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When Caroline Basta was a junior in college, her mother developed painful headaches. After seeing several specialists and taking various drugs and finding no relief, her mother sought out the care of a doctor of osteopathy. “After a few sessions of cranial manipulation,” recalls Caroline, “my mother’s headaches were gone.”
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Why Medicine "I have a love of science and want to help people."
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Roxana Mehran always knew she was interested in medicine, but her desire crystalized while she worked as an EMT as an undergraduate student at Stonybrook University. “I loved the fast-paced aspect of being an EMT, but it also made me want to know more about the science of what we were doing.” One lesson from her time as an EMT that she plans on applying to medical school? “You never think you’re ready, you just jump into it,” she explained. Roxana is thinking about a career as a pediatrician, though she might specialize.
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Jesse McIlwaine said that he had two loves: baseball and science. After a successful high school career as a closer, McIlwaine dreamt about being a MLB pitcher. When that career didn’t seem possible, McIlwaine recalled a particularly inspiring ninth grade biology teacher and decided to choose medicine. “Medicine seemed like the best medium to allow me to help people,” McIlwaine said. While he didn’t end up in the Majors, McIlwane said that the training he has from baseball will be of use in his medical career. “Being a physician means working as part of a group. It’s very similar to being on a team—you need teamwork.”
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Why Medicine "The opportunity to learn about both science and the human body intrigued me as well as the opportunity to contribute to my community in a positive way."
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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Middletown invited Middletown locals, families, and friends to its Community Open House this past Sunday, March 22. Residents of the city spent the day on campus touring the facilities, sitting in on medical school presentations, and meeting their new neighbors: the administration, faculty, medical students and staff. Dr. Kenneth J. Steier, founding dean of TouroCOM-Middletown, thanked the community for “a great turnout and tremendous support.”
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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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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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Before medicine, Clark Johnsen, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Harlem ‘18, was an actor on Broadway.
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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.