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Before leaving the halls of TouroCOM and the streets of Harlem for internships and residencies across the country, the graduating doctors of 2014 sat down to offer the incoming class some words of wisdom and share some of what they\'ve learned on their journey through med school.
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Kriege can trace his love of science back to a single teacher, Mrs. Brenda Kuphall. “Her passion for science inspired me,” he said. As an undergraduate he worked at the Visible Heart Lab at the University of Minnesota where he worked at reanimating human and swine hearts. “Hearts are quite slippery,” he said, adding that a beating hart is incredibly strong and powerful. Kriege spent his gap year working in research and development at AtriCure, a surgical ablation company. He has several patents pending and plans on either becoming an orthopedic surgeon or a cardiothoracic surgeon.
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As part of their Scrubs for Cubs program, The Pediatrics Club headed by Jackie Rodriguez, Kaitlyn Piatt, Niva Shah, Raza Ashraf and faculty advisor Dr. Sushama Rich, organized an amazing day for PS 197 on May 21. The kids got to spend some time in the anatomy lab learning about the human brain and other parts of the body. It was a great experience to get a local school really interested in science and it was a perfect way to reach out to the future of medicine! They were a really great group of kids!
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Born in the Philippines but raised in Nigeria and Argentina, Kessiena Aya grew up surrounded by family members who were doctors. “From an early age, I was privileged to gain insight into the rewards and unique challenges of a career as a physician. So becoming a doctor was a natural fit for me.”
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Why Medicine During her senior year of high school, Neeti shadowed a number of people in the healthcare field. She knew she wanted to be a doctor after shadowing a pediatrician who worked in an under-served area. “I could see how much impact the doctor had on families,” she said.
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On July 24, the 135 members of TouroCOM Middletown’s class of 2021 donned their white coats and began their medical school career. We spoke with several members of the new class about their backgrounds, their journey to medical school and why they chose to join the TouroCOM family.
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Why Medicine "I actually wanted to be a vet, but then I took a class in human anatomy and became fascinated by the human body."
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Why Medicine "Medicine gives me the opportunity to be a leader and an agent of change. I did advocacy work as an undergrad and while getting my Masters of Public Health. Towards the last couple of years, I worked with survivors of sexual violence and women who didn’t feel safe on campus and in their communities. Through medicine there’s a greater ability to create change. I feel, that as a doctor, you are able to provide people with a platform to voice their opinions."
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Why Medicine "My father is a physician, so I started exploring the medical field early on. It really grabbed me. I found it fascinating how the human body works and I wanted to dedicate myself to helping others."
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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine student Erawadi Singh is used to pulling an all-nighter before each of her weekly exams on Sunday. But she isn’t up because she needs to study; she’s staying up all night to make sure her schoolmates don’t panic in the often nerve-wracking first two years of medical school.