Featured Stories tagged with "harlem"

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Mary Sohan can’t decide whether her favorite Bruce Springstein song is “Jungleland” or “Atlantic City.”
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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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For medical students, summer is a valuable stretch of time ripe for participating in new learning experiences, internships, and volunteering work. At Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, first and second year students on both the Harlem and Middletown campuses make the most of their summers by actively pursuing, and attaining, summer experiences that give them more exposure to various fields of medicine.
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Long, sun filled days spent outside, vacations with family and friends, relaxing at the beach. These are only a few of the reasons that summer is the best time of year for so many of us. But while the summer can be glorious, it’s important to be aware of the health risks posed by the season. 
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Michael Erickson, a fourth-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem, is finishing up his medical school training doing surgical rotations – mostly specializing in trauma and burn surgery – the field he has come to love.
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For the 135 members of TouroCOM Harlem’s Class of 2022, July 23 marked the next step in their journeys to becoming doctors as they officially began their first week of medical school. Orientation week included lectures about coping with the stress of first year studies, introductions to faculty members and programs and even a tour of Harlem. On the last day of the orientation, TouroCOM Harlem’s Student Government Association hosted a water fight and pizza lunch for the new students. We caught up with eight members of the new class and spoke to them about their backgrounds, why they considered a career in medicine and what their hopes are for the future. The Class of 2022 is a diverse group including athletes, artists and researchers and even a nationally ranked fencer. Despite their diverse backgrounds and history, each members of the class new class shared a similar goal: moving the medical profession forward.
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Both TouroCOM Harlem and TouroCOM Middletown held special graduation services when more than 100 high school students celebrated the completion of their MedAchieve program.
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OMS IV Payal Aggarwal was named TouroCOM Harlem’s Student DO of the Year for her work on behalf of her fellow students and community. It’s the recognition for years of service that Aggarwal dates to a life-changing experience she had as a freshman at NYU.
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Sallyanna Bazelais graduated from Queens College in 2016 with a bio major and a minor in cultural anthropology. “Medicine started out as a dream for me,” said Bazelais.