Fall Into Health at Touro

Date: December 13, 2012
Media Contact:

Barbara Franklin
Director of Communications
212-463-0400 x5530

New York, N.Y. – Student from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem taking blood pressure at the school’s recent annual Fall Health Fair.

Held in the fall and spring, the fairs are part of the school’s community outreach and are coordinated by the students as part of their training. Attendees from the local community were provided with free flu shots, blood pressure screenings, diabetes screenings, BMI screenings, bone marrow registry and one-on-one health-related counseling, including facts on nutrition and exercise. TouroCOM was founded in 2007 to train a new generation of physicians in osteopathic medicine and to increase the number of primary care doctors overall. Additionally, the school is dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities entering medicine. The school’s Harlem location provides students and faculty with a unique opportunity to provide important medical outreach and information to the community. Also participating in the Health Fair were Harlem Hospital and the Touro College Family Health Center.