Meet Some of Touro’s Newest Medical and Health Sciences Students

Fall semester is off to a great start, and so are these future doctors, physician assistants, physical therapists and pharmacists.

September 13, 2019

As new students are heading to classes at Touro College’s medical and health sciences schools, we spoke with a few about their career aspirations.

Hardeep Singh

Hardeep Singh

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Harlem

“I chose to pursue a career in medicine because I have seen how illness has affected people I love the most. Our school is in the heart of Harlem so the environment is diverse, and I’m grateful to be here...everybody is like family!”

Marissa FillinMarissa Fillin

Physician Assitant (PA) program in Manhattan

“I want to be a Physician Assistant (PA) so that I can make a real difference in the lives of patients and their families.”

Gil PereirinhaGil Pereirinha

Physical Therapy (PT) program in Manhattan

“As a former soccer goalie who suffered from a career-ending injury, I want to help other people suffering from excruciating pain. Becoming a physical therapist is truly my calling.”

Leila HessamLeila Hessam

Touro College of Pharmacy

“Being in the lower income range, I didn’t have access to the medical help I needed and ended up spending a lot of time at the pharmacy getting over-the-counter drugs and counseling. After working at a pharmacy myself, I saw the high level of care provided to patients by a particular pharmacist and it made me want to help people with similar backgrounds to me throughout their medical journey at a much deeper level.”