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There are so many reasons why certain diseases go under-diagnosed and, consequently, under-treated. But in the minds of doctors and professors who took part in the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (TouroCOM) “Bridging the Gap” forum on Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) this past August, a bright spotlight was aimed at this insidious condition.
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The course is called “Introduction to Cultural Competence in Healthcare” and it is usually offered to Touro’s first year D.O. students to expose them to challenges in understanding cultural diversity in healthcare. The goal is to turn them into better doctors practicing medicine in underserved communities.
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Why Medicine "I fell in love with AP biology."
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On July 25, the 135 first-year students at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Middletown Campus began their medical careers in the most promising way possible: donning their white coats for the first time.
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Students hailing from both the tri-state area and considerably further celebrated their entrance to TouroCOM with a week-long orientation program concluding with a barbecue and a block party in Harlem. While the festivities were cut short by a rainstorm, students were happy to discuss their plans and their backgrounds. Students spoke about their desire to have a positive impact on the world and shared a fun fact about themselves.
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Robin Frake said she had an epiphany during a PR class. One group of students was assigned the task of creating an advertising campaign for a hospital after a disaster. “I realized I didn’t want to be on the business side of this or advancing a corporate interest,” recalled Frake. “I wanted to be out there helping people.”  She spent her gap year working as a medical scribe at a local hospital and called the day when she found out she was accepted to TouroCOM, the “greatest moment of my life.”
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This past Saturday, Pharmacists for Public Health (PPH) at the Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) teamed up with the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Harlem to perform blood-pressure screenings and brown-bag medication reviews at the third annual Harlem Healthy Soul Festival hosted by the Apollo Theater. The festival, which offered live entertainment, informative exhibits, and presentations by celebrities, doctors and health experts including TouroCOM\'s own Dr. John M. Palmer and Dr. Jeff Gardere, offered families the opportunity to learn about resources that foster active and healthy lifestyles. 
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In the spring of 2013, Jemima Akinsanya, then a first-year student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), was tutoring a local high school sophomore through MedAchieve, an after-school medical science enrichment program based in Harlem, when she had an insight. This young student was bright and ambitious; however, Akinsanya realized, perhaps she lacked a clear road map to achieve her goals.
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On July 25, students at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Middletown Campus donned their white coats for the first time, embarking on their medical school journey. The 135 students of the class of 2020 arrived from across the United States, Canada and China. We spoke with several about their decision to embark on a career in medicine and their reasons for choosing TouroCOM\'s Middletown Campus. 
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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.