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Prior to medical school at TouroCOM, Claire Carlson studied Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. "We often solved design problems through a cardiovascular lens, because the heart is such a dynamic and mechanical organ," she remembers.
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How did you get involved with the AMA’s Doctors Back to School program?
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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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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Middletown recently co-sponsored a Community Volunteer Fair with the Joint Membership of Health and Community Agencies (JMHCA), a united federation of voluntary health and community agencies that offer wellness and recovery services for Orange County residents.
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This past winter break, twelve TouroCOM students traveled on a ten-day medical service trip to Nicaragua through Global Brigades, a non-profit organization that sends volunteers to third-world countries to assist in improving health services.
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Growing up in an impoverished household, TouroCOM student Nasir Malim had a firsthand look at the way income disparity affects quality of healthcare.
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This past summer, Nasir Malim was selected as one of two medical student summer interns for the University of Chicago’s Islamic Bioethics summer internship. The program, conducted through the medical school’s Initiative on Islam and Medicine, was directed under the mentorship of Dr. Aasim Padela, one of the current leaders of Islamic Bioethics in America.
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Few people would find a seventeen-hour flight to the Philippines relaxing, but for three TouroCOM Harlem students who just finished their first year of medical school, the flight was exactly what they needed.
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Dr. Risa Siegel has a simple answer as to why she became a doctor: Tikkun Olam.
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Coming from a family of orthopedic surgeons, Salvatore Sclafani had seen his fair share of surgical procedures growing up. However, this summer, with a year of medical school under his belt, he was now able to apply the knowledge he had gained to a research study during his internship with Dr. Anthony Scillia, an orthopedic surgeon at Atlantic Sports Health in New Jersey.