Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Established 2007
Type Private
Affiliation Judaism
Dean Robert B. Goldberg, D.O.
Students 514[1]
Location , New York State,
United States
Tuition (2011-2012) $43,760[2]
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The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) is a private, American osteopathic medical school with a campus in the neighborhood of Central Harlem in New York City, New York as well as a campus located in Middletown, New York. The university's inaugural class was in 2007 and graduated its first class in 2011.[3] TouroCOM currently has a student body of about 514 students.[1] The school is a division of Touro College.[4]

TouroCOM has a stated goal of particularly identifying and recruiting students willing to make a commitment to practice in underserved communities, such as Harlem.[5]

Academic programs[edit]

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine offers the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) and a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences, a one year curriculum focused on core sciences with the aim of preparing students for the College of Osteopathic Medicine.[1][6] Matriculants to the 2013 entering class for the D.O. program had an average MCAT of 30.8.[7]


Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is located at 230 West 125th Street, diagonally across from the historic Apollo Theater in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood. The facility provides approximately 75,000 square feet (7,000 m2) devoted to medical education.[8] The school contains amphitheater-style lecture halls, classrooms, offices, support facilities, clinical skills training facilities, and laboratories. The virtual library includes more than 50,000 books and 1,000 journals, 26,000 electronic journals, virtual resources, more than 80 computer workstations, multimedia areas, and reading spaces.[8]

In August 2014, a larger campus opened in Middletown, New York. 135 students were accepted to the first class at that campus, to graduate in 2018.[9][10]

In 2009, students from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine worked with DKMS Americas (along with assistance from the Harlem community and the Apollo Theater) to arrange a Bone Marrow Registration Drive that resulted in about 200 new bone marrow registrants.[11] The drive was inspired by the need to find a bone marrow donor match for Jasmina Anema, a six-year-old African American girl fighting leukemia, who died in 2010.[12][13]


Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education[14] and received the status of initial award of accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. (COCA).[3][15]

Notable faculty[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine–New York" (PDF). American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Retrieved May 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tuition and Fees". Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  3. ^ a b "TouroCOM - Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine". Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  4. ^ Berger, Joseph (July 29, 2014). "The D.O. Is in Now". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ "Mission Statement". Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. 
  6. ^ "Master of Science Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences" (PDF). Touro University. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Demographics of the Class of 2017". Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "TOUROCOM :: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine". Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  9. ^ "Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrates opening of new Middletown campus", Daily Freeman, September 1, 2014
  10. ^ "Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Announces Lease Space Available Adjacent to New Touro Medical College", Rand Realty, September 11, 2014
  11. ^  . "Greenwich Village Girl Prepares For Bone Marrow Transplant". Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  12. ^ Schapiro, Rich (2010-01-28). "Jasmina Anema, brave six-year-old who captured New Yorkers' hearts, loses battle with leukemia - New York Daily News". Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  13. ^ Weiner, David (2010-01-28). "Jasmina Anema, Cancer Victim Who Met Obama, Dies". Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  14. ^ "Middle States Commission on Higher Education". 2010-09-21. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  15. ^ "Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine" (PDF). Commission on Osteopathic Colleges Accreditation. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "Paterson to Teach Medical School". New York Times. 2013-02-21. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  17. ^ Michael J. Feeney (2013). "Former Gov. David Paterson returns to 125th St. in Harlem for a new job: Touro College professor". New York Daily News. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  18. ^ Harwani, Sailesh C.; Fischer, Conrad (2013). Medical Master the Boards: Internal Medicine (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Kaplan publishing. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-60978-880-3. 

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