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TouroCOM News

His Passion is One of a Kind

August 24, 2015

Michael Erickson, a fourth-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem, is finishing up his medical school training doing surgical rotations – mostly specializing in trauma and burn surgery – the field he has come to love.

A Summer to Garden

August 21, 2015

The story begins with Edward Qian, OMS2, who’s been gardening since he was a kid. In his hometown of Hinsdale, a quiet suburb of Chicago, his father (a former carpenter who taught him “to build everything from scratch”) maintained a bountiful garden with cucumbers, tomatoes, and soybeans. 

Welcome, TouroCOM Class of 2019!

July 30, 2015

Get involved in organizations, and create a social support group. Be aware of timelines, and reach out to professors, advisors, and contacts at your preferred clinical rotations. Come in with an open mind, and don't be afraid to pursue a different medical route than you initially expectedPut in that extra effort and work hard, but also take breaks. And always remember: This is an incredible honor. 

Fighting Infectious Disease

July 10, 2015

The 2014 outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, the most widespread in the history of the virus, has evolved into one of the gravest and most urgent medical concerns of our time. At Touro’s Colleges of Pharmacy (TCOP) and Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), professors are sharing with students their knowledge of and experiences with this virus, both clinically and via secondary research. Their goal? To publicize the importance of identifying precautions and seeking treatments for infectious diseases such as Ebola, and to inspire future healthcare leaders to pursue research in the field.

TouroCOM Graduates Land Bylines in Scientific Journals

July 07, 2015

At Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Harlem, many graduates are entering their residencies with a research article, or several, under their belts. Ana Michunovich, Moises Enghelberg, Kessiena Aya, and Michael Erickson—four graduates of the class of 2015, and all students of extracellular matrix biochemist and board-certified Anatomic Pathologist Dr. Robert Stern—speak about their published research, how they entered the field of medicine, and their education at TouroCOM. 

To the TouroCOM Class of 2015

June 27, 2015

Serve as a role model on the advice you're giving your patients. Be empathetic and sympathetic when listening to patient history. Pay attention to new developments in drug medicine; identify learning objectives; find out about new research before it finds you. In residency, always remember you're part of the team. Be an ambassador for osteopathic medicine; show the world what it means to serve the masses. Be humble, because humility expands knowledge. And never forget that you can always reach out to your TouroCOM professors. 

TouroCOM Administers Healthcare in Honduras

June 24, 2015

Students from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Middletown campus recently volunteered for the school’s Medical Brigade mission in Honduras, where they provided critical healthcare services to residents of underserved communities in Pedregal and Las Crucitas.  

Christine Miller Named TouroCOM-Middletown’s Student D.O. of the Year

June 22, 2015

She’s run six marathons and varsity cross-country. She’s an athlete, an author, a coder, a chemist, a teacher, a backpacker, a researcher, and a painter. She leads the Student Ambassador Program with fellow medical student Daniel Lee. And now, she’s TouroCOM-Middletown’s Student D.O. of the Year.

Class of 2017 Celebrates White Coat Ceremony

May 20, 2015

On May 18, 2015, the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Harlem held the class of 2017’s White Coat Ceremony—an official mark of a medical student’s transition from preclinical studies into clinical practice, the classroom to the hospital—at the New York Academy of Medicine in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

TouroCOM-Middletown Hosts First Annual Formal

May 18, 2015

On May 7, about 130 students and faculty of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Middletown celebrated the end of their first academic year at an elegant Spring Formal held at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, New York.