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Students from Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) embarked on a service trip to Lima, Peru in January to assist hundreds of community members in need of medical, dental, and obstetrics healthcare, as well as basic community infrastructure.
It takes a person with a special heart to spend his or her free time providing joy and relief to seriously ill children. Jeffrey Herskovits, a pre-medical student at Touro’s Lander College of Arts & Sciences (LAS), has demonstrated that compassion for three summers at Camp Simcha, located in upstate New York. As Camp Simcha’s mission statement describes, it exists to provide “fun, friendship and hope” to kids facing debilitating or terminal illness. And for Brooklyn resident Herskovits, it represented a chance to satisfy his natural urge to give back.
During our winter break, seven of us TouroCOM students travelled to Kathmandu, Nepal, to volunteer at Sahid Memorial Hospital. After rotating through general, ICU, surgical/post-op and emergency wards at Sahid, we gained invaluable first-hand medical experience in a foreign environment.