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)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During our winter break, seven of us TouroCOM students travelled to Kathmandu, Nepal, to volunteer at Sahid Memorial Hospital. After rotating through general, ICU, surgical/post-op and emergency wards at Sahid, we gained invaluable first-hand medical experience in a foreign environment.