TouroCOM News

“Serving in My Community is an Honor”

July 17, 2020

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.

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A Picture of Health

July 06, 2020

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.

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“I Never Thought I Could Become a Doctor”

July 02, 2020

OMS II Abigail Dominguez-Trujillo is TouroCOM Middletown’s Student DO of the Year.

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Outstanding Teachers and Educators: TouroCOM Middletown Names Teachers of the Year

July 02, 2020

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.

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"A Bit of Knowledge that No One Else Knows"

June 29, 2020

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.

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"First Steps on the Journey Towards Justice"

June 22, 2020

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.

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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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