Nonprofit national civic organization One Hundred Black Men (OHBM) recently presented a $2,500 contribution to Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)’s scholarship fund for Underrepresented Minority Students.
This winter break, Smruti Desai (OMS-II) organized a trip of fourteen first- and second- year Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM-Harlem) students to Narayana Health City in Bengaluru, India through TouroCOM’s International Medicine Club.
This past winter break, twelve TouroCOM students traveled on a ten-day medical service trip to Nicaragua through Global Brigades, a non-profit organization that sends volunteers to third-world countries to assist in improving health services.
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Thirty-five juniors and seniors from James I. O’Neill High School in Highland Falls, New York took a break from their AP Biology and AP Chemistry classes last week to visit the new medical college that recently opened approximately thirty-five miles from their school—Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Middletown.
In August 2009, Robert Stern, MD, joined the faculty of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem as a professor of pathology.
After slewing through midterms and OSCEs, students at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Middletown finally had a chance to relax during Student Wellness Day. Organized by a committee comprised of members of student services, the afternoon provided a range of fun and stress-relieving activities for the students, including massage therapy, yoga, Zumba classes, Reiki therapy, and games. In another room, students played with and petted certified therapy Bernese mountain dogs and puppies. En route to the different activities, students could also grab a healthy snack from the table of apples and bananas. The event ended with a raffle drawing, in which three lucky students won wellness baskets.
Two years ago, Dr. Robert Goldberg, executive dean of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)–Harlem, held a small fundraiser for friends in New Jersey, raising approximately $27,000 for the TouroCOM Fund for Underrepresented Minority Students. But members of TouroCOM’s voluntary Community Advisory Board said that the sum wasn’t enough to make a dent in financial obligations of students at the medical school, and asked if Dr. Goldberg could find a way to increase the amount of scholarships to really “make a difference.”
The students who spearheaded the endeavor, Neomal Muthumala and Sam Sirotnikov, said that they wanted to do something that would help Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine remember their inaugural class. A tree, they said, would be perfect.
If you walked into Lecture Hall-1 at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) on November 10th, you probably wouldn’t recognize anything out of the ordinary. Students sat in their lecture seats, listening attentively to a detailed PowerPoint presentation on the musculoskeletal system, which was followed by lectures on the nervous and circulatory systems. Occasionally, someone raised his or her hand to ask a question, give a comment, or clarify an idea. Yet what was different about this particular scene was that the students weren’t actually in medical school—they were in high school.