Welcome: NYITCOM Alumni

Welcome: NYITCOM Alumni

Dear Alumna, Dear Alumnus!


We are truly connected--in ever-growing ways, from the old and proven “word of mouth” news-giving to the latest social media initiative. We know that nothing we do in medicine stands in isolation. We know and practice “connectedness” every day, be it in our practice with each patient or when thinking of issues that affect medical care and society in general.

In my role as dean of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, I want to connect with YOU, and I see one of my key roles as serving as a true CONNECTOR. "Connecting,” with its roots in Latin—com (together) plus nectere (to bind, to join)—means exactly that: to bind or join together. The term nexus embodies this connection altogether, forming a bond, a link that serves as means of communication.

We at NYITCOM continue to find new ways to reach out and connect with our alumni: regular communications, events, and programming. We want to lead with INNOVATION and through a thoughtful infusion of osteopathic thinking and practice. As our school motto (by Will Perillo, Class of 2016) states, we want to develop the “hands, minds, and hearts of tomorrow’s physicians.” It was the NYITCOM Alumni Board—you and your peers— who selected the winning entry out of five finalist submissions.

We cannot move forward alone; nothing happens in a vacuum. We need your support and yes, through rekindling old and making new connections, we all know that we can create a “whole” that is bigger than the sum of its parts. Indeed, many of us believe the osteopathic physician is quickly becoming the physician of the future.

Stay tuned and let us know what we can do to connect and be connected.

Let me conclude by saying: Connections count. It’s in our hands to do so.


Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., FAAPMR