TouroCOM News

Annual Brazil Conference Addresses Health Issues for First Time

June 18, 2020

TouroCOM Middletown Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Pathology Fernando P. Bruno, M.D., MPH recently co-moderated “Present and Future Health of Brazil”, a panel discussion with Brazilian academics and health officials about health care in Brazil. The program was part of the 6th annual "Brazil Conference at Harvard & MIT", which convenes to talk about topics related to Brazilian politics, economy, culture and society. The panel marked the first time the conference hosted a discussion focused on health.

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“I Stand With My Community”

June 16, 2020

Dr. Smruti Desai, TouroCOM Harlem ’17, has been working nonstop since the pandemic began, helping patients and families of the Central Brooklyn community where she works as a third-year resident in emergency medicine. At both Kings County Hospital Center and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, she has seen how health disparities among the patient population have led the community to suffer some of the highest mortality rates in the country.

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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Harlem Holds Virtual Commencement

May 27, 2020

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Harlem held a virtual commencement ceremony Thursday for 139 graduates, 97 of whom technically graduated early. In the environment of a global pandemic, many were eager to volunteer their services or start their residencies ahead of the usual time.

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TouroCOM Middletown Holds Virtual Commencement

May 22, 2020

New York, N.Y. – Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Middletown held its third commencement Tuesday. This year, it was a special virtual event for its 135 new DOs and their friends and family who were invited to sign on to the recorded event from both near and afar.

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The TouroCOM Students Behind Behind Our Heroes

May 20, 2020

At the end of March, COVID-19 was ravaging everything in its path, and it seemed there was no end in sight. TouroCOM student Tamar York picked up the phone and dialed her friend and classmate Sarah Fahmy. “I have an idea,” York told Fahmy.

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Staying Healthy & Strong

May 05, 2020

The age-old saying of starve a cold and feed a fever has stuck through the ages. The classic saying suggests that a cold can be squashed with adequate food intake, while a fever will burn off faster if you are fasting. However, this adage could not be further from the truth. It turns out our bodies need calories while fighting an infection and nutrients to keep the immune system in tip-top shape.

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Healing in the Epicenter

April 20, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend lives throughout New York City, a TouroCOM alumna steps up to support her fellow healthcare heroes on the front lines.

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Med Students Graduate Early to Join the Front Lines in the Fight Against Coronavirus

April 13, 2020

Many of this year’s medical school graduates will have little time for reflection as they forgo a large ceremony in favor of rolling up their sleeves, donning masks and treating patients stricken by the coronavirus, in some cases 10 weeks early.

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Another Door Opens: Helping Out During COVID-19

April 07, 2020

When Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Harlem student Daniel Brady (OMM IV), received an e-mail from Dean David Forstein, DO, asking third- and fourth-year students if they would be interested in volunteering to screen for the coronavirus, Brady didn’t hesitate to say yes.

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TouroCOM Students Celebrate Match Results at Safe Distances

March 31, 2020

On March 20, TouroCOM Harlem and TouroCOM Middletown students celebrated taking the next step in their medical journey as they matched to their medical residency programs. The challenging circumstances brought on by the coronavirus epidemic meant there was no big school-wide celebration this year, but even that couldn't dim the excitement of this milestone moment. Keeping in mind social distancing and precautionary measures, students held small—and online—celebrations and the joyful tears and smiles and screams were shared with family and friends. The class continued TouroCOM’s strong tradition of high match rates—with more than 96 percent of students matching into graduate medical education programs.

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