Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program
We take a patient-centered and scientific approach to health and disease.
Community Focuses Medical Education
Compassionate care is a cornerstone of the TouroCOM philosophy and all of our students are part of their local communities, whether in Harlem or Middletown. While on campus for your pre-clinical education you will engage in community service. Located in both rural and urban areas, many of our clinical affiliates focus on treating the medically underserved.
Our students spend the first two years becoming deeply immersed in the basic sciences. You’ll learn that all factors—biological, psychological, and environmental—must be taken into account when diagnosing and treating patients. We use the latest educational technology available to give students the chance to start problem-solving and thinking like a doctor. And our faculty track your progress and can step in to help whenever needed.
During the 3rd and 4th year, you’ll train at one of our hospital affiliates to begin putting your skills to practice in areas such as emergency medicine, family and internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, anesthesiology, and radiology. We also offer a wide range of electives, including international study, so you can further explore your specific interests. You will treat diverse patient populations while cultivating your own interests and developing a well-rounded clinical skillset. Our outcomes and match results reflect this range and the diverse interests and talents of our graduates.
We have partnered with outstanding hospitals and facilities throughout the New York metro area and beyond to provide a highly structured clinical training program designed to prepare students for careers in medicine.
DO students match to complete clinical rotations during their third and fourth years.
Third year core rotations include:
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fourth year core rotations include:
- Internal Medicine Sub-internship
- Ambulatory Medicine
Director of Clinical Education
230 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (646) 981-4559
Fax: (646) 745-8704
Sarah Stoltz Kessler
Director of Clinical Education
60 Prospect Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940
Phone: (845) 648-1211
Fax: (845) 648-1019
The TouroCOM Programmatic Level Educational Objectives are based upon the AACOM Osteopathic Core Competencies for Medical Students and the TouroCOM Mission. They are statements of the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes that TouroCOM students are expected to exhibit as evidence of their readiness for graduate medical education prior to successful completion of the program.
- Students will demonstrate and apply knowledge of accepted standards in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT). The educational goal is to train a skilled and competent graduate medical education (GME) candidate who remains dedicated to life-long learning and to practice habits in osteopathic philosophy and manipulative medicine.
- Students will demonstrate the knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological, public health, and behavioral sciences and their application to high-quality osteopathic patient care necessary for successful transition to GME.
- Students will develop the skills to access, interpret, and critique research that communicates new developments in medicine, and appreciate the role of life-long learning in delivering the best care to one's patients.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to provide patient care that incorporates the osteopathic philosophy, patient empathy, awareness of behavioral issues, the incorporation of preventive medicine, and health promotion that recognizes the unique health care needs of underserved communities.
- Students will exhibit interpersonal and communication skills necessary to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of health care teams. Students will appreciate the roles and responsibilities of all members of the health care team.
- Students will uphold the Osteopathic Oath in the conduct of their professional activities that promote advocacy of patient welfare, adherence to ethical principles, collaboration with health professionals, life-long learning, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population. Students should be cognizant of their own physical and mental health in order to care effectively for patients.
- Students will develop the skills to critically evaluate methods of clinical practice and integrate evidence-based medicine into patient care. Students will show an understanding of research methodology and the role of research in the practice of medicine and improving patient care practices.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of health care delivery systems and the resources available to provide safe, effective, patient-centered osteopathic medical care.