Members of the TouroCOM family travelled with Dean Goldberg to Washington D.C. on March 28th to meet with legislators, as part of AACOM’s COM Day on Capitol Hill.
The SAOAO (Student American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics) participated in a saw bone event with Dr. Steven Shamash, an osteopathic orthopedic surgeon who practices in Northern New Jersey. Representatives from Stryker, a manufacturer of medical and orthopedic products, were there to supply the saw bones and drilling equipment. Students learned how to fixate a fracture, and drill screws and plates into fractured bones, as well as different approaches to transverse and oblique fractures.
TouroCOM students-Rachel Juchnowski OMS1, Jennifer Chovitch OMS1, and Angelene Elliott OMS2 -participated in the ACOFP (American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians) conference in Kissimmee, FL. Here students met with Shrek and Co. as well as learned different techniques in family medicine.
Third year medical student Karen Schught continues to mentor the junior high school students she taught, from across the country.
Several TouroCOM students volunteered at Harlem Children’s Zone “Walk it out” event on Saturday March 24. “Walk it out” is a program designed to promote healthy lifestyles in Harlem. Students that participated included: Azuka Onye, Eguono Eduvie, Catrina LeBlanc, Orlando Thomas, and Anastasia Clervil.
The Pediatrics Club organized a presentation for a group of students at a local Harlem elementary school where they discussed and educated the students on nutrition, asthma and the importance of exercise.
TouroCOM dean, Dr. Goldberg, and TouroCOM students Raphael Jaramillo OMS-I, Johanna Javier OMS-I, Ali Abdallah OMS-II, Hunter Vincent OMS-I, Theo Youn OMS-I, Oday Abdallah OMS-III and Eva Li OMS-II attended DO Day on the Hill.
Some of the students shared their thoughts on DO Day.
TouroCOM student Kelly Joy Valignota presented her summer research on stroke rehabilitation - that was grant sponsored by the AAP (Association of Academic Physiatrists) and NYU Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation at the 2012 AAP Annual Meeting. Prior to travelling to Las Vegas for the meeting, Kelly gave a practice presentation at TouroCOM.
Getting ready for a career in surgery or emergency medicine? Then enter the Cadaver Lab, an annual event for third and fourth year students to TouroCOM students attended the NJRMEC Cadaver Lab which is intended to discuss and practice different procedures.