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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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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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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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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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Kriege can trace his love of science back to a single teacher, Mrs. Brenda Kuphall. “Her passion for science inspired me,” he said. As an undergraduate he worked at the Visible Heart Lab at the University of Minnesota where he worked at reanimating human and swine hearts. “Hearts are quite slippery,” he said, adding that a beating hart is incredibly strong and powerful. Kriege spent his gap year working in research and development at AtriCure, a surgical ablation company. He has several patents pending and plans on either becoming an orthopedic surgeon or a cardiothoracic surgeon.
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Why Medicine During her senior year of high school, Neeti shadowed a number of people in the healthcare field. She knew she wanted to be a doctor after shadowing a pediatrician who worked in an under-served area. “I could see how much impact the doctor had on families,” she said.
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Why Medicine Baraa\'s father is an interventional cardiologist. “My father is my inspiration,” he said. “He was the Bill Nye of our house and developed my passion for science.”
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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.