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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Breaks Record with Underrepresented Minorities

August 07, 2018
Class of 2022 Launched with Highest Number of URMs in Harlem School’s History

New York, N.Y. -- On Monday, July 30, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) welcomed the Class of 2022 with a record-breaking number of underrepresented minorities (URMs). Of the 135 students in the class, 37 – over 27 percent of the class - are URMs.

Inaugural Class of TouroCOM Middletown Celebrates First Commencement

June 04, 2018
Orange County’s Only Medical School Issues Diplomas to 117 New Doctors; Graduates to Complete Residency Programs and Continue Service to Underserved Communities

MIDDLETOWN, NY – Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Middletown conferred diplomas upon 117 candidates for the doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) degree. The students, representing TouroCOM’s first graduating class, completed a rigorous four-year medical education and earned the tenth highest scores in the country on their first licensing examination (COMLEX-1).Graduates will complete residency programs at leading hospitals including New York Presbyterian, the Cleveland Clinic and Orange Regional Medical Center.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Celebrates Sixth Commencement

May 31, 2018
“Be a GOOD Doctor” Advises Kevin C. O’Connor, DO, in Keynote Address - “Love your Patients. Collaborate with your Patient Care Team”

New York, N.Y. - At a celebratory gathering that included bagpipes, an electric piano and a flutist, the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) conferred diplomas upon 126 members of the Class of 2018 on May 29th at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. The mood dominating the ceremonies was one of joy, optimism, excitement, and especially gratitude – for the support of families, friends, loved ones, faculty, administration and others who helped and encouraged the graduates during medical school.

Announcing the Tracy Tam Memorial Alumni Award for Compassion

March 29, 2018
Honoring Dr. Tracy Tam, DO, Class of 2013

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is pleased to announce the introduction of the Dr. Tracy Tam Memorial Alumni Award for Compassion.  The Award is in memory of Tracy Sin-Yee Tam, DO, TouroCOM Class of 2013, who died in the tragic shooting at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in June 2017.

“Trauma Day” at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

March 26, 2018
Minority Students in High School Enrichment Program “Med-Achieve” Learn How to Become First Responders and Save “Patients” in Simulated Train Wreck

New York, N.Y.  Against the backdrop of sirens blaring from a YouTube video showing emergency vehicles stuck in a New York City traffic jam, about 50 high school students in an after school program at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine last week learned how to help patients with life-threatening injuries survive a simulated train wreck.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Honors Founders and TouroCOM-Harlem Community Advisory Board

December 11, 2017
10th Anniversary Gala at Schomburg Raises Scholarship Funds for Underrepresented Minorities

New York, N.Y. – December 11, 2017 – Harlem community leaders and Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) founders and their supporters packed the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem Wednesday night to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the school’s opening in Harlem and their joint efforts to educate underrepresented minorities (URMs). All proceeds from the Gala will go towards funding additional scholarships for URMs.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Grads Serve Underserved

November 16, 2017
10th Anniversary Event at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to Benefit Underrepresented Minority Students, Honor Harlem Leaders and School Founders

New York, N.Y. – Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem is holding a Tenth Anniversary Gala at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on December 6th at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the launch of the school and contributions of its founders, who opened it in 2007 in Harlem with a mission to educate underrepresented minorities (URMs) and serve the underserved.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine to Hold Gala

October 03, 2017
10th Anniversary Event at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to Benefit Underrepresented Minority Students, Honor Harlem Leaders and School Founders

New York, N.Y.Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) is holding a Tenth Anniversary Gala on December 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. The Gala is celebrating the building of the school and the contributions of its founders, who opened it in 2007 with a mission to educate underrepresented minorities (URMs) and serve the underserved.

Dr. David Forstein Appointed Dean at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

September 13, 2017
New Dean, A Leader in Osteopathic Medical Education, Takes the Helm

New York, New York— David Forstein, DO, FACOOG, was appointed as the third dean of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), Alan Kadish, MD, president of the Touro College and University System announced today.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Awards Top Honor to Payal Aggarwal for Service, Leadership, Research and Dedication

July 11, 2017
“Student DO of the Year” to Pursue Dream of Pediatric Oncology

New York, N.Y. – When Payal Aggarwal, DO, was just six years old she visited her grandfather in India in the hospital. He had cancer and she told him the experience of their visits made her want to become a doctor when she grew up. “He said nothing would make him happier,” Aggarwal recalled in a recent interview.