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"We Formed a Family of Our Own"

May 23, 2017

It was a bittersweet moment for Stephanie Perlman as she donned her white coat at the graduation ceremony of the Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) Physician Assistants (PA) Manhattan program. On the one hand, an almost unlimited amount of medical career options beckoned her, on the other, she was leaving her friends behind.

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Making the World Safer One Wikipedia Entry at a Time

May 23, 2017

Where do most people get their health information on the internet? The answer might surprise you: Wikipedia. How reliable is it? More so every day, thanks to Wikiproject Medicine and volunteers like Touro’s PT students. 

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Becoming Expert Researchers

May 16, 2017

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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Teaching the Leaders of Tomorrow

May 05, 2017

School of Health Sciences (SHS) occupational therapy student Rebecca Bari used her required volunteering hours to lead a youth leadership mission to South Carolina.

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Occupational Therapy Students Deliver Final Research Presentations

April 26, 2017

Can Pinterest be an effective teaching tool for occupational therapy students? Does occupational therapy help with late-stage Parkinson’s Disease? Do occupational therapists in school environments do enough to combat bullying? How effective is Hippotherapy?

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Training for Effective Therapy

April 06, 2017

Albert Ellis was a pioneer and a visionary in the field of psychotherapy who introduced a revolutionary technique over 60 years ago that laid the foundation for Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT).

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“Touro’s Mission is About Giving Back”

March 29, 2017

Professor Alex Lopez said Touro’s mission inspired him. 

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SHS Students Volunteer in Ecuador

March 27, 2017

The child couldn’t have been more than nine and looked closer to five. But he had come alone down the mountains of Ecuador where his family lived. A bloody gash was open above his eyes and the volunteer doctors sutured the wound and administered anesthesia with an 18 gauge needle, all while Emily Lisanti, an undergraduate student at Touro College School of Health Sciences, stood close by ready to help.

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Students Learn to Work Together at 4th Annual Interprofessional Educational Symposium

March 27, 2017

The patient, Manny, was a 23-year-old obese male on the autism spectrum who had been hospitalized. After a recent car accident that broke bones in his right leg and wrist, his limited communication skills had become impaired; he spent most of the time in his hospital bed, curled up in a fetal position. As a member of an interdisciplinary medical team, what is the best course of treatment?

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“Their Bodies Are Their Livelihoods”

March 16, 2017

When the stars of the Boston Ballet’s upcoming performance of William Forsythe’s Artifact have an injury, a Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) student will be waiting in the wings.

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