Featured Stories tagged with "middletown"

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On July 24, the 135 members of TouroCOM Middletown’s class of 2021 donned their white coats and began their medical school career. We spoke with several members of the new class about their backgrounds, their journey to medical school and why they chose to join the TouroCOM family.
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Why Medicine "Medicine gives me the opportunity to be a leader and an agent of change. I did advocacy work as an undergrad and while getting my Masters of Public Health. Towards the last couple of years, I worked with survivors of sexual violence and women who didn’t feel safe on campus and in their communities. Through medicine there’s a greater ability to create change. I feel, that as a doctor, you are able to provide people with a platform to voice their opinions."
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Why Medicine "My father is a physician, so I started exploring the medical field early on. It really grabbed me. I found it fascinating how the human body works and I wanted to dedicate myself to helping others."
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Why Medicine "I actually wanted to be a vet, but then I took a class in human anatomy and became fascinated by the human body."
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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine student Erawadi Singh is used to pulling an all-nighter before each of her weekly exams on Sunday. But she isn’t up because she needs to study; she’s staying up all night to make sure her schoolmates don’t panic in the often nerve-wracking first two years of medical school. 
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The story begins with Edward Qian, OMS2, who’s been gardening since he was a kid. In his hometown of Hinsdale, a quiet suburb of Chicago, his father (a former carpenter who taught him “to build everything from scratch”) maintained a bountiful garden with cucumbers, tomatoes, and soybeans. 
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Fourteen students from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Middletown spent a week learning first-hand about the health challenges of developing nations while visiting Nicaragua in June. 
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After slewing through midterms and OSCEs, students at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Middletown finally had a chance to relax during Student Wellness Day. Organized by a committee comprised of members of student services, the afternoon provided a range of fun and stress-relieving activities for the students, including massage therapy, yoga, Zumba classes, Reiki therapy, and games. In another room, students played with and petted certified therapy Bernese mountain dogs and puppies. En route to the different activities, students could also grab a healthy snack from the table of apples and bananas. The event ended with a raffle drawing, in which three lucky students won wellness baskets.  
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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Middletown invited Middletown locals, families, and friends to its Community Open House this past Sunday, March 22. Residents of the city spent the day on campus touring the facilities, sitting in on medical school presentations, and meeting their new neighbors: the administration, faculty, medical students and staff. Dr. Kenneth J. Steier, founding dean of TouroCOM-Middletown, thanked the community for “a great turnout and tremendous support.”
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More than 100 Students in TouroCOM’s Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences program celebrated their graduation on May 7. Though the ceremonies for 55 students at the TouroCOM Middletown campus and the 66 students at the TouroCOM Harlem campus were more than 50 miles apart, they shared the same sentiments: a sense of wonder and accomplishment and, for many students, an optimism for their future.