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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 "The opportunity to learn about both science and the human body intrigued me as well as the opportunity to contribute to my community in a positive way."
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Why Medicine "I have a love of science and want to help people."
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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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Why Medicine "When I was in second grade, I was diagnosed with a rare fatal heart arrhythmia. It ended up being a misdiagnosis, but I visited a cardiac pediatrician in Chicago, Dr. Barbara Deal. Until then, I was terrified of doctors, but Dr. Deal was really calm and she sat down and explained what was going on—she even took the time to draw a human heart for me. She was the first doctor that I looked up to and wanted to emulate. I wanted to help kids in similar situations."
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Robin Frake said she had an epiphany during a PR class. One group of students was assigned the task of creating an advertising campaign for a hospital after a disaster. “I realized I didn’t want to be on the business side of this or advancing a corporate interest,” recalled Frake. “I wanted to be out there helping people.”  She spent her gap year working as a medical scribe at a local hospital and called the day when she found out she was accepted to TouroCOM, the “greatest moment of my life.”
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Why Medicine "My father died when I was fourteen from a stroke so I became interested in cardiology and how to prevent fatal strokes."
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Why Medicine "I fell in love with AP biology."
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Students hailing from both the tri-state area and considerably further celebrated their entrance to TouroCOM with a week-long orientation program concluding with a barbecue and a block party in Harlem. While the festivities were cut short by a rainstorm, students were happy to discuss their plans and their backgrounds. Students spoke about their desire to have a positive impact on the world and shared a fun fact about themselves.