On March 20, TouroCOM Harlem and TouroCOM Middletown students celebrated taking the next step in their medical journey as they matched to their medical residency programs. The challenging circumstances brought on by the coronavirus epidemic meant there was no big school-wide celebration this year, but even that couldn't dim the excitement of this milestone moment. Keeping in mind social distancing and precautionary measures, students held small—and online—celebrations and the joyful tears and smiles and screams were shared with family and friends. The class continued TouroCOM’s strong tradition of high match rates—with more than 96 percent of students matching into graduate medical education programs.
TouroCOM Middletown students are continuing in their effort to help keep Orange County safe from the spread of the coronavirus.
Many residents at the Harlem Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on W. 138th St. either don’t have family or can’t be with them... and many are at high risk for infection. But each resident has a tablet, preloaded with the ability to video chat, so last week, TouroCOM Harlem students joined them on Skype for individual chats, showing their eagerness to help during COVID-19. More sessions are slated for the coming weeks, and our compassionate students are eager to participate.
Q&A with Dr. Conrad Fischer Infectious Disease Specialist and Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Pharmacology, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Harlem
When Orange County needed help dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, medical students at TouroCOM Middletown were ready and there.
Jemima “Mima” Akinsanya, DO, (TouroCOM Harlem, ’16) is the recipient of the inaugural TouroCOM Alumni Service Award.
Dr. Neha Sharma, Chief Hospitalist at Ascension Seton Williamson hospital in Austin, Texas who also works as a medical journalist and commentator while raising a family.
Nine students and one faculty member from TouroCOM Middletown learned about the challenges the homeless population faces during a mission to New York City.
Does the misuse of legal pharmaceuticals lead to arrest?
TouroCOM Middletown student Benjamin Araki spent his summer in The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Emergency Medicine Research Training Program. The prestigious program pairs medical students with researchers from Mount Sinai and provides didactic lessons dedicated to designing research projects, ethical considerations of research and emergency clinical medicine. Students are also expected to present on their research progress each week and on their findings at the end of the program.