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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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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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Weeks before their graduation, two TouroCOM Middletown DO students spent a week in April helping the poor in El Salvador.
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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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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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Why Medicine Baraa\'s father is an interventional cardiologist. “My father is my inspiration,” he said. “He was the Bill Nye of our house and developed my passion for science.”
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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 Monday, May 16th, the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Harlem Class of 2018 celebrated their White Coat Ceremony, marking the students’ transition from their preclinical to clinical medical training at the end of their second year of study. The event drew parents, Touro faculty and deans, community members and friends, to the New York Academy of Medicine.
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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. 
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The story begins with Edward Qian, OMS2, who’s been gardening since he was a kid. In his hometown of Hinsdale, a quiet suburb of Chicago, his father (a former carpenter who taught him “to build everything from scratch”) maintained a bountiful garden with cucumbers, tomatoes, and soybeans.