Featured Stories tagged with "Veterans"

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Social work, like any field, has its individual areas of study but still benefits from interdisciplinary understanding. That was embraced when select Touro Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) fellows, scholarship students and educators participated in the first-ever Field Day at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center (NVAMC) in Northport, Long Island on April 4.
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Military veteran Carlos Cuello enlisted in the U.S. Navy in a move he calls “a last shot at achieving the American dream.” Now, he’s an undergraduate student pursuing the Physician Assistant program—with a 4.0 GPA—at the Touro College School of Health Sciences.
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  Every first-year PT student takes a Professional Development course in his or her first semester, in which they are given an assignment to interview a senior citizen. The purpose, explains Professor Shira Weiner, is “to emphasize the many facets of psychosocial interactions surrounding an intergenerational relationship, and to allow students to practice the skills needed to elicit useful information from another person, as this is an important component of the clinical encounter.”