TouroCOM News

A Surprise Wedding Proposal at TouroCOM Middletown’s White Coat Ceremony

August 06, 2019

The ceremony to don his white coat was an especially important milestone for TouroCOM Middletown student Odolphe Augustin. Donning his white coat symbolically marked his entering into the medical profession as a first-year medical student. And, Augustin, who dreamed of being a doctor since he was five, also planned to ask his longtime girlfriend, KeyAna Zoe, to marry him.

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Cultural Competency

June 19, 2019

“If you aren’t a culturally sensitive health care provider, there’s a good chance you won’t get to the bottom of a patient’s problem,” says Dr. Jeffrey Gardere, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Medicine, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM). Dr. Gardere and Dr. Joyce Addo-Atuah of Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) are co-leading a relatively new interdisciplinary course, “Cultural Competency in Health Care.” 

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“A Burden I Want to Carry”

May 30, 2019

One-hundred and twelve second-year osteopathic medical school students from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Harlem took the next step in their medical careers when they donned their white coats on May 14. Having completed their two years of pre-clinical education, they will begin rotations as third year student-doctors on July 1.

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Giving Hope

May 09, 2019

TouroCOM alumnus Kevin Wong is one of only ten pediatric interventional radiology fellows in the country and is the last person in his graduating class (class of 2012) to complete his training. As a pediatric interventional radiologist, Wong utilizes imaging techniques alongside cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in children.

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“Teaching Was Not on the Table for Me”

May 02, 2019

Dr. Stacey L. Fanning, Ph.D., is TouroCOM Harlem’s 2019 Frank Gray Teacher of the Year. Dr. Fanning, an assistant professor and course director for immunology, said the award was especially meaningful for her, given that she deliberately decided against becoming a teacher during her undergraduate studies.

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A Thousand White Coats on Capitol Hill

April 17, 2019

On March 4, 75 TouroCOM Harlem medical students hopped on to two coach buses to explore another element of the medical profession: advocacy.

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Everyone Can Play

March 26, 2019

Close to 50 children from the Middletown and surrounding areas enjoyed a day of sports activities thanks to TouroCOM Middletown students as part of the school’s “Everyone Can Play” initiative at the YMCA of Middletown on Feb. 17.

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From Harlem to Antigua on Winter Break

February 21, 2019

First year Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) student, Varsha Venkatakrishna, writes about her recent mission to Guatemala, where the she and fellow TouroCOM students ran clinics for underserved populations.

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Helping Her Hometown

January 14, 2019

As a twelve-year-old, Dr. Stephanie Zeszutek witnessed her father having a heart attack. “I felt pretty helpless at the time,” recalled Dr. Zeszutek, who grew up in Orange County, NY. “I wished I knew more.”

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“We Can Do Better”

January 14, 2019

TouroCOM student Justin Chin was recognized for his work on behalf of the Asian Pacific Islander American community with this year’s TouroCOM Harlem Student DO of the Year.

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