TouroCOM News

The Real Story: Inside a COVID-19 ICU

November 17, 2020

The “first wave” may be behind us, but New Yorkers are steeling themselves as the coronavirus resurgence hits. When the pandemic swept NYC in the spring, Dr. Michael Erickson, TouroCOM Harlem ‘15 and Chief General Surgery Resident at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, Queens, had completed a fellowship in surgical critical care/burns and was spending his time doing surgeries. St. John’s was the first hospital in the borough with a positive COVID-19 patient, and was hit hard. Everyone had to adapt, and Dr. Erickson’s duties shifted overnight to caring for coronavirus patients in a sealed, 10-bed COVID-19 ICU. Now the national “DO of the Year” is back in the OR, reflecting on the experience and lessons learned as infections rise again.

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Veteran Spotlight: Ben Olsen

November 10, 2020

As Veterans Day approaches, we spoke with TouroCOM Harlem student and Marine veteran Ben Olsen on why he enlisted, the military awards he received for his service, and why he's passionate about osteopathic medicine.

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Veteran Spotlight: Pritish Sahoo

November 09, 2020

As Veterans Day approaches, we caught up with Army veteran, and medical student on the TouroCOM Harlem campus, Pritish Sahoo, on why he enlisted, where he served, and more.

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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Awards First Ever Sullivan 180 Medical Scholarship

October 05, 2020

Middletown, New York – Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) has announced the recipient of the newly established Sullivan 180 Medical Scholarship Program. This award promotes the practice of medicine in underserved areas by offering tuition assistance to a TouroCOM Middletown student who has demonstrated financial need, outstanding academic work and dedication to improving the health of the local community.

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TouroCOM Honored for Diversity and Inclusion

October 01, 2020

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine today received the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for its outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The announcement marks the third time the school has received the award, bestowed annually by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

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TouroCOM Middletown Student Wins Prestigious Shelly Arnstein Minority Scholarship

September 18, 2020

TouroCOM Middletown OMS II Lynn Allyssa Désiré, MS, MPH, is the 2020 recipient of the Shelly Arnstein Minority Scholarship. The award is given by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) to two underrepresented minority students either entering medical school or continuing their medical education. The award is named after Arnstein, a groundbreaking scholar in the field of participatory decision making and a past executive director of AACOM.

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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Receives STEM Award

August 19, 2020

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (TouroCOM) highly successful after-school science enrichment program for high school students, MedAchieve, is the recipient of the 2020 “Inspiring Programs in STEM Award” from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

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Touro Alumni Launch Scholarship for Students

July 22, 2020

A deserving student at TouroCOM Harlem will receive a free year of UWorld Medical Board Prep thanks to a generous scholarship fund launched by TouroCOM alumni.

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“Serving in My Community is an Honor”

July 17, 2020

As a child growing up in Long Island, OMS IV Hector Zelaya noticed a specific dynamic whenever he or his siblings needed to visit the doctor.

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A Picture of Health

July 06, 2020

Most doctors have busy lives. Dr. Neha Sharma has more than one. Not only does she serve as chief hospitalist at Ascension Seton Williamson Hospital in Austin, Texas, she is also a medical contributor for local television news, on-air commentator, surgeon’s wife and mother of a two-year-old daughter.

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