Curriculum- Biological Sciences & Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, B.S./D.O.

At Old Westbury for the B.S. in Biological Sciences, students must complete the following:

  • General Education requirements
  • all the requirements for the major in biology, except two electives
  • 60 credits of liberal arts courses

Typical three-year undergraduate program at Old Westbury

For 112 credits (credits shown in parentheses):

Semester 1

  • EL1000 English Composition I (4)
  • FY1000 First Year Seminar (4)
  • MA2090 Precalculus (4)
  • CP2120-2121 Principles of Chemistry I (4)

Semester 2

  • EL22xx English Composition II (4)
  • MA2310 Calculus I (4)
  • CE2000 Community Engagement (2)
  • CP 2130-2131 Principles of Chemistry II (4)
  • Gen Ed “linked course” (4)

Summer Session II (end of 1st year)

  • CP3300-3302 Organic Chemistry I (5)

Summer Session III (end of 1st year)

  • CP3310-3312 Organic Chemistry II (5)

Semester 3

  • CP2220-2221 Physics I (4)
  • BS2400-2401 Basic Biological Sciences I (4)
  • Gen Ed course (4)
  • PY2010 Introduction to Psychology (4)

Semester 4

  • CP4490 Biochemistry for Life Sciences (3)
  • CP2230-2231 Physics II (4)
  • SY1500 Intro to Sociology (4)
  • BS2410-2411 Basic Biological Sciences II (4)
  • General Elective (1)

Semester 5

  • Biology Elective for Major (4)
  • Biology Elective for Major (4)
  • BS5410 Seminar I in Biology (2)
  • Gen Ed course (4)
  • Gen Ed course (4)

Semester 6

  • Biology Elective for Major (4)
  • Biology Elective for Major (4)
  • BS5420 Seminar II in Biology (2)
  • Gen Ed course (4)
  • General Elective (4)

The typical 4-year segment of instruction at NYITCOM

Students move to NYITCOM for the D.O. courses to be taken in years four through seven of the program. Credits shown in parentheses:

Year 1

  • LDB 501 Fundamentals of Osteopathic Medicine (7.5)
  • LDB 502 Hematological/Immunological System (7.0)
  • LDB 503 Integumentary System (4.5)
  • LDB 504 Neurological System (15.0)
  • LDB 505 Musculoskeletal System (4.5)
  • BLS 501 Basic Life Support (0.5)

Year 2

  • LDB 601 Cardiovascular System (8.0)
  • LDB 602 Respiratory System (5.0)
  • LDB 603 Gastrointestinal System (7.5)
  • LDB 604 Genitourinary System (6.0)
  • LDB 605 Reproductive System (5.0)
  • LDB 606 Endocrine System (5.0)
  • SEM 601 Child Abuse Seminar (0.5)
  • SEM 603 Infection Control Seminar (0.5)
  • ACLS 601 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (1.0)
  • SEM 603 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Seminar (HIPPA) (0.5)

Year 3

The third year NYITCOM student physician is expected to complete a set of mandatory clinical workshops:

  • Family Medicine – 6 weeks
  • Medicine – 12 weeks
  • Ob/Gyn – 6 weeks
  • Pediatrics – 6 weeks
  • Psychiatry – 6 weeks
  • Surgery – 12 weeks

Year 4

Fourth year student physicians at NYITCOM complete a set of clinical clerkships including:

  • 2 Sub-Internships for 4 weeks each in Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, ObGyn, Psychiatry or Family Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine for 4 weeks
  • Radiology for 4 weeks
  • A Preceptorship with a Board certified DO who has completed an Osteopathic Internship or Ambulatory Medicine in a NYITCOM approved clinical site in General Medicine, Pediatrics or Family Practice
  • 2 electives of 4 weeks each at a NYITCOM approved clinical site in Medicine/Pediatrics and Surgery/ObGyn
  • 3 electives of 4 weeks each at any NYITCOM approved site in any NYITCOM approved discipline