For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea E. Garcia, Touro University California
Associate Vice President, University Advancement

W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 280-8771
andrea.garcia@tu.edu

Mini Medical School at Touro University Offers Vallejo Students a Glimpse into Medicine

(Vallejo, CA – March 2, 2012)- Vallejo elementary children will be offered a rare chance to step inside the shoes of medical students thanks to a Mini Medical School provided at Touro University California.

The American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians Club at Touro is providing an interactive, fun-filled field trip for elementary school children of Vallejo beginning March 7th through the 15th from noon to 1 p.m. at the Forest Service Building at 1323 Club Drive on Mare Island.

“The Mini Medical School is a chance to introduce children to the idea of a future in medicine and a future in science,” said Julia Kuznetsova, first year Osteopathic Medical Student and chapter president of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians at Touro University California. “It also introduces Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine to the students, a healing modality that children might be able to teach their parents.”

The event, hosted by medical students and the pediatric faculty at Touro University California, will offer children the opportunity to see Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine demonstrations, learn how basic physical exams are performed, listen to the heart beat through a stethoscope, and learn how to create a volcano science experiment.

For more information, contact Julia Kuznetsova at Julia.Kuznetsova@tu.edu.

About the Touro College and University System:

Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Illinois, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: www.touro.edu/news