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Graduates of the School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant (PA) Program at the Manhattan campus of Touro College were honored recently at an awards ceremony at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City. Special achievements were recognized, and the ceremonial presentation of monogrammed white coats highlighted the celebration on May 5. 
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Sometimes getting it wrong is just as important as getting it right.
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Sonia Sikand knew she wanted to be a PA since she was in 11th grade after she shadowed several doctors and PA’s in a local hospital. “You’re able to switch fields and you’re always learning new things,” she said. “The PA’s I met loved what they did and I fell in love with the profession.”
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When a leading occupational therapist wanted evidence that her mindfulness and yoga practice was effective for children on the autism spectrum, she turned to Touro’s School of Health Sciences.
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This past October, The Touro College School of Health Sciences\' Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program held two annual white coat ceremonies at both its Manhattan and Bay Shore campuses to mark the students’ transition from the classroom to the clinic.
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In the course of their research, one group of physical therapy students at Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) made a startling discovery about their field after surveying over 200 New York State physical therapy students. 
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As they started the clinical portion of their education, students in the Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program donned their white coats in ceremonies for Manhattan and Bay Shore students. 
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 “Horses have a very calm demeanor, which is why they are so therapeutic for kids with disabilities,” explains Amarinder Parmar, a DPT ’17 candidate at Touro’s School of Health Sciences (SHS), when asked about the connection between physical therapy and horses. “It has to do with the movement of the horse, and the effect the pelvic input has on the children, many of whom don’t have proper body mechanics.” 
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As a student doing her fieldwork, Mazal Goldzweig noticed that many of her patients complained about the same thing. As homemakers, many of them wanted to cook for their families but couldn’t manage it because of their arthritis. The simplest tasks, like opening up a bottle of canola oil, became almost impossible.
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Penina Smith has the distinction of being the only PA who is also a certified athletic trainer. She had been fascinated by medicine ever since she dissected a sheep’s brain in eighth grade. Upon entering GW, she joined the Athletic Training program. While she enjoyed the classes in anatomy and physiology, she said that she didn’t much like having to be on call on the weekends and being at six a.m. football practice. During the course of her studies, she shadowed an orthopedic surgeon and met a PA and realized that being a PA might be a good career choice for her.