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Welcome to the New State York Osteopathic Medical Society's website.  On this site you will find information for the general public about Osteopathic Medicine, resources for our members and students, and links to health, government and state sites.


The New York State Osteopathic Medical Society is the only professional society in the state that represents the interests of osteopathic physicians.  The organization continues to change and offer advanced membership services.  We are your voice in Albany, recent activities include:

Current News

Suffolk County Dept of Health Services has confirmed measles in an infant who arrived from oversea. NEW
[1/27/2017] - Anyone who is not fully immune and was in the Good Samaritan Hospital ER between the hours of 5:57 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on January 19, 2017 and at HRHCare Martin Luther King Jr Health Center between the hours of 9:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. on January 25, 2017 is considered exposed to measles. Health care providers should increase their index of suspicion for measles in clinically compatible cases.  Suffolk County Health Services should be notified of any suspect case immediately at (631) 854-0333. link

[1/9/2017] - NYSOMS' first Newsletter of 2017 can be accessed at the link below: more

Change in DEA Renewal Notification Starting January 1, 2017
[12/19/2016] - Effective January 1, 2017, the DEA is eliminating the informal grace period which the agency has previously allowed for registrants to renew their registrations. more

[12/15/2016] - JOB SUMMARY
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Harlem, New York, is looking to hire a full- time physician (DO or MD) as Director of ECE & Medical Simulation,reporting to the Chairman of the Department of Primary Care. more

New York's Presence Felt at AOA House of Delegates
[7/29/2016] - Last weekend (July 22-24), the AOA House of Delegates met in Chicago to create important AOA policies, and New York was well represented!

As the state with the fourth largest DO population, New York had a 25-member delegation, which included the SGA presidents from both NYITCOM and TouroCOM-NY. In addition, five delegation members sat on AOA reference committees, which are responsible for studying submitted resolutions and recommending whether the House should pass them or not. This year's resolutions covered a number of diverse topics, such as physician burnout, collective bargaining and concussion treatment. Heres a rundown, taken from The DO Magazine, of some of the most notable resolutions passed: more

Save OMT: Proposed Rules Target DOs
[7/29/2016] - A proposed local coverage determination policy for 10 states (including New York) would create barriers for DOs to correctly bill Medicare when they provide OMT, severely threatening patient access to a cornerstone of osteopathic medicine, according to the American Osteopathic Association's public policy team.

The AOA has launched an advocacy campaign to help DOs submit comments and patient stories supporting OMT as a frontline, non-pharmaceutical treatment for pain. AOAs strategy targets the policys fundamental misunderstanding of how DOs practice medicine and use OMT to diagnose and treat illness and injury.

Visit www.saveomt.org to send CMS a personalized comment letter that communicates the value OMT provides in diagnosing and treating your patients. Osteopathic medical students and patients are also encouraged to visit the site to learn more and voice opposition to policies that restrict access to OMT. more

[6/17/2016] - NYSOMS' continual advocacy for Step Therapy legislation has paid off!  A.2834D/S.3419C, which creates a clear appeals process for doctors who feel that fail first isn't helping their patients, successfully passed both the Senate (6/12) and the Assembly, as of June 16.  The bill now heads to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature. more

Gov. Cuomo Proclaims April 17-24 Osteopathic Medicine Week in NY State
[4/19/2016] - April 17-23, 2016, has been declared Osteopathic Medicine Week in New York State by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.  He joins the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society (NYSOMS) in its efforts to increase public awareness of osteopathic medicine and the critical role that osteopathic physicians (DOs) play in New York's healthcare system.  To read the full press release, click on the link below: more

[4/1/2016] - NYSOMS held its annual meeting and elections on April 1, during ROC-NY. Welcome to our new officers and board of directors for 2016:
Executive Officers
President--Patricia C. Hunt, DO, MHA, CHCQI
Past President--Steven I. Sherman, DO, MS
Vice President--Sherman Dunn, DO
Treasurer--Sonia Rivera-Martinez, DO, FACOFP
Secretary--Lawrence L. Northorn, DO

NYSOMS joins MSSNY in Powerful Day of Advocacy
[3/15/2016] - On March 8, NYSOMS joined the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) in Albany for a combined DO Day/MSSNY Lobby Day that drew 70 osteopathic medical students from all three New York State campuses.

Led by  President Steven Sherman, DO, NYSOMS' student participants accounted for close to a quarter of all attendees. Student feedback was overwhelmingly positive: more

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Calendar of Events (Summary)

Monday: ROC-NY 2017 Early Registration Ends


Monday: Deadline Exhibit Hall ROC - NY 2017 Reservation

Wednesday: DO DAY 2017 in Albany

Friday: Deadline for Nominations to NYSOMS Nomination Committee

Thursday: -04/9/2017 Sunday

Friday: NYSOMS Annual Business Meeting @ 12:15 PM

Friday: 2017 NYSOMS Intern/Resident/Fellows Scientific Poster Competitions

Friday: 2017 NYSOMS Student Experimental Research Poster Competition

Friday: NYSOMS Presidents Award Reception & NYITCOM Alumni Reception

> Complete Event Information

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