Department of Medical Education

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new worlds, but in seeing the world with new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

Welcome from the Chair


In 2013, Dean Wolfgang Gilliar called for a new academic initiative that would provide a college-wide source for research into the way medicine is taught and learned at NYITCOM. The plan was to recruit faculty who had demonstrated capabilities in medical scholarship and also an awareness of the tremendous transformations that are altering the way professionals practice medicine in the twenty-first century.

The Department of Medical Education is an academic unit in NYITCOM with a mission related to education, scholarship, and improving programs within the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Our faculty comes from a wide range of academic departments and specialties including:

John Kappenberg, EdD
  • Biomedical Sciences 
  • Biochemistry    
  • Genetics   
  • Education 
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology and Cell Biology
  • Psychology
  • Pathology  
  • Pharmacology
  • Surgery
  • Virtual Medicine





Department of Medical Education
College of Osteopathic Medicine
P.O. Box 8000,
Old Westbury, NY 11568
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