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.
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.
The inaugural class of 34 students graduated on June 11, 1981. 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. 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).
- NYIT-COM OW campus is located on a 1050-acre suburban campus in Old Westbury, New York.
- NYIT-COM JB campus is located on Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro, AR
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine also has a seven-year combined B.S./D.O. program for qualifying high school students throughNYIT as well as SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Geneseo, and SUNY Old Westbury.
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. For the Fall of 2015 there were 6,515 first-time, first year applicants: 427 were admitted (6%).
The college is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA)