Mayor Eric Adams implored underrepresented minority student doctors-in-training at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem to “be bold enough to take heathcare in a new direction” when they become practicing physicians.
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Harlem held its 13th biannual health fair on April 14, a warm, sunny afternoon that brought hundreds of community members to the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building Plaza, where they engaged with a wide range of free services and resources.
Are you looking for a medical career that lets you make a significant difference in patients’ lives — but doesn’t require you to go to medical school? As a pathologists’ assistant, which requires a master’s degree, you’ll be instrumental in providing patients with answers about their health and giving doctors the information they need to create treatment plans and save lives.
This semester, 18-year-old Kylee Rivas has been able to hold a human heart and brain; maneuver an ultrasound machine to view kidneys, hearts and bladders; and practice saving a life with CPR techniques. She also presented a medical case to her high school peers “Grand Rounds” style—mimicking what medical students do while training on the hospital floors.
The world is full of talented artists and accomplished physicians – but how many successfully combine the two, excelling at both?
Every day, Dr. Chaim Poper’s patients face a bewildering array of complications caused by chronic conditions such as ALS, MS, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s Disease. For his patients, Dr. Poper, the long-term care director for Ezras Choilim in Monroe, NY, has two goals: to ensure a stable quality of life and—especially given the pandemic—to keep his patients in their homes and out of the hospital.
Sarah Loftus, OMS-II at TouroCOM Middletown, is a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army and president of the school’s Armed Forces Medical Club. Recently she organized and moderated a well—attended webinar for students with NASA Astronaut and Colonel Andrew Morgan, an astronaut on the International Space Station. They explored how a medical career in the military can be rewarding and propel physicians into space. We discussed with Sarah her interest in medicine and military service.
Last summer, TouroCOM Middletown twins Kimberly and Bridget Brafi were excited to be starting the school’s DO and master’s programs, respectively. But there was a wrinkle: they needed permission to skip orientation because they’d already committed to hosting a mentoring session in Virginia for youth on the topic of career readiness.
In November, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Middletown student Simal Ali, OMS-II, was recognized by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine for her efforts in promoting the field. She launched a lifestyle medicine campus interest group earlier this year that now has over 110 members.
Community health fairs hosted and staffed by Harlem’s Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) attracted people of all ages and colors for health screenings and education recently.