This past Labor Day, the inaugural students of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Middletown Class of 2018 participated in their formal White Coat Ceremony, the culmination of a series of weekend-long celebrations commemorating the grand opening of the new TouroCOM campus in Middletown, New York.
In the spring of 2013, Jemima Akinsanya, then a first-year student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), was tutoring a local high school sophomore through MedAchieve, an after-school medical science enrichment program based in Harlem, when she had an insight. This young student was bright and ambitious; however, Akinsanya realized, perhaps she lacked a clear road map to achieve her goals.
SGA put on quite a soaker of a BBQ. The orientation barbecue was a huge success that left no one dry! Students, old and new got their only opportunity at soaking the Deans, their Faculty and supportive staff. Our grill masters made us amazing hamburgers and hot dogs and everyone had a great time.
Before leaving the halls of TouroCOM and the streets of Harlem for internships and residencies across the country, the graduating doctors of 2014 sat down to offer the incoming class some words of wisdom and share some of what they've learned on their journey through med school.
The leadership, staff and faculty of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine wish the class of 2014 well and remind them of some of the important things they should remember as they head out to the hospitals as physicians, but perhaps most of all, that TouroCOM is "always here for you".
At more than 10,000 feet above sea level, students at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) got their first taste of practicing medicine.
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.
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.
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.
(by: Patty Nunez, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine 2014)