Featured Stories tagged with "harlem"

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It was the usual scene for a Friday afternoon at the corner of 137th and Edgecombe in Harlem, NY: more than one hundred Senegalese residents milled around the sidewalks in front of the Murid Islamic Community in America Mosque. Their afternoon service just completed, the prayer-goers—the men in long robes, the women in colorful head scarves and dresses—were rolling up their prayer mats from the sidewalk. Meanwhile, street vendors hawked their wares (sandwiches, watches, cut-up mango, headsets) in Senegalese.
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“Free flu shots! Free blood tests! Come get your free health screenings!” called out Touro College of Medicine (TouroCOM) students Krystle Garcia, Eun Kim, and Hillary Ramroop to passersby on Harlem’s W. 125th Street as they held signs promoting the community-wide “Fall Into Health” fair. Across the street and a block over, students sitting under white tents in front of the State Office Building were doing the same thing. 
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For the 135 TouroCOM-Harlem students who donned their white coats on May 22, the day was both a beginning and an end as they ceased being classroom students and became student-practitioners.
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On Monday, May 9, 2016, the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Harlem Master of Science (M.S.) students celebrated their graduation at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem, NY. 
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“Where can I get alcohol swabs?” a breathless D.O. student asked his peer. “Sir, do you take any medications? Would you like to have them reviewed?” a PharmD candidate asked an approaching visitor.
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"If you’re going into healthcare you need to know why you’re getting into it," said Supreeya Swarup, a member of TouroCOM’s first graduating class and a third-year cardiovascular disease fellow at Nassau University Medical Center. "We see our patients when they’re at their most vulnerable. Our goal every day is to show up and fight for our patients’ health."
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At what point in your life did you know you wanted to be a researcher? Was there any special moment that made you realize this was your passion?
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Students from Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) and Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Harlem gathered mid-January to learn about the cultural challenges they will face as healthcare professionals.
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Conrad Fischer, M.D. is the bestselling author of Routine Miracles: Restoring Faith and Hope in Medicine, Master the Wards: Survive IM Clerkship and Ace the Shelf, and numerous United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) test preparation guides. As chair of Kaplan Medical, his famous educational videos and 12-hour “Cramathons” have helped thousands of medical school students around the world pass the boards.
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If you walked into Lecture Hall-1 at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) on November 10th, you probably wouldn’t recognize anything out of the ordinary. Students sat in their lecture seats, listening attentively to a detailed PowerPoint presentation on the musculoskeletal system, which was followed by lectures on the nervous and circulatory systems. Occasionally, someone raised his or her hand to ask a question, give a comment, or clarify an idea. Yet what was different about this particular scene was that the students weren’t actually in medical school—they were in high school.