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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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After graduating from UBC, Israel-born Daniela Ben Neriah opted to broaden her medical knowledge by pursuing a master’s in nutrition from Columbia University.
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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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TouroCOM Harlem student Elliot Razi comes from a family of physicians but he wasn’t sure he wanted to become a doctor until he volunteered at a hospital as part of the Clinical Care Extenders program in college.
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On July 25, students at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Middletown Campus donned their white coats for the first time, embarking on their medical school journey. The 135 students of the class of 2020 arrived from across the United States, Canada and China. We spoke with several about their decision to embark on a career in medicine and their reasons for choosing TouroCOM\'s Middletown Campus. 
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Jesse McIlwaine said that he had two loves: baseball and science. After a successful high school career as a closer, McIlwaine dreamt about being a MLB pitcher. When that career didn’t seem possible, McIlwaine recalled a particularly inspiring ninth grade biology teacher and decided to choose medicine. “Medicine seemed like the best medium to allow me to help people,” McIlwaine said. While he didn’t end up in the Majors, McIlwane said that the training he has from baseball will be of use in his medical career. “Being a physician means working as part of a group. It’s very similar to being on a team—you need teamwork.”
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Roxana Mehran always knew she was interested in medicine, but her desire crystalized while she worked as an EMT as an undergraduate student at Stonybrook University. “I loved the fast-paced aspect of being an EMT, but it also made me want to know more about the science of what we were doing.” One lesson from her time as an EMT that she plans on applying to medical school? “You never think you’re ready, you just jump into it,” she explained. Roxana is thinking about a career as a pediatrician, though she might specialize.
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Why Medicine "I have a love of science and want to help people."