On March 9, 2016, TouroCOM-Middletown’s Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) in conjunction with Sigma Sigma Phi (SSP) and the Research Interest Club hosted TouroCOM-Middletown's first annual Research Poster Symposium. Organized by the SOMA Research Committee (Janki Shah and Alice Jiang) the event featured fifteen presentations (see sidebar). Faculty judges included Dr. Jeffrey Karpen, PhD, Dr. Cheryl Rosenfeld, DO, and Dr. Stephanie Zeszutek, D.O.
Dr. Susan Milani, Chair of the OMM Department at TouroCOM, discovered osteopathic medicine through a unique route: professional dancing.
Teaching medical students and operating a simulation lab is enough to keep someone on their toes, but for Dr. David Colbourne, Medical Simulation Specialist in the Department of Primary Care at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, that is just one of the many responsibilities he carries. Dr. Colbourne also logs 16 hours of paramedic work with the NYC 911 system on weekends, trains paramedics, and mentors students regularly. At the heart of his multifaceted personality is his commitment to inspire adolescents—both at his home base at Touro, and across the country—to become the next generation of doctors.
As the inaugural class at TouroCOM-Middletown finishes up their second year of medical school, preparing to take their board exams and head out to hospitals and rotations for their third and fourth years, they will be accompanied by homemade gift bags—courtesy of their underclassmen.
On Sunday, March 13, DO candidates hosted a volunteer health fair at HONORehg (Helping Others Needing Our Resources - formerly Emergency Housing Group), a homeless shelter located in Middletown, NY.
On Friday, March 11th, the Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) and the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Harlem hosted their biannual health fair.
When Gabrielle Rozenberg heard she was selected as TouroCOM-Harlem’s Student D.O. of the Year, she was “both extremely honored and humbled.”
This past Friday, fifteen D.O. students from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Middletown boarded a bus heading to Smith Clove Elementary School in Woodbury, New York. As members of TouroCOM-Middletown’s Pediatrics Interest Group, they came armed with crayons, stethoscopes, and blood-pressure cuffs.
Before medicine, Clark Johnsen, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Harlem ‘18, was an actor on Broadway.
It was the usual scene for a Friday afternoon at the corner of 137th and Edgecombe in Harlem, NY: more than one hundred Senegalese residents milled around the sidewalks in front of the Murid Islamic Community in America Mosque. Their afternoon service just completed, the prayer-goers—the men in long robes, the women in colorful head scarves and dresses—were rolling up their prayer mats from the sidewalk. Meanwhile, street vendors hawked their wares (sandwiches, watches, cut-up mango, headsets) in Senegalese.