Dale Andrews, a former combat medic, said that his experience in the military led him to become a physician assistant.
Staff Sergeant David Rivera, a student at the School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant-Manhattan program, has been a member of the United States Army Reservists for the last 15 years.
Touro College’s School of Health Sciences Alum Dogus Akay Highlights How His Education Prepared Him for His Physical Therapy Career
Dogus Akay doesn’t sugarcoat why in 2014 he decided to attend Touro College School of Health Sciences in Manhattan. “Location,” admits Akay, a newly-minted graduate with a doctorate in physical therapy. “I had no expectations. But from day one, it was a great experience. The faculty was the best part. Besides teaching manual PT techniques, they offer professional advice and support.” Early on, Akay, now 26 and originally from Turkey, decided he wanted to become active in the New York Physical Therapy Association: “I went to our director and told her and she immediately put me in touch with the people who could help me get involved.”
For physician assistant Chelsea Weir, a member of the graduating class of the School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Bay Shore program, donning her white coat ceremony was imbued with meaning.
Hundreds of friends and family members celebrated with graduates of Touro College School of Health Sciences on September 13 at the Tilles Center in Long Island. SHS awarded 510 degrees in fields ranging from undergraduate health sciences to doctorates in physical therapy.
Touro student Bracha Buff shares her excitement at starting the Physician Assistant Manhattan program—the first step towards fulfilling a lifelong dream of a career in the medical field.
As they began their journey of learning how to keep bodies healthy, members of the School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Manhattan Program Class of 2021 took a day to help keep their neighborhood healthy. On August 20, more than 40 future physician assistants cleaned up New York City’s Battery Park. Students fanned out across scenic area to clean up litter and debris, repaint park benches and aerate the soil along with city groundskeepers and other volunteers. We spoke with eight members of the new class about their decision to become physician assistants and the paths that led them to Touro.
Ask someone to describe speech-language pathology and they’ll probably tell you it’s games with kids to help them to pronounce their “Rs” and “Ss”. Not so. Today’s speech-language pathologist, explains Hindy Lubinsky, M.S., director and chairperson for the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology at the Touro College School of Health Sciences, helps people of all ages and backgrounds with a range of speech, language, swallowing and hearing disorders.
For their final graduation requirements, students at the School of Health Sciences (SHS) Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program spend two years working on an evidence-based research project together with a faculty mentor. The fruits of their labor were on display in May, when both Manhattan and Bay Shore doctoral candidates delivered their final presentations.
A new therapy tool, PuzzleArt™, claims to build and strengthen 20 perceptual learning, oculomotor, binocular, sensory and creativity skills using three-dimensional, hands-on abstract art, but does it work?