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For medical students, summer is a valuable stretch of time ripe for participating in new learning experiences, internships, volunteering work, and of course, research. At Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, students on both the Harlem and Middletown campuses made the most of this past summer by participating in research programs that gave them in-depth exposure to various subspecialties of medicine. From bone marrow research to bioethics, cardiology to neonatology, read how several first- and second-year students researched their way through summer. 
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This past Labor Day, the inaugural students of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Middletown Class of 2018 participated in their formal White Coat Ceremony, the culmination of a series of weekend-long celebrations commemorating the grand opening of the new TouroCOM campus in Middletown, New York.
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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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On May 18, 2015, the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Harlem held the class of 2017’s White Coat Ceremony—an official mark of a medical student’s transition from preclinical studies into clinical practice, the classroom to the hospital—at the New York Academy of Medicine in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
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Dressed as skeletons in the spirit of Halloween, a group of three student physicians—Anthony Bonzagni, Daniel Lee, and Dhaatri Kuchipudi—delivered a fun, interactive lesson about bones to the first-grade class of New Beginnings Montessori School. Two TouroCOM-Middletown faculty members joined the students in the presentation: Professor Leah Labranche, anatomy instructor, and Dr. Martin Torrents, Associate Chair of the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department. The TouroCOM presenters taught the children different ways of keeping their bones strong, such as eating healthy foods like vegetables and calcium-rich dairy products, and emphasized the importance of physical exercise in maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle. They engaged the children in the lesson by performing a short skit about an “ailing skeleton” and having the first-graders dance, jump, and run in place to “revive” him.
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Before medicine, Clark Johnsen, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Harlem ‘18, was an actor on Broadway.
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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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This past summer, Nasir Malim was selected as one of two medical student summer interns for the University of Chicago’s Islamic Bioethics summer internship. The program, conducted through the medical school’s Initiative on Islam and Medicine, was directed under the mentorship of Dr. Aasim Padela, one of the current leaders of Islamic Bioethics in America.
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Several hundred friends and family members gathered together on July 24 to celebrate the 135 members of Touro College of Medicine (TouroCOM) Middletown’s Class of 2021 as they donned their white coats and took the first step in their medical school career.