology (not computer)
    • Health Service
  • Estimated annual room, board, books and living costs: $26,506
  • Average 2016 graduate indebtedness: $226,000


  • Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $1,500, non-refundable
  • Additional deposit amount: $0
  • Deposit applied to tuition: Yes

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Website
  • Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 80%
  • Scholarships: Yes
  • Average scholarship/grant: $2,351

The 2017-2018 application cycle closes April 2, 2018.

The 2018-2019 application cycle opens the first week of May 2018. See the 2018-2019 College Information Book for corresponding content.