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Pre-Health Advising Guide

Pre-Doctor of Optometry/Pre-Doctor of Osteopathic

NEW! SUNY New Paltz/TouroCOM 7 year B.A./D.O. Program with TOURO College of Osteopathic Medicine

SUNY New Paltz has partnered with the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), Middletown, N.Y., campus to accommodate students in the School of Science & Engineering who wish to pursue medical degrees, and help meet the regional need for skilled practitioners in the Hudson Valley. Through this partnership, New Paltz students can apply to a highly competitive, seven-year B.A./D.O. program that puts them on a pathway to a dual degree and a rewarding career in medicine. First-year students who meet special, pre-matriculation academic and admission requirements will be able to begin studying at New Paltz, in pre-medical disciplines including biology and chemistry. Students who sustain a 3.50 grade point average and a prescribed score on the MCAT exam after three years at New Paltz will be eligible for seamless admission to TouroCOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program. Students enter TouroCOM at the Middletown campus as a first-year medical school student, and complete their bachelor’s degree while beginning graduate study. They will qualify to earn their bachelor’s degree (conferred by SUNY New Paltz) after year four in the program. Lastly, students will continue their education at TouroCOM for three more years, and complete their Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in a total of seven years, all without leaving the Hudson Valley. Contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

 

Cooperative 3 + 4 year B.S./D.O Program with New York Institute of Technology, College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYIT-COM)

The New York Institute of Technology, College of Osteopathic Medicine/SUNY New Paltz seven year medical program is a dual degree program. Students are admitted as freshmen only and spend their first three years at New Paltz completing requirements for a major (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, or Physics) as well as general education requirements. Pre-DO students are are participants in the Pre-DO Freshman Interest Group (FIG). Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.50 and receive an MCAT score equal to that of the entering class at NYIT-COM the year they start the program at New Paltz. At the end of the three years they enter NYIT-COM as a first year medical school student. After their first year in medical school, they will receive credit for two semesters of science electives and are then awarded the B.S. degree in their major from SUNY-NP. Upon the successful completion of their four years of medical school, they then receive the D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) degree from NYIT-COM. This is a rigorous dual degree program and requires hard work, dedication, and determination. Check out out NYIT-COM-New Paltz link for more specific information about requirements and course programs. Application to this program is handled at the time of initial application to SUNY New Paltz. Contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

Cooperative 3 + 4 year B.S./O.D. Program with SUNY College of Optometry

The SUNY New Paltz Seven Year Doctor of Optometry medical program is a dual degree program. Students are admitted as freshmen and spend their first three years at New Paltz completing requirements for a Biology major. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA, pass the OAT (standardized admissions exam) and complete General Psychology and Statistics before they enter their first year of optometry school. Like the NYIT-COM-SUNY NP seven year program, this is a rigorous dual degree program and requires hard work, dedication, and determination. Application to this program is handled at the time of initial application to SUNY New Paltz. Contact the Office of Admissions for more information.