“From the time I was a small child I was always fascinated by living things,” says assistant professor Marie Madigan, who currently teaches biology for the undergraduate division of the School of Health Sciences.
Graduates of Touro’s School of Health Sciences (SHS) Doctor of Physical Therapy program were awarded their degrees on September 13 at a ceremony at Long Island University’s Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. Surrounded by friends and family members, the new doctors of physical therapy spoke about their experience at SHS and what lessons they learned from their schooling experience and what they hope to accomplish in their future career. Graduates of SHS Doctor of Physical Therapy program have a 100% employment rate.
Third-year students Bari Diamond, Diana Lashinsky, Olivia Tierno, Gabriela Masotti, Leanna Benenati, supervised by Prof. Crippen and Dr. Chiariello, saw patients at the Eula Hall Health Clinic and Shelby Valley Medical Clinic (both of which are located in Pikeville, Kentucky, and managed by Big Sandy Health Care).
Graduates of Touro’s School of Health Sciences (SHS) Physician Assistants (PA) program were awarded their diplomas on Sept. 13 at Long Island University’s Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. The new PAs are the latest graduates of the program that has offered PA accreditation since 1972, shortly after the field was created. Students from the Winthrop extension campus spoke about how they managed intense and rewarding classes with clinical rotations and family commitments. One advantage of being PA? PA’s enjoy the ability to work in a wide-range of medical specialties.
The One-Sided Relationship
A relationship that’s one-sided is not satisfying. When we feel dominated by our partner, we’re likely to feel our self-confidence gradually erode, and that can fuel a host of other problems.
It’s safe to say that few students in class with Debbie Mattera at the Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) these past few years had worked in physical therapy (PT) for as long as she has –but Mattera, who received her BS/MA in Physical Therapy from SHS in 1992 and had two decades of field experience before returning to Touro, had a little head start.
In the clinical phase of the PA program, students undergo ten mandatory rotations – eight core and two elective, each for several weeks, at hospitals, clinics, or other sites. Ruth Pierre-Louis, SHS, Manhattan PA-S ’16 completed her advanced elective rotation in the competitive New York Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center’s Transplant Surgery Department. Here are the highlights of her experience.
It was Physician Assistant (PA) Phillip Maxwell’s first Christmas shift at Elmhurst Hospital Center. A patient arrived at the emergency room—a young man who had fainted. While the patient had a clean medical history, Maxwell saw something troubling in his EKG.
More than 1,000 master’s degree recipients were honored at the Touro College Division of Graduate Studies (DGS) Commencement Ceremony at Lincoln Center in New York City on June 16.
Victoria Ciano and Sherry Shaker, SHS ’16, were itching to travel abroad for their last rotation, an advanced elective—ER.