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Teaming with hospitals and clinics to educate osteopathic physicians in Northeast Arkansas will improve primary healthcare access for a critically underserved region of the country.

  With this new medical school, NYIT hopes to share its distinguished record of producing family physicians and internists with a part of the country that has a recognized health need and primary care physician shortage.

-- Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O.
NYIT Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs

A feasibility study shows the addition of the medical school at A-State will have an initial $70 million annual economic impact on Northeast Arkansas and grow to $88 million annually.




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Dr. Tim Hudson

Dr. Tim Hudson explains why A-State decided to partner with Tripp Umbach for a feasibility study and how the proposed NYIT DO School at Arkansas State will benefit the community.

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Arkansas State University hosted a summit on the subject of Graduate Medical Education on Oct. 16, 2014.

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Feasibility Study: Key Findings

Project Timeline

NYIT's D.O. school at Arkansas State would be transformative for Arkansas and the entire Mid-South region.

June 4, 2013
Chancellor Tim Hudson announces intention to explore a public-private partnership to establish an osteopathic medical school at Arkansas State.
August 27, 2013
The Delta Regional Authority invests $25,000 towards preliminary work on osteopathic medical school at A-State, noting the potential impact to the seven-state Delta region.
Aug. 30, 2013
Nationally renowned medical consulting company, Tripp Umbach, is selected to perform an initial feasibility study for a D.O. school in eastern Arkansas.
Nov. 21, 2013
Arkansas State signs a non-binding agreement to explore a partnership with the New York Institute of Technology.
Feb. 4, 2014
The Tripp Umbach feasibility study confirms the need for a college of osteopathic medicine at Arkansas State, specifically noting a distinct need for physicians in the Delta region.
Feb. 28, 2014
The ASU System Board of Trustees approves plan to partner with the New York Institute of Technology.
March 14, 2014
The New York Institute of Technology board approves the collaboration to open an additional site in Jonesboro at Arkansas State.
July 25, 2014
The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board grants the New York Institute of Technology certification for an additional osteopathic medical school site on the campus of Arkansas State University.

September 6, 2014
Representatives of NYIT made their initial presentation to the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) in support of their application to establish an additional site in Jonesboro.

October 16, 2014
Arkansas State University hosts a summit on the subject of Graduate Medical Education.

Update Information

Arkansas State and New York Institute of Technology are completing the final stages of their applications and plans for the national accreditation of the new, additional location of New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Jonesboro. Please check back often for updates on when recruiting and admissions will begin. To keep up with developments other than recruiting and admissions, please sign up for our program email updates.

New York Institute of Technology

NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine operates the second-largest D.O. school in the country and has a distinguished record of producing family physicians and internists.

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