Growing up, Omar Mirza’s life was filled with heroes.
Whether it’s his weekly volunteer sessions at a nearby homeless shelter, organizing student discount for board prep resources, raising funds for holiday toys for homeless children, making study guides or giving tours to prospective students, OMS II Johnny Truong has managed to make service to his peers and the community at large a priority during his time at TouroCOM Middletown. Which made him the obvious choice for this year’s TouroCOM Middletown Student DO of the Year.
Dr. Robert Stern, one of TouroCOM Harlem’s founding faculty members and a pillar of the school, died on May 3 from complications of leukemia.
TouroCOM Harlem student Oyinlola (Lola) Oshinowo is the recipient of the inaugural Tracy Tam Memorial Alumni Award for Compassion.
Weeks before their graduation, two TouroCOM Middletown DO students spent a week in April helping the poor in El Salvador.
“Who wants to see brains? Lungs?” Dr. Sushama Vallabhajosyula Rich called out, a question to which a remarkable number of hands answered by shooting up into the air.
OMS II Maliha Rahman said she chose to become a doctor after her uncle was diagnosed with cancer. Thanks to proper medical care, he survived and years later, he was able to join his niece as she donned her white coat as part of TouroCOM Harlem’s class of 2020.
One TouroCOM Harlem student wants to change the way doctors and medical students think about obesity.
More than 100 Students in TouroCOM’s Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences program celebrated their graduation on May 7. Though the ceremonies for 55 students at the TouroCOM Middletown campus and the 66 students at the TouroCOM Harlem campus were more than 50 miles apart, they shared the same sentiments: a sense of wonder and accomplishment and, for many students, an optimism for their future.
Sonu Sahni, M.D., the recipient of the 2018 TouroCOM Frank Gray Teacher of the Year Award, is known for a lecture he gives to first-year students.