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Forty students from the School of Health Sciences (SHS) Manhattan Physician Assistant (PA) program took the next step in their medical careers by donning their white coats on May 10. Hundreds of friends and family members celebrated with them during the White Coat Ceremony, held at New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan.
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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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In an operating room, a physician assistant (PA) is a second set of hands for a surgeon, according to Supervising Physician Assistant Thomas Burns of South Side Hospital. 
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Each year, DPT students volunteer at the Educational Alliance’s Sirovich Center, a non-profit organization located in Manhattan that caters to the health and wellness of the senior population,in a unique variety of ways—leading health fairs, helping serve lunch in the cafeteria, teaching origami, or facilitating wellness seminars, where they cover topics important to Sirovich’s clientele, such as ways to maintain healthy bones and posture, proper use and maintenance of assistive devices (e.g. walkers and canes), and balance assessments to understand fall risks.
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As part of the School of Health Sciences’ mission to foster a rich intellectual environment actively involved in research, our administration helps faculty research initiatives develop by providing the financial backing to support qualified projects.
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Military veteran Carlos Cuello enlisted in the U.S. Navy in a move he calls “a last shot at achieving the American dream.” Now, he’s an undergraduate student pursuing the Physician Assistant program—with a 4.0 GPA—at the Touro College School of Health Sciences.
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The Touro College Manhattan Physician Assistant (PA) Program was recently awarded a three-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services whose mission it is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America\'s communities.
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“Slick your hair/ and wear your buckle shoes/ (Up, down!) And all that jazz…” sings Nicole Russo, DPT. Her back to the group, she turns her head to the side and raises her arms up, then down, while her audience—a roomful of sitting or wheelchair-bound senior citizens—follow suit and unanimously sing along to the rousing lyrics.
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As they welcomed forty-five new students to campus, the Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) Manhattan Physician Assistant (PA) program held several exciting orientation activities for the Class of 2018—including a baseball game at Yankee Stadium and community service activity at Battery Park. Scroll through the photos below to read more!