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First-year students at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Harlem campus, and future doctors, ended their first semester orientation last week with a water fight and barbecue. Over hotdogs and hamburgers, students discussed why they chose medicine and what attracted them to TouroCOM’s Harlem campus.
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On August 16th, the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Middletown Class of 2019 participated in their formal White Coat Ceremony, the second annual ceremony since the opening of the new TouroCOM campus in Middletown, New York. 
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Faye Hisoler, whose family hails from the Philippines, said she was attracted to the medical field because of her aunt’s reluctance to see doctors. Hisoler’s aunt passed away from late stage breast cancer that might have been curable had it been diagnosed earlier. After graduating from the College of the Holy Cross, she pursued a Master’s in Public Health at Boston University focusing on epidemiology. “I wanted a broader knowledge of healthcare,” she said. After finishing her Master’s, she decided to apply to medical school. “I realized I couldn’t have a desk job,” said Hisoler. “I wanted to see patients.”
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Ashley Adamo graduated from Hunter College with a degree in literature (favorite author: John Irving), before returning for a postbac in bio-chemistry. She found an unlikely link between her two passions: “All medicine is language,” she said. “Reading a medical textbook is like reading James Joyce’s Ulysses. You read it and then later you understand it.” Part of her desire to attend medical school came from her reflecting on her mother’s death when Adamo was a teenager. “My mother died of cancer and doctors were both the heroes and the villains,” Adamo recalled. “I was angry for a while and then I realized that they were the main players and I was on the side and I never wanted to be on the side again.” Plus, she added with a laugh, being a doctor is good in case of a zombie apocalypse. Between finishing her postbac she worked at a lab studying the effect of various cancers on fruit flies.
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Why Medicine "I was part of an anonymous peer hotline in college and it was my first experience helping other people. After that, I knew I wanted to go into medicine."
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Both of Jack Zhang’s parents are doctors in China and he chose to follow in their footsteps. They encouraged him to broaden his horizons and think about American medical school. He said that his father, a gynecologist, inspired him. “He would do ten surgeries a day; he was literally saving lives each day,” said Zhang. He said he was looking forward to TouroCOM’s flipped-classrooms. “Touro was my first choice,” he said. 
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They hailed from different parts of the world – one from Nigeria and the other from Hawaii and Japan – and now some two decades later, they stood on stage at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on a recent June afternoon, sharing an honor bestowed by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) for community service they gladly provided during their four grueling years of medical school.
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On July 1 our 2013 Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine graduates, newly minted doctors, entered the halls of the halls of the hospitals where they are interning. They\'re already making a difference.  Here\'s one difference Dr. Karen Schugt\'s, TouroCOM Class of 2013, has made.
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On April 20th TouroCOM hosted its Spring Health Fair. Residents of Harlem and beyond came for a free-of-charge blood pressure, HIV and diabetes testing. The event was well received, and approximately 150 people attended. 
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In June 2014, Jeffrey Karpen came over from the West Coast—where he’d studied, researched and taught for nearly three decades—and joined the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine as its Associate Chair of Basic Biomedical Sciences and Associate Course Director of Physiology, in addition to conducting classes as a Professor of Physiology. His full-time transition to teaching and administration comes on the heels of countless papers and publications dedicated to better understanding and exploiting cell signaling, i.e. how our cells process and interact with their environment—or, at times, fail to—and dictate our basic sensory and biological function.