Featured Stories tagged with "middletown"

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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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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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TouroCOM Middletown Student Rishi Thaker was born into a healthcare family.
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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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Medical school was always the destination for the Nigerian-born Moghalu. She graduated high school at 16 and set sail for England’s University of Leeds to study biomedical engineering. Realizing she wanted more flexibility in her education, Moghalu enrolled in Baylor University in Texas. After graduating, she applied to TouroCOM Harlem as a student in the Master of Science Program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences and then followed Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Jerry Cammarata to the newly opened Middletown campus when she started the DO program.
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After an injury sidelined Stephen Hongach’s college football career, Hongach found a new passion. “I felt defeated, but at the same time, it opened up a new door and I’ve loved medicine ever since.”
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Meyling Zuniga arrived in the US from Peru when she was eight. “I didn’t speak English then, so I wasn’t a big fan,” she laughed.
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On July 23, TouroCOM Middletown’s Class of 2022 donned their white coat as they began their medical school journey to become doctors of osteopathic medicine. Before the ceremony began, we spoke with Stephen Hongach, Lea Saliba, Karolina Bezdickova, Shanice Samuels, Joshua Kolb, and Meyling Zuniga, newly minted first years, about their backgrounds and what led them to choose medicine. Before the ceremony began, we spoke with Stephen Hongach, Lea Saliba, Karolina Bezdickova, Shanice Samuels, Joshua Kolb, and Meyling Zuniga, newly minted first years, about their backgrounds and what led them to choose medicine.
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Jonathan, can you tell us a bit about the projects you worked on this summer?
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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.