In May of 2018, months before he started his first year of medical school, TouroCOM Harlem medical student Anthony Iuso presented a research abstract at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Conference in Nashville, TN.
Before starting his second year of medical school, Hamzah Ahmad spent the summer practicing what he learned during his first year of osteopathic school on a medical mission to Vietnam.
On July 22, members of TouroCOM Middletown’s Class of 2023 donned their white coats to symbolically mark the first step in their journey towards becoming medical professionals. The 134 members of the class were chosen out of a pool of 12,000 applicants. We spoke with six students about their journey to medical school and their hopes for their futures.
On July 25, members of TouroCOM Harlem’s Class of 2023 enjoyed a barbecue in Harlem’s Riverbank State Park as part of the orientation week activities. Students hung out, played frisbee and enjoyed a near perfect summer day. We spoke with seven students about their journey to medical school and their hopes for the future.
Alex Braun, M.D., and Tanchun Wang, MB, Ph.D., were selected as TouroCOM Middletown’s Teachers of the Year.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.