Featured Stories tagged with "tourocom"

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Estie Roth’s path to becoming a global health advocate began with a humbling realization.
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Whether it’s his weekly volunteer sessions at a nearby homeless shelter, organizing student discount for board prep resources, raising funds for holiday toys for homeless children, making study guides or giving tours to prospective students, OMS II Johnny Truong has managed to make service to his peers and the community at large a priority during his time at TouroCOM Middletown. Which made him the obvious choice for this year’s TouroCOM Middletown Student DO of the Year.
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Why Medicine "I fell in love with AP biology."
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Why Medicine "When I was in second grade, I was diagnosed with a rare fatal heart arrhythmia. It ended up being a misdiagnosis, but I visited a cardiac pediatrician in Chicago, Dr. Barbara Deal. Until then, I was terrified of doctors, but Dr. Deal was really calm and she sat down and explained what was going on—she even took the time to draw a human heart for me. She was the first doctor that I looked up to and wanted to emulate. I wanted to help kids in similar situations."
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Why Medicine "My father died when I was fourteen from a stroke so I became interested in cardiology and how to prevent fatal strokes."
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Robin Frake said she had an epiphany during a PR class. One group of students was assigned the task of creating an advertising campaign for a hospital after a disaster. “I realized I didn’t want to be on the business side of this or advancing a corporate interest,” recalled Frake. “I wanted to be out there helping people.”  She spent her gap year working as a medical scribe at a local hospital and called the day when she found out she was accepted to TouroCOM, the “greatest moment of my life.”
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On July 25, students at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Middletown Campus donned their white coats for the first time, embarking on their medical school journey. The 135 students of the class of 2020 arrived from across the United States, Canada and China. We spoke with several about their decision to embark on a career in medicine and their reasons for choosing TouroCOM\'s Middletown Campus. 
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In the spring of 2013, Jemima Akinsanya, then a first-year student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), was tutoring a local high school sophomore through MedAchieve, an after-school medical science enrichment program based in Harlem, when she had an insight. This young student was bright and ambitious; however, Akinsanya realized, perhaps she lacked a clear road map to achieve her goals.
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Sonu Sahni, M.D., the recipient of the 2018 TouroCOM Frank Gray Teacher of the Year Award, is known for a lecture he gives to first-year students.
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One TouroCOM Harlem student wants to change the way doctors and medical students think about obesity.