Featured Stories tagged with "students"

Total Results: 49
Featured Stories
Tori Polak traces her interest in medicine to a series of repeated injuries she suffered as a competitive soccer player. “We thought it could be brittle bone disease, but I was never able to get an exact diagnosis,” she said. “My patient-experience made me want to help people who were in my shoes. I realized that I had been pretty fortunate in the treatment I received and I wanted to pay it forward.”
Featured Stories
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.
Featured Stories
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.
Featured Stories
When her grandmother had open heart-surgery, Shanice Samuels found herself spending a lot of time in the hospital. “It sparked my interest,” she said.
Featured Stories
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.
Featured Stories
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.
Featured Stories
Mary Sohan can’t decide whether her favorite Bruce Springstein song is “Jungleland” or “Atlantic City.”
Featured Stories
The daughter of two physicians, Karolina Bezdickova grew up in the medical world. “I fell in love early on,” she said.
Featured Stories
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.
Featured Stories
Joshua Kolb, of New Jersey, said that he initially wasn’t so interested in medicine until a friend’s interest in the field sparked his own.