TouroCOM Harlem Holds Commencement At The Historic Alhambra In Harlem

May 08, 2018
TouroCOM held commencement ceremonies at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem for the Class of 2018 candidates for its Master of Science program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences
TouroCOM held commencement ceremonies at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem for the Class of 2018 candidates for its Master of Science program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine(TouroCOM) yesterday held commencement ceremonies at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem for the Class of 2018 candidates for its Master of Science program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences.

“For the last ten 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.”

The unique program helps fulfill a key part of the school’s mission to train underrepresented minorities (URMs) 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.” Said Mr. Eaton: “For the last ten 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 Harlem’s 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.”

Source: Harlem World Magazine