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New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) is an osteopathic medical institution located in Old Westbury, Long Island, NY. Established in 1977, NYCOM is a fully accredited medical institution that boasts a long list of rotational sites for its medical students. The mission statement of the university states that New York College of Osteopathic Medicine is committed to training osteopathic physicians for a lifetime of medical practice and learning based on established science and critical thinking, integrating osteopathic philosophy, principles and practice. The college is committed to fostering careers in primary care and a scholarly pursuit of new knowledge concerning human health and disease. The focus is on the health care problems of the inner city and rural communities. NYCOM provides a firm educational foundation as part of a continuum of learning, including postdoctoral education. This foundation will provide the osteopathic physician with the means to be a competent and compassionate member of the osteopathic medical profession, and to contribute to society and to the profession by the application of new knowledge, as well as through practice, teaching and administration.Notable Alumni:Richard Jadick, D.O. - Naval surgeon credited for saving the lives of 30 marines and sailors during the Second Battle of Fallujah, earning him the Bronze Star
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