During the beginning of April I had the opportunity to travel to Nigeria with my mother to go visit family members.
by: Chukwuma Pius-Nwagwu, P4
TouroCOM students volunteer their time to assist in the “Harlem Heart Healthy Workshop Series”.
First years from TouroCOM traveled to Albany to lobby for their profession. They met with Senators and Assembly Members from different New York districts to ensure they have the appropriate knowledge to make informed decisions regarding osteopathic medicine legislation.
TouroCOM was one of the sponsors of the 2nd Annual Urban Health Conference which took place at Harlem Hospital on March 28.
Members of the TouroCOM family travelled with Dean Goldberg to Washington D.C. on March 28th to meet with legislators, as part of AACOM’s COM Day on Capitol Hill.
The SAOAO (Student American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics) participated in a saw bone event with Dr. Steven Shamash, an osteopathic orthopedic surgeon who practices in Northern New Jersey. Representatives from Stryker, a manufacturer of medical and orthopedic products, were there to supply the saw bones and drilling equipment. Students learned how to fixate a fracture, and drill screws and plates into fractured bones, as well as different approaches to transverse and oblique fractures.
TouroCOM students-Rachel Juchnowski OMS1, Jennifer Chovitch OMS1, and Angelene Elliott OMS2 -participated in the ACOFP (American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians) conference in Kissimmee, FL. Here students met with Shrek and Co. as well as learned different techniques in family medicine.
Third year medical student Karen Schught continues to mentor the junior high school students she taught, from across the country.
Several TouroCOM students volunteered at Harlem Children’s Zone “Walk it out” event on Saturday March 24. “Walk it out” is a program designed to promote healthy lifestyles in Harlem. Students that participated included: Azuka Onye, Eguono Eduvie, Catrina LeBlanc, Orlando Thomas, and Anastasia Clervil.
The Pediatrics Club organized a presentation for a group of students at a local Harlem elementary school where they discussed and educated the students on nutrition, asthma and the importance of exercise.