Transitional Year

About the Program

Image: InternshipThe Transitional Year (TY) program is incorporated into a unique collaborative program entitled the Residency Program in Social Medicine (RPSM).  The collaborative nature of the program is to emphasize osteopathic primary care including its cornerstone of disease prevention, osteopathic manipulative treatment, and biopsychosocial modalities.

An osteopathic approach to diagnosis and management is emphasized throughout the internship.  Interns are taught to view the body in a holistic manner -- that the body is a unit in which structure and function are mutually related.  The dependence on the body’s self-regulatory and self-healing abilities on unimpeded flow of blood, lymphatic fluid, and nerve impulses are demonstrated.

Osteopathic manipulative treatment is promoted, supervised and evaluated in both outpatient and in-patient settings.  Disease prevention is the cornerstone of osteopathic profession and is given major emphasis throughout the curriculum. The program is based on the biopsychosocial training components including:

  • In-hospital Experience
  • Ambulatory Care Experience
  • Broad Curriculum: Community health care; Behavioral and social sciences; and Medical ethics
  • Leadership Training

Program Director - Contact

Louis Spiegel, MD
(631) 726-0409, x125

Program Coordinator - Contact