TouroCOM Student Wins Scholarship

August 27, 2015

David Goldgrab, a fourth-year medical student at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, has been awarded the 2015 Wellsford and Mildred Clark Memorial Scholarship.

The annual scholarship recognizes outstanding students entering their fourth year of medical school who demonstrate academic excellence and community service. The award is open to eligible applicants who have been residents of Connecticut for at least five years and who are currently attending a not-for-profit medical school accredited by the AMA and/or the World Health Organization. Winners are selected by the Waterbury Medical Association.

Middletown Fetes Touro’s Incoming Class

August 25, 2015

Mayor DeStefano, friends, and supporters of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine welcomed the 2019 class with a robust buffet picnic at the Paramount Theatre on Aug. 19. The mayor mingled with students at the event. “They are a tremendous addition to the community, and it’s a celebration of Touro,” he said.

DO Diana? Done.

August 19, 2015

It was when she shadowed a pediatrician treating an infant with breathing issues that she knew.

Diana Rivers’ interest in being a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) – a professional doctoral degree for physicians and surgeons – was cemented in those moments.

The third-year student at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem has won the 2015 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Scholarship, which is awarded by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).The scholarship, which derives its name from former AACOM Executive Director Sherry R. Arnstein, honors minority DO students.

Touro College Welcomes Class of 2019

August 18, 2015

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine has presented their 2019 class with their white coats. The 135 new students accepted the distinction Sunday afternoon at the annual White Coat Ceremony at the Middletown campus. This is the second White Coat Ceremony since Touro established a campus in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Summer anatomy seminar offers sneak preview of medical school life

August 18, 2015

Some incoming medical students don’t learn enough anatomy before starting school. This four-week crash course seeks to fill the gaps.

Medical terminology can seem like another language to first-year medical students when they begin their studies. A four-week summer course at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York (TouroCOM-Harlem) seeks to help students begin “speaking” anatomy before medical school.

Sushama Rich, MD, chair of the department of anatomy, started the Summer Anatomy Seminar in 2011 to provide students from TouroCOM-Harlem and other medical schools a sneak preview of a fundamental part of the curriculum they will be learning for credit in the fall. Enrollment in the seminar has grown from 30 to 80 students.

New Touro Students Mark Start of Medical Studies at White Coat Ceremony

August 16, 2015

Students mark the beginning of their medical studies by donning their student physician's white coat during the TouroCOM Middletown White Coat Ceremony this Sunday for the Class of 2019.

Students give up summer vacation to get head start on anatomy

August 13, 2015

While most medical students take the summer off to work, travel or just recuperate, there were still more than a few students left at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem.

A four-week anatomy course offered at TouroCOM drew medical students from Touro and other medical schools, and allowed them a sneak preview of a fundamental part of the curriculum they will be learning for credit in the fall, human anatomy.

Middletown/Town of Wallkill Medical Education Hotbed

August 13, 2015

Back-to-school time is three weeks away for mid-Hudson colleges and school districts, but medical students – both at Touro College in Middletown and at Orange Regional Medical Center a few miles away – have been hitting the books, labs and exam rooms this summer.

TouroCOM Middletown Medical Students Participate in Preparedness Drill

August 12, 2015

Students at the Middletown campus of Touro College for Osteopathic Medicine participated with the Orange County Health Department in a “Points of Dispensing” public health preparedness exercise on Monday. 

MCHC Sponsors Health Fair at Thrall Park

August 09, 2015

The Middletown Community Health Center hosted a health fair at Thrall Park on August 8 under a clear sky and soothing music. Vendors were available to inform and entertain fairgoers.

Heidi Williams was there to ensure that people were aware of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. She said a walk in Montgomery on October 3 was their biggest fundraiser for a cure.

Just what the patient ordered

August 08, 2015

It was Saturday in the park with a mission – promoting preventive health care and lifestyle changes, to head off major health problems and keep folks out of emergency rooms.

