Featured Stories tagged with "medicine"

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I have lived in Connecticut most of my life, but have never been to Northwest Connecticut. I was unsure about what to expect during my summer participating in a Rural Health Immersion program. To be honest, I couldn’t imagine physicians wanting to work in an area with little access to the kind of social interactions you experience in the city or even suburban towns—let  alone with a spotty internet connection! Keeping all of this in mind, I applied to the program to get a better understanding of why these physicians chose to practice there, as well as to learn about the needs and logistics of rural healthcare. After being part of the community for two weeks, I had a different, and undoubtedly greater appreciation for the rural life and the people who live and work there. 
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When his older brother was diagnosed with leukemia, LCM ’05 alum Moshe Ornstein knew he wanted to go into medicine. “Being in the hospital, seeing the physicians, seeing the impact the healthcare team had on my brother’s life… [I was] looking at those role models…saying, ‘I’d like to be like them.’ 
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Kevin Riutzel isn’t majoring in history. He is making it. An osteopathic medical student at Touro University Nevada (TUN), Riutzel is the national president of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA), the first time in the group’s 19 year history that its leader is an osteopathic medical student. And he has just been re-elected to a second term. But Riutzel hasn’t got time for celebratory toasts. 
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This past week New York Medical College, part of the Touro College & University System, held a community-wide event in conjunction with a NYMC exhibit on loan from The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum entitled, "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race." 
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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Middletown invited Middletown locals, families, and friends to its Community Open House this past Sunday, March 22. Residents of the city spent the day on campus touring the facilities, sitting in on medical school presentations, and meeting their new neighbors: the administration, faculty, medical students and staff. Dr. Kenneth J. Steier, founding dean of TouroCOM-Middletown, thanked the community for “a great turnout and tremendous support.”
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Middletown, N.Y. - Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy joined President Kadish to officially launch the development of the new Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) at the site of the former Horton Hospital complex in Middletown, N.Y. The ceremony was attended by local officials, members of numerous medical associations and Touro faculty and administrators.  In addition to the anticipated growth of the Orange County region’s healthcare and educational systems, speakers enthusiastically pointed out that the project is expected to serve as a boon to the local economy.
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“Touro College is a school without silos,” explained Dr. Joseph Indelicato, chair of Touro College Research Collaborative and director of the undergraduate psychology department at Touro’s School of Health Sciences. “We work together to expand knowledge.”