For medical students, summer is a valuable stretch of time ripe for participating in new learning experiences, internships, volunteering work, and of course, research. At Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, students on both the Harlem and Middletown campuses made the most of this past summer by participating in research programs that gave them in-depth exposure to various subspecialties of medicine. From bone marrow research to bioethics, cardiology to neonatology, read how several first- and second-year students researched their way through summer.
First-year students at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Harlem campus, and future doctors, ended their first semester orientation last week with a water fight and barbecue. Over hotdogs and hamburgers, students discussed why they chose medicine and what attracted them to TouroCOM’s Harlem campus.
On July 25, the 135 first-year students at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Middletown Campus began their medical careers in the most promising way possible: donning their white coats for the first time.
On July 25, students at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Middletown Campus donned their white coats for the first time, embarking on their medical school journey. The 135 students of the class of 2020 arrived from across the United States, Canada and China. We spoke with several about their decision to embark on a career in medicine and their reasons for choosing TouroCOM's Middletown Campus.
They hailed from different parts of the world – one from Nigeria and the other from Hawaii and Japan – and now some two decades later, they stood on stage at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on a recent June afternoon, sharing an honor bestowed by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) for community service they gladly provided during their four grueling years of medical school.
Long, sun filled days spent outside, vacations with family and friends, relaxing at the beach. These are only a few of the reasons that summer is the best time of year for so many of us. But while the summer can be glorious, it’s important to be aware of the health risks posed by the season.
Dr. Kenneth Steier, Founding Dean and Professor of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Middletown, New York, has been named Fellow of the national Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), a nonprofit organization comprised of 70 medical and osteopathic licensing and disciplinary boards throughout the United States.
On Monday, May 16th, the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Harlem Class of 2018 celebrated their White Coat Ceremony, marking the students’ transition from their preclinical to clinical medical training at the end of their second year of study. The event drew parents, Touro faculty and deans, community members and friends, to the New York Academy of Medicine.
After spending a few overnights at the Warming Station (a temporary winter shelter for the homeless, located in a church), Rebecca noticed that its residents lacked basic health information about themselves – “things like allergies, last blood pressure, eyesight, etc.” She began to ask around to see if there was a place that they had access to in order to get this information, and found that there was none.