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Touro College Honors its Veterans

November 11, 2015

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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DPT Class of 2017 Celebrate White Coat Ceremonies

November 01, 2015

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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Manhattan PA Program Awarded SAMHSA Grant

October 26, 2015

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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Manhattan PA Students Kick Off the New Semester

September 23, 2015

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! 


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Caring as a Career

August 24, 2015

Rachel Farahan never forgot the Physician Assistant (PA) who cared for her while she battled a serious illness at the age of 20. A 2013 graduate of the School of Health Sciences’ PA Program, she now has the chance to pay the kindness forward. As she tends to others in her role as PA in the leukemia service at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, Farahan is determined to make anyone who visits her for treatment or consultation feel comfortable.

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The Best Comes to Those Who Wait(list)

July 15, 2015

Dan Rootenberg would like to extend his heartfelt thanks to that anonymous student who didn’t make it to class to begin Touro’s Master of Science in Physical Therapy program. “I had been waitlisted and got a phone call at 10 am, after the first anatomy class when someone failed to show up for school,” says Rootenberg, who graduated in 1997. “That was how I got in, missing the first class.”

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Caring Through Communication

July 09, 2015

"Early on in my career as a physician assistant, I looked after patients with multiple chronic conditions and illnesses that needed several specialists involved in their cases. Communication was critical,” recalls Nathan Boucher, director of graduate education Physician Assistant Program at Touro’s School of Health Sciences. “With transitions between workers taking place every eight, 12 and 24 hours, there were a lot of chances to drop the ball.”

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Nicole Russo, DPT: The Magic of Music

July 06, 2015

“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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Physician Assistants Celebrate Program Completion at White Coat Ceremony

May 01, 2015

White-coated Raphael Lebovits, carrying his toddler in his arms, strides across the grand hall with his wife. (“If not for her, I wouldn’t be here today,” he mentions as an aside, shaking his head). He stops to thank a professor for all her hard work over the years, and introduces his child. 

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Dancing Through the Ages

October 15, 2014

How do you stay so healthy and ‘with-it?’” I asked 80-something-year-old Beth. “It’s a positive attitude,” she says. “Yesterday is gone, you can’t do anything about it, but you can plan for tomorrow.”

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