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Fourteen students from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Middletown spent a week learning first-hand about the health challenges of developing nations while visiting Nicaragua in June. 
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Why Medicine "I want to keep myself challenged throughout my schooling and throughout my career. I want help people."
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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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Born to Serbian parents in Arizona, Ana Michunovich often accompanied her parents to their former hometown on family vacations. It was the buildup of these family trips that convinced her to choose medicine: “Seeing some of the areas that didn\'t have access to proper healthcare, and comparing that to what I saw in the United States, made a huge impact on my decision to become a doctor,” she says.
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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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For the two American doctors, their Haitian counterparts and Touro College of Medicine (TouroCOM) Harlem medical student Maxwell Horowitz, there was little they could do for the suffering woman. The cancer in her abdomen had metastasized with physical properties, emerging as a white mass out of her stomach.
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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 "I have a love of science and want to help people."
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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."