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This winter break, Smruti Desai (OMS-II) organized a trip of fourteen first- and second- year Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM-Harlem) students to Narayana Health City in Bengaluru, India through TouroCOM’s International Medicine Club.
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On May 18, 2015, the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Harlem held the class of 2017’s White Coat Ceremony—an official mark of a medical student’s transition from preclinical studies into clinical practice, the classroom to the hospital—at the New York Academy of Medicine in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
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Medical disparities hit close to home for TouroCOM student Jaykumar Patel. As a child growing up in the village of Anklav in the Gujarat state of India, Patel recalls witnessing more than one person dying of a snake bite or an easily curable disease.
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TouroCOM Student Alex Kim has something most DO students don’t have on their resume: a black belt in Taekwando. Kim, whose family is Korean, said that he felt disconnected from his ethnic roots during college. He discovered a Taekwando club at a student fair. “I saw it as an opportunity to reconnect with my heritage,” he explained. As part of his training, Kim also studied Jiu Jitsu and MMA-style boxing.
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Last week, TouroCOM-Middletown students Sean Orton, Kyle Swartz, and J.D. Stephenson, and TouroCOM-Harlem student Celsa Tonelli, attended the annual Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) House of Delegates conference at the Saratoga Hilton Hotel.
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When Tatiana Carrillo was a little girl, she’d follow her mother around with a spoon, trying to listen to her heartbeat. “I’m going to make you feel better,” young Tatiana would say. From that point on, her mother predicted her daughter would one day become a doctor. 
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As a child growing up in Haiti without regular access to doctors, Amos Alcius used to help his mother manage her high blood pressure. “I was always the one with the sphygmomanometer,” he recalled.
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In the year before he joined the TouroCOM family, Connor Patrick Bailey was an English and math tutor at a community college in the Tohono O\'odham Indian reservation. The reservation is the largest of its kind with 2.9 million acres on the border of Mexico and Arizona.
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OMS II Maliha Rahman said she chose to become a doctor after her uncle was diagnosed with cancer. Thanks to proper medical care, he survived and years later, he was able to join his niece as she donned her white coat as part of TouroCOM Harlem’s class of 2020.
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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.