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Born in the Philippines but raised in Nigeria and Argentina, Kessiena Aya grew up surrounded by family members who were doctors. “From an early age, I was privileged to gain insight into the rewards and unique challenges of a career as a physician. So becoming a doctor was a natural fit for me.”
Born to Serbian parents in Arizona, Ana Michunovich often accompanied her parents to their former hometown on family vacations. It was the buildup of these family trips that convinced her to choose medicine: “Seeing some of the areas that didn\'t have access to proper healthcare, and comparing that to what I saw in the United States, made a huge impact on my decision to become a doctor,” she says.
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.”
At Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Harlem, many graduates are entering their residencies with a research article, or several, under their belts. Ana Michunovich, Moises Enghelberg, Kessiena Aya, and Michael Erickson—four graduates of the class of 2015, and all students of extracellular matrix biochemist and board-certified Anatomic Pathologist Dr. Robert Stern—speak about their published research, how they entered the field of medicine, and their education at TouroCOM.