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Featured Stories tagged with "summer"

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As a participant in the Summer Institute for Medical Students in the Betty Ford Institute, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) student Kseniya Svyatets got an insider’s look into the world of addiction.
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The drug hydroxyurea is an incredibly effective treatment for pediatric sickle cell anemia-- why don’t more patients take it?
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TouroCOM Middletown student Kevin Yiu likened his summer research to reading the life stories of hundreds of patients.
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Early on TouroCOM Middletown student Huong Nguyen knew that she was interested in medicine.
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Second-year Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Middletown student Andrea Attenasio spent her summer at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC as a prestigious Nth Dimensions Scholar. 
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Now that TouroCOM students finished their first year of medical school, one might think that they’d take a much-deserved break from their medical studies, especially since it’s their only real summer break during med school. Not these five students. Students Meghan Beard, Stephanie Chung, Huong Nguyen, Kevin Yiu and Maksim Vaysman took advantage of their summer vacation to pursue research projects inside the medical community. Some students spoke about how pleasant it was to interact with patients after a year of studying; others spoke of the joy of tracing a forgotten patient’s life through their chart history. Each student is working towards publishing something based on their research.
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TouroCOM Middletown student Meghan Beard spent her summer at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health’s principal research facility. Beard studied the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) on minority communities. “There’s a lack of data on minority patients,” explained Beard. She also worked with the medical staff to recruit patients for a tele-health program, a home video tool that will enable patients to receive low-cost pulmonary treatment for their chronic conditions. Beard plans to write a paper about the reasons why some patients from minority communities declines the tele-heath treatment.
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TouroCOM Middletown student Maksim Vaysman always knew he wanted to be a doctor, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing a degree in business administration. “Being a doctor is an incredible way to contribute to society,” said Vaysman who graduated from SUNY Geneseo. “But understanding how a business works is a good idea if you want to have a private practice.”
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Five TouroCOM-Middletown students had an experience this summer that many medical professionals never receive: an immersive medical experience in a rural community.
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Coming from a family of orthopedic surgeons, Salvatore Sclafani had seen his fair share of surgical procedures growing up. However, this summer, with a year of medical school under his belt, he was now able to apply the knowledge he had gained to a research study during his internship with Dr. Anthony Scillia, an orthopedic surgeon at Atlantic Sports Health in New Jersey.