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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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Tori Polak traces her interest in medicine to a series of repeated injuries she suffered as a competitive soccer player. “We thought it could be brittle bone disease, but I was never able to get an exact diagnosis,” she said. “My patient-experience made me want to help people who were in my shoes. I realized that I had been pretty fortunate in the treatment I received and I wanted to pay it forward.”
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Mimi, you’ve been working this summer on eliminating alarm fatigue in hospitals. What’s alarm fatigue?
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When her grandmother had open heart-surgery, Shanice Samuels found herself spending a lot of time in the hospital. “It sparked my interest,” she said.
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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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Under the supervision of  Kurt Degenhardt, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences, second-year Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine students Daniel Gorman, Greg McWhir, and Westley Reinhart-McMillan (with the assistance of first-year students Pinang Shastri, Hina Khan, and Krystle Garcia) are conducting an experiment on whether diet can suppress tumor growth in mice. The members of the team have completed the first part of the experiment and are currently working on analyzing the data. 
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Corey Ballaera of Bergen County, NJ, studied physics for his undergraduate degree in the College of New Jersey. But a major in physics he said, didn’t compare to the volume and intensity of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences Program.
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Serve as a role model on the advice you\'re giving your patients. Be empathetic and sympathetic when listening to patient history. Pay attention to new developments in drug medicine; identify learning objectives; find out about new research before it finds you. In residency, always remember you\'re part of the team. Be an ambassador for osteopathic medicine; show the world what it means to serve the masses. Be humble, because humility expands knowledge. And never forget that you can always reach out to your TouroCOM professors. 
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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.