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Roxana Mehran always knew she was interested in medicine, but her desire crystalized while she worked as an EMT as an undergraduate student at Stonybrook University. “I loved the fast-paced aspect of being an EMT, but it also made me want to know more about the science of what we were doing.” One lesson from her time as an EMT that she plans on applying to medical school? “You never think you’re ready, you just jump into it,” she explained. Roxana is thinking about a career as a pediatrician, though she might specialize.
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Jesse McIlwaine said that he had two loves: baseball and science. After a successful high school career as a closer, McIlwaine dreamt about being a MLB pitcher. When that career didn’t seem possible, McIlwaine recalled a particularly inspiring ninth grade biology teacher and decided to choose medicine. “Medicine seemed like the best medium to allow me to help people,” McIlwaine said. While he didn’t end up in the Majors, McIlwane said that the training he has from baseball will be of use in his medical career. “Being a physician means working as part of a group. It’s very similar to being on a team—you need teamwork.”
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Why Medicine "The opportunity to learn about both science and the human body intrigued me as well as the opportunity to contribute to my community in a positive way."
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Michael Erickson is an ardent advocate of the osteopathic profession. In 2013-2014 he was named National Student D.O. of the Year, and during his year as president of TouroCOM\'s Student Government, he also served as National Medical Education Representative of COSGP (College of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents), where he advocated for the need to have “a better, more streamlined process for teaching osteopathic manipulation in medical school.”
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Why Medicine "I never had any interest in medicine growing up or even in my undergraduate career. After my undergraduate degree, I moved to New York City to pursue a career as a dancer and an actor. After a few years, I got really sick. I was undiagnosed for about six months with an auto-immune disease. Having this experience of being sick without insurance made me think about studying medicine. I felt like there was this whole world of people who are suffering and getting lost in the system. I felt that because of my experiences, I could really offer them something."
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On July 1 our 2013 Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine graduates, newly minted doctors, entered the halls of the halls of the hospitals where they are interning. They\'re already making a difference.  Here\'s one difference Dr. Karen Schugt\'s, TouroCOM Class of 2013, has made.
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In June 2014, Jeffrey Karpen came over from the West Coast—where he’d studied, researched and taught for nearly three decades—and joined the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine as its Associate Chair of Basic Biomedical Sciences and Associate Course Director of Physiology, in addition to conducting classes as a Professor of Physiology. His full-time transition to teaching and administration comes on the heels of countless papers and publications dedicated to better understanding and exploiting cell signaling, i.e. how our cells process and interact with their environment—or, at times, fail to—and dictate our basic sensory and biological function.
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On April 20th TouroCOM hosted its Spring Health Fair. Residents of Harlem and beyond came for a free-of-charge blood pressure, HIV and diabetes testing. The event was well received, and approximately 150 people attended. 
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On August 16th, the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Middletown Class of 2019 participated in their formal White Coat Ceremony, the second annual ceremony since the opening of the new TouroCOM campus in Middletown, New York. 
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Nonprofit national civic organization One Hundred Black Men (OHBM) recently presented a $2,500 contribution to Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)’s scholarship fund for Underrepresented Minority Students.