TouroCOM News

“Medicine Is Its Own Language”

February 11, 2018

As the seven TouroCOM Harlem students watched, a Ghanian doctor performed a caesarian section on an expectant mother. After the newborn was safely delivered, the nurse held the baby up and repeated a refrain that the TouroCOM students and their professor heard several times in the week they visited the small village in Ghana.

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A New Way to Treat Strokes

February 11, 2018

A TouroCOM Harlem student presented a groundbreaking new approach to treating strokes at this year’s International Stroke Conference.

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Against the Odds: From High School to Medical School

January 25, 2018

Jordan McDonald, a freshman at St. Bonaventure University in Albany, New York, was accepted last year into a combined-degree program that grants talented high school seniors provisional acceptance into medical school. When he begins his sophomore year in the fall, he will decide where he wants to go to medical school. He hopes one day to become a neurosurgeon.

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TouroCOM Students Participate in NJ Health Fair

January 24, 2018

On November 19, 38 students from TouroCOM Middletown joined a host of doctors for a free health fair in Clifton, NJ. The fair, spearheaded by Dr. Nilank Shah, a professor at TouroCOM Middletown, along with several other doctors from NJ, offered indigent residents the chance to meet with medical specialists in a variety of fields.

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Part of the Healing Process

December 20, 2017

“When we see patients in the emergency room, we’re seeing them at their most vulnerable,” Dr. Peter Q. Lee (TouroCOM ’12) explained. “They are in their moment of greatest need.”

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TouroCOM Hosts Second Semi-Annual Tastes of the World Event

December 20, 2017

As a child in multicultural Queens, TouroCOM student Sarah Aly was used to eating foreign foods.

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Every Patient is Unique

November 21, 2017

"If you’re going into healthcare you need to know why you’re getting into it," said Supreeya Swarup, a member of TouroCOM’s first graduating class and a third-year cardiovascular disease fellow at Nassau University Medical Center. "We see our patients when they’re at their most vulnerable. Our goal every day is to show up and fight for our patients’ health."

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“I Had an Idea”

November 13, 2017

Estie Roth’s path to becoming a global health advocate began with a humbling realization.

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Practicing Rural Medicine

September 15, 2017

Five TouroCOM-Middletown students had an experience this summer that many medical professionals never receive: an immersive medical experience in a rural community.

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“I Want to Help Someone for the Rest of Their Lives”

August 17, 2017

Students hailing from both the tri-state area and considerably further celebrated their entrance to TouroCOM with a week-long orientation program concluding with a barbecue and a block party in Harlem. While the festivities were cut short by a rainstorm, students were happy to discuss their plans and their backgrounds. Students spoke about their desire to have a positive impact on the world and shared a fun fact about themselves.

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