Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine today received the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for its outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The announcement marks the third time the school has received the award, bestowed annually by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
TouroCOM Middletown OMS II Lynn Allyssa Désiré, MS, MPH, is the 2020 recipient of the Shelly Arnstein Minority Scholarship. The award is given by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) to two underrepresented minority students either entering medical school or continuing their medical education. The award is named after Arnstein, a groundbreaking scholar in the field of participatory decision making and a past executive director of AACOM.
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (TouroCOM) highly successful after-school science enrichment program for high school students, MedAchieve, is the recipient of the 2020 “Inspiring Programs in STEM Award” from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
A deserving student at TouroCOM Harlem will receive a free year of UWorld Medical Board Prep thanks to a generous scholarship fund launched by TouroCOM alumni.
As a child growing up in Long Island, OMS IV Hector Zelaya noticed a specific dynamic whenever he or his siblings needed to visit the doctor.
Most doctors have busy lives. Dr. Neha Sharma has more than one. Not only does she serve as chief hospitalist at Ascension Seton Williamson Hospital in Austin, Texas, she is also a medical contributor for local television news, on-air commentator, surgeon’s wife and mother of a two-year-old daughter.
OMS II Abigail Dominguez-Trujillo is TouroCOM Middletown’s Student DO of the Year.
Pearl Myers, MD, and Oana Rosenthal, MS, were awarded the Teacher of the Year Award by TouroCOM Middletown. Teachers are nominated via anonymous poll and recipients with the most nominations are given to a selection committee to make the final decision. Dr. Myers was selected by the second-year students and Professor Rosenthal was chosen by the first-year students.
Luis Vidal, PhD, said that the best compliment he ever received from a student initially seemed like an insult. A student in the TouroCOM Master’s program wasn’t accepted into the DO program, but asked Dr. Vidal to help prepare her for interviews at other schools.
Geoffrey Eaton, Director of Community Affairs & Diversity for the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Harlem campus, shares thoughts on the murder of George Floyd and how Touro students can effect change.