Osteopathic Medical Education

South Nassau Communities Hospital

Osteopathic Medical Education


The Family Medicine Residency Program at South Nassau Communities Hospital is fully accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Dual accreditation allows osteopathic residents to obtain board certification by both the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the AOA. Osteopathic and allopathic residents work together as a team throughout the three-year academic program.

At South Nassau, osteopathic principles and practice are emphasized throughout your training. Our goal is for you to build upon your osteopathic training from medical school, and actively teach you the practical application of osteopathic manipulative treatment in the clinical setting. Osteopathic residents will have dedicated OMM teaching clinic sessions where they can perfect their manual skills. Inpatient OMM rounds demonstrate how OMT can be used to address the special needs of hospitalized patients. OMM lectures will help reinforce your previous knowledge as well as present new techniques. In short, OMM will be taught in manner that promotes not only competence, but confidence as well.

Allopathic residents also benefit by our faculty’s expertise in diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disorders, and are welcome to participate in all osteopathic teaching activities.

Rotations at South Nassau for Osteopathic Students

South Nassau Communities Hospital offers several core and elective rotations for 3rd and 4th year osteopathic medical students. As a clinical campus of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, you will have an excellent academic experience. Our rotations routinely receive praise from NYCOM students for their comprehensive clinical experiences, committed faculty attendings, strong didactic programs, and procedural opportunities. For more information, give us a call or email.

I invite you to learn more about our comprehensive programs at South Nassau.


Thomas G. Zimmerman, D.O.

Director, Osteopathic Medical Education
Program Director, Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency
South Nassau Communities Hospital

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine


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