Touro’s Colleges of Pharmacy and Osteopathic Medicine always have a multi-cultural flare. But yesterday, you could really see it, even taste it.SNPhA (Student National Pharmaceutical Association) and SHA (Student Health Alliance) collaborated to host International Day at the College of Pharmacy and College of Osteopathic Medicine. Raising funds for their respective organizations the event also helps to promote cultural awareness. And who doesn’t like to taste new dishes from around the world and see a fashion show of native wear (or dress up in your native country’s dress)
On Sunday April 29 the first annual “Battle of Supremacy” Basketball game went down between Touro College of Pharmacy and Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Several TouroCOM professors and students attended Harlem’s first ever Holistic Health Day. Drs. Delbridge and Weston, Ms. Beauplan and Ms. Sommerville, were in attendance.
On April 20th TouroCOM hosted its Spring Health Fair. Residents of Harlem and beyond came for a free-of-charge blood pressure, HIV and diabetes testing. The event was well received, and approximately 150 people attended.
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.