Osteopathic Residency Programs


NuHealth’s Osteopathic Medicine program offers all the elements of a high-quality training program, which include a large volume of cases, wide scope and significant “hands on” experience. Residents are taught a comprehensive array of osteopathic approaches to plan and deliver patient-appropriate treatments. Each resident will have ample opportunity to develop clinical skills through direct patient care. Our faculty training is committed to research, applying all current methods of medical care, and providing a diverse, enriching experience. Our residents become competent, confident lifelong learners who can provide quality comprehensive medical care for the whole person.


The ACGME has issued a proposed change to the common program requirements, which may go into effect on July 1, 2016. The proposed language is:

All prerequisite post-graduate clinical education required for entry into ACGME-accredited residency programs must be completed in ACGME-accredited residency programs, ACGME International-accredited residency programs, or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited residency programs located in Canada.

All applicants should think carefully about this requirement and its effect on prerequisite training, and your future training plans.

NuHealth has the following AOA Programs:

  • Traditional Rotating Internship
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Family Practice

We hope you choose to become part of our team.

Martin Diamond, DO, FACOFP
Director of Medical Education

Dr. Peter Guiney
Chair and Program Director

Program Description

Traditional Rotating Internship
For many years, NuHealth has offered a traditional rotating internship, which is extremely sought after and competitive. The rotating internship is currently approved for 21 positions, which are fully funded. This internship fulfills the requirements for a preliminary year for residencies in PM&R, radiology, dermatology, anesthesia, etc. The rotating internship can serve as a “springboard” to many other residency programs. The psychiatry residency is now dually accredited, and graduates are eligible for the allopathic and osteopathic Boards. The Internal Medicine Residency meets the criteria for the osteopathic internal medicine college and, therefore, graduates of the NuHealth Internal Medicine Program are eligible to take the ABOIM Board Examination. Since the program is dually accredited, they can take ABIM Boards. This provides DO graduates of the program maximum flexibility when it comes to employment opportunities and academic appointments later in their careers. The NuHealth Internal Medicine Residency recently completed an AOA inspection, and was granted full four-year accreditation.

Curriculum Overview
The NuHealth program provides excellent academic training, since NuHealth has well-regarded residency programs, such as PM&R, Internal Medicine, and Psychiatry, which are “Dual accredited.” Radiology, General Surgery and Plastic Surgery are ACGME-accredited. An osteopathic Family Practice Residency Program will begin this coming year, as will an osteopathic hematology/oncology fellowship.

Compared with most rotating internships, the NuHealth internship provides maximum flexibility with regard to electives and out-rotations.

The first-year resident, supervised by appropriate specialists, is responsible for managing the patients admitted to the teaching services. Outpatient clinics in several of these disciplines complement inpatient care, providing a well-rounded experience. Faculty supervises the medical service team, which includes residents from all three years. Faculty supervises residents on obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and surgery rotations. First-year residents spend one-half to two days per week in Ambulatory Care.

Second- and third-year residents spend increasing amounts of time in Ambulatory Care. Emphasis is placed on strengthening the skills required to manage patients in an office setting. A variety of elective experiences are available to pursue areas of special interest during the last two years.

Psychiatry Residency Program
Nassau University Medical Center has operated a prestigious psychiatry residency training program for over fifty years. Since 2009, this program has been a combined program with ACGME and AOA support. Upon completion of their residency training at NUMC, graduates of osteopathic medical colleges are eligible to take the board certification exams of both the AOBPN and ABPN, and be dually certified by both boards. All residents in the program rotate through the various on-site units, including emergency room, adult inpatient, child and adolescent inpatient, co-ed forensic, substance-abuse detoxification, substance-abuse rehabilitation, psychosomatic and outpatient. In this busy safety-net hospital, residents learn to treat the full range of psychiatric illnesses under the supervision of a dedicated and accomplished faculty.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program
The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency is dually accredited by the AOA and the ACGME. Residents receive broad exposure to all areas of PM&R, with strong emphasis on outpatient musculoskeletal medicine. Residents have ample opportunity to develop and refine their manipulative medicine skills in the back-pain clinic. There is extensive exposure to procedures, including electrodiagnostic testing, injections (including ultrasound-guided), Botox, and Baclofen pumps. Didactic lectures are reinforced by close support and supervision by the attending physicians.

Internal Medicine Residency Program
The Internal Medicine Residency meets the American Osteopathic Association criteria for board certification. Graduates also meet the criteria for the Allopathic board certification. This provides DO graduates of the program maximum flexibility when it comes to employment opportunities and academic appointments later in their careers. The NuHealth Internal Medicine Residency recently completed an AOA inspection, and was granted full four-year accreditation. The residents rotate through the various disciplines of internal medicine, including critical care rotations, ambulatory clinics, general medical wards and the emergency room.


More information on NUMC Faculty is available at the NUMC website.

Martin Diamond, DO, FACOFP
Interim Director of Medical Education


Contact Us

For more information, please contact us at
Phone: (516) 572-0159
Fax: (516) 572-0155