Talk about access to information. Saturday, at Thrall Park, within easy walking distance of downtown Middletown, MCHC’s third annual Health Fair featured about 40 exhibitors, offering information about a huge body of health issues – from coping with Alzheimer’s disease and cancer, to nutrition, maternal and infant services and dental health. About 300 people turned out during the four-hour event, Boyle said.

One of the most popular exhibits was the health screenings tent run by a corps of second-year medical students from the Middletown branch of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, which just started its second year at the former Horton Hospital. About 150 people stopped in for free blood pressure and respiratory screenings, and the medical students got to get some early clinical experience. It was a perfect match, Boyle said.

Middletown Kicks Off Run4Downtown

August 07, 2015

Middletown’s 10th Run4Downtown got its official kick off at Franklin Square on August 7. The race will be on August 15 beginning at 8:45 am for walkers and 9:00 am for runners. “The Run4Downtown is like Middletown—It’s all-inclusive. It’s young, its old, it’s all ethnicities,” said Dave Madden, owner of Something Sweet.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine will have a presence in several ways. Students and their family members will participate in the run or walk. Touro CEO and Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Jerry Cammarata said the college will have a tent to administer osteopathic manipulation services to runners after the race.

Touro holds successful fundraiser for minority scholarships

August 06, 2015

Nearly $66,000 was raised by the Harlem community to fund scholarships for underrepresented minorities to attend Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine at the school’s second official “parlor” meeting, hosted recently by attorneys John Lynch and Sylvia Khatcherian at their home on West 116th Street in Harlem.

Middletown's Touro College announces support for local marijuana company

July 27, 2015

Touro College on Monday announced support for a proposed medical marijuana company that would operate in New Windsor.

Touro would provide CanniCare of Airmont in Rockland County with research capabilities regarding medicinal marijuana, Alan Kadish, president of the Touro College System, said in a statement.

“There is still a great deal of research to be conducted on the medical application of cannabis, and we are excited by the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way,” Kadish said.

Different kind of brilliance: Med schools seeking nontraditional candidates

July 09, 2015

The revamped MCAT and initiatives at several schools signal a new desire for students with varied interests - something DO schools have long valued.

What do these changes mean for osteopathic medicine and medicine in general? The message of osteopathic medicine is clearly spreading outside of the osteopathic medical profession, says Nadege Dady, EdD, the dean of student affairs for Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem. And that’s good news for patients.

Uncle Sam wants to pay for your medical school. Should you let him?

June 25, 2015

Enlisting in the armed forces is one way to slash, or even eliminate, your medical education debt. But it’s a serious, life-changing commitment.

"If you’ve ever felt the duty to serve and had an interest in joining something bigger, it's a really great opportunity,” says Eric French, DO, who joined the Army at age 17 and served eight years. When he attended the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York, he decided not to rejoin the Army, but he plans to enlist again after his first year of residency.

Touro Honors Retiring Officials

June 25, 2015

The Touro College and University System conferred an honorary doctorate on Dr. Jay Sexter, the provost, CEO, and vice-president for academic affairs for the Harlem and Middletown campuses of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), and to Alan Schoor, Touro's outgoing senior vice-president for operations, at the 41st annual commencement exercises of the Lander Colleges at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. Dr. Sexter, who is retiring at the end of the 2015 academic year, led the effort to create Touro’s four schools of osteopathic medicine, which distinguished the institution as a national leader in physician education. Schoor will be joining the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty as executive director and CEO.

Horizon Family Medical donates to Touro College medical mission

June 18, 2015

Horizon Family Medical Group, with 40 offices throughout Orange County including those in Warwick, Florida, Goshen and Monroe, recently extended its health care across the seas.

The healthcare firm donated $2,500 plus medical supplies to Medical Brigades at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown.

Horizon Family Medical donates to Touro College medical mission

June 18, 2015

 Horizon Family Medical Group, with 40 offices throughout Orange County including those in Warwick, Florida, Goshen and Monroe, recently extended its health care across the seas.

3-D holographic imaging takes medical students inside the human body

June 10, 2015

Deep in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley is a small medical school doing big things.

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