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TouroCOM News

Looking Beyond the Addiction

October 11, 2013

As a participant in the Summer Institute for Medical Students in the Betty Ford Institute, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) student Kseniya Svyatets got an insider’s look into the world of addiction.

"I'm a DO, that's what we do, we touch people."

August 26, 2013

On July 1 our 2013 Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine graduates, newly minted doctors, entered the halls of the halls of the hospitals where

they are interning. They're already making a difference.  Here's one difference Dr. Karen Schugt's, TouroCOM Class of 2013, has made.

A Wet Welcome

August 13, 2013

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine's (TouroCOM) second and third year students already knew the score, but first years were sufficiently warned: Attend the Welcome Back BBQ and prepare to have fun – and get soaked. Every year our Student Government Association hosts a block party on 124th street with good eats, music and the eagerly anticipated water fight between students and faculty. It's an opportunity for first years to get to know each other and their upperclassmen. Between water balloons, water guns and the dunk tank, we all got into the spirit and splashed around in celebration of the upcoming year. 

Winning the Lottery

August 06, 2013

(by: Patty Nunez, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine  2014)

To the TouroCOM Class of 2017: Breathe

August 06, 2013

As the Class of 2013 were heading out from the halls of TouroCOM and heading to the halls of the hospitals where they would be interning, they took a few minutes to leave the Class of 2017 with some of the things they learned during their time at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM). Welcome Class of 2017!

100 Percent of TouroCOM's 2013 Graduates Placed in Residency Programs

July 26, 2013

Harlem, N.Y. - The entire 2013 graduating class of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem was placed in residency programs, with about half matched to primary care residencies, a key mission of the school. The graduates, who received their DO degrees in June, matched to many of the most prestigious residency programs in the country.

Treating Injured in Aftermath of Boston Explosions

April 16, 2013

It was almost 3 P.M. on Monday and Martin Levine, DO, associate dean and professor of family medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), was on Boylston Street in Boston, in front of “Tent A,” the main medical tent where runners are treated after they finish the marathon. He had been in the tent helping the athletes and had left to find other runners he could assist.  Suddenly Dr. Levine heard an explosion, felt its concussive force, looked in the direction of the blast and saw a plume of white smoke about a half block away.  He yelled into the tent to make room for casualties, and proceeded toward the blast when a second one went off. 

TouroCOM Wins at AAO

April 10, 2013

Amanda Lucashu, TouroCOM '15, won 4th place in the A. Hollis Wolf Case Competition as part of the AAO Convocation in Orlando, FL. Her case was about the use of OMT (Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment) in hypertension.

Balancing Act

February 20, 2013

We all wake up some mornings feeling jaded. Most of us reach points in our careers when we ponder whether the exhaustion and long hours are worth it, if we should change direction and settle into an occupation that’s less totally consuming. Peter Lee, a 2012 graduate of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (he was selected as class speaker by his peers) and current ER resident at New Jersey’s Morristown Medical Center, follows a simple philosophy to help smooth out the work week’s rough edges: balance. Specifically, a balance of medicinal intellect, spiritual consolation and personal fulfillment.

AMA Student Advocacy

February 12, 2013

TouroCOM students advocated for policies addressing loan debt and caps on residency, both issues of concern for medical students, as they took part in this year's AMA Student Advocacy Day.