First year Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) student, Varsha Venkatakrishna, writes about her recent mission to Guatemala, where the she and fellow TouroCOM students ran clinics for underserved populations.
As a twelve-year-old, Dr. Stephanie Zeszutek witnessed her father having a heart attack. “I felt pretty helpless at the time,” recalled Dr. Zeszutek, who grew up in Orange County, NY. “I wished I knew more.”
TouroCOM student Justin Chin was recognized for his work on behalf of the Asian Pacific Islander American community with this year’s TouroCOM Harlem Student DO of the Year.
Before she entered osteopathic medical school, Lauren Fleig wanted to understand what life was like for the patients she eventually planned to serve. A graduate of Temple University, Fleig spent five years working in the social work field, visiting poverty-stricken elderly residents in the area.
Immediately after finishing his residency in 2010, Dr. Fernando Bruno was drafted into the Brazilian army.
The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine hosted its first national conference this fall at its Harlem campus. The 2018 Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) National Student Conference, “At the Intersection of Power: Communities in Crossfire,” drew dozens of socially conscious medical students from around the country and speakers from around the globe to discuss health crises and how physicians advocate for policy change.
Reason he enlisted: Former Sergeant Nicholas Hoffmann enlisted in the Marines for two reasons: his father served so it was something he always considered and after witnessing the atrocities of September 11, 2001, he felt like it was something he needed to do.
Reason he enlisted: Former Corps of Engineer Captain David Yens enlisted in the army after growing up as a self-described Army brat as his father served as an Army doctor for several years.
TouroCOM-Middletown Student Dana Golden (OMS-II) highlights what she hopes to learn and contribute to the medical field while serving her country.
Dr. Joyce Brown, Director of Simulation and the Vice Chair of TouroCOM Middletown’s Department of Primary Care, always knew what she wanted to become a doctor. Her job at TouroCOM was the combination of all her interests.