Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine holds commencement ceremonies
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine held commencement ceremonies May 8, 2018, at the Alhambra Ballroom for the Class of 2018 candidates for its Master of Science program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences. The unique program helps fulfill a key part of the school’s mission to train underrepresented minorities with an emphasis on working in underserved communities.
Keynote speaker Geoffrey Eaton, president, NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch, and a founding member of TouroCOM-Harlem’s Community Advisory Board, told the students they were “the next level of people who might save my life.” Eaton said, “For the last 10 years we have worked together with amazing faculty and outstanding deans to create more programs to get more people of color to get into schools so they can…become doctors and come back to our communities. I encourage you to come back to the Harlems of this nation to help your communities become healthier. We have a health crisis in this nation that continues to be a challenge for all of us.”