Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Established 2007
Type Private, Non-Profit
Affiliation Judaism
Dean Robert B. Goldberg, D.O.
Academic staff
675 Full- and Part-time[1]
Students 514[2]
Location Harlem, Manhattan, New York,
United States
Campus Urban
Tuition (2014) $48,140[3]
Website tourocom.touro.edu

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.[4] It was the first medical school to open in New York State in nearly 30 years and is the first osteopathic medical school with a special emphasis on training minority doctors.[5] TouroCOM currently has a student body of about 514 students.[2] The school is a division of Touro College.[6]

TouroCOM has a stated goal of particularly identifying and recruiting students willing to make a commitment to practice in underserved communities, such as Harlem.[7] The neighborhood has been designated by the federal government as underserved by medical professionals.[8] Community service events such as free health counseling, screenings, and flu shots are offered to local residents by students and faculty several times a year.[9]

Admissions[edit]

Admission to Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is very selective. For the Class of 2018, TouroCOM received 6,000 applications for 270 seats in the Manhattan school.[10] Matriculants to the 2013 entering class for the D.O. program had an average MCAT of 30.8.[11]

Academics[edit]

TouroCOM offers 2 degree-granting programs:

Students finishing the Masters Program with a 3.5 average or above, and passing administered shelf exams, may be granted admission into Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and may be eligible for a DO degree.[14]

TouroCOM’s DO program curriculum follows the traditional division of medical education in the United States. The first two preclinical years include basic science courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology as well as courses to establish a foundation in osteopathic manipulative techniques.[15] The latter two years revolve around the clinical clerkships where students train in hospitals and facilities around the New York metropolitan area.[16] TouroCOM is the first medical school to administer all testing online, giving professors the analytics to closely track student progress and outcomes. Lectures are pre-recorded and class time is dedicated to stimulating critical thinking approaches and solving challenges through "clicker sessions."[17]

Campuses[edit]

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.[18] 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.[18]

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.[19][20]

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.[21] 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.[22][23]

Accreditation[edit]

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education[24] and received the status of initial award of accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. (COCA).[4][25]

Notable faculty[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine". US News and World Report. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine–New York" (PDF). American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Retrieved May 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tuition". TouroCOM. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  4. ^ a b "TouroCOM - Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine". Touro.edu. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  5. ^ "NEW MEDICAL SCHOOL TO OPEN IN HARLEM – FIRST IN NEW YORK STATE IN 30 YEARS - Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine". Touro.edu. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  6. ^ Berger, Joseph (July 29, 2014). "The D.O. Is in Now". The New York Times. 
  7. ^ "Mission Statement". Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. 
  8. ^ "Mission Statement Touro College Brings Medicine to Harlem". NY Sun. 
  9. ^ "Community Programs". Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  10. ^ JOSEPH BERGER (2014-07-29). "The D.O. Is In Now". New York Times. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  11. ^ "Demographics of the Class of 2017". Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "D.O. Applicants". Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  13. ^ "M.S. Applicants". Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  14. ^ "Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine–New York (TouroCOM-NY)" (PDF). AACOM. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  15. ^ "Courses". Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  16. ^ "Rotations". Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  17. ^ "Innovations in Medical Education". Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  18. ^ a b "TOUROCOM :: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine". Touro.edu. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  19. ^ "Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrates opening of new Middletown campus", Daily Freeman, September 1, 2014
  20. ^ "Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Announces Lease Space Available Adjacent to New Touro Medical College", Rand Realty, September 11, 2014
  21. ^  . "Greenwich Village Girl Prepares For Bone Marrow Transplant". NY1.com. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  22. ^ Schapiro, Rich (2010-01-28). "Jasmina Anema, brave six-year-old who captured New Yorkers' hearts, loses battle with leukemia - New York Daily News". Articles.nydailynews.com. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  23. ^ Weiner, David (2010-01-28). "Jasmina Anema, Cancer Victim Who Met Obama, Dies". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  24. ^ "Middle States Commission on Higher Education". Msche.org. 2010-09-21. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  25. ^ "Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine" (PDF). Commission on Osteopathic Colleges Accreditation. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  26. ^ "Paterson to Teach Medical School". New York Times. 2013-02-21. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  27. ^ Michael J. Feeney (2013-03-04). "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. 
  28. ^ 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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