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Studying the Effects of Pulmonary Diseases on Minority Communities

Meghan Beard Spent Her Summer at Northwell Health’s Research Facility

August 08, 2017

“I feel like I’m fulfilling part of TouroCOM’s mission of helping people in underserved communities,” said Beard, who added that the research is a nice change from the intense studying required of first-year DO students. “It’s great to interact with patients after spending a year looking at books.”

Beard says that choosing the medical field was an easy decision for her. Both her parents are occupational therapists.

“I grew up following them around nursing homes,” laughed Beard. “Healthcare always interested me and I feel that becoming a doctor allows me to learn the most I can.”