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Celebrate Nurse Practitioner Week 2023: Expanding Access to Primary Care

November 13, 2023

Relatively speaking, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a new occupation in the medical field. In the 1960’s, the role of a NP was created in the United States to address a dire need for more physicians.

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Nevins’ Commitment to Women in Medicine Helps to Empower Next Generation

November 10, 2023

Despite the almost impossibly long list of accomplishments, Dr. Natalie A. Nevins, DO, MSHPE, MSS, FACOFP, FS, and Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, almost didn’t go to medical school.


Empathy Training Provides Insight into Patients' Struggles

November 06, 2023

Popcorn kernels are not the type of teaching equipment you would imagine in a medical course, but they are a core tool to build experiential understanding.


A Day in the Life of a Physician Assistant Student on Rotations

November 03, 2023

My name is Ryan Vo, a third year Physician Assistant (PA) student and I've always been interested in medicine.


Dr. Louise Santiago: An Impactful Career Nurturing Future Leaders

October 30, 2023

Dr. Louise Santigo knew it was time to retire when a battle with cancer required managing her health more carefully. After a career in education, Santigo passed the mantle of Director of TUC’s Graduate School of Education to new director Dr. Karis Clarke.


Nursing Student Overcomes Cancer, Strives to Make a Difference in Health Care

October 26, 2023

Jensine Duquilla always knew she wanted to be a nurse.


Student Doctors Jennifer S. Addleman and Amrit S. Banga Awarded Scholarships

October 25, 2023

Two Touro students won scholarships at the 2023 Osteopathic Medical Education Conference (OMED), the largest gathering of osteopathic physicians and students. At an awards gala, hosted by the American Osteopathic Foundation, Jennifer Addleman and Amrit Banga were honored.

Faculty, Research

Psychiatric Pharmacist Dr. Kelan Thomas on Psychedelics: Benefits, Regulation, and Concerns

October 23, 2023

Despite the recent veto by California governor Gavin Newsom of SB-58, the bill that would have made some psychedelics legal in the state, Dr. Kelan Thomas believes that legalization is simply a matter of time.


Grace as the Path to Equity: Embracing the Imperfect for a Harmonious Society

October 20, 2023

To begin to address the issue of inequity, Dr. Ijeoma Ononuju, who manages the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Education (EDIE) program at Touro University California’s Graduate School of Education, says you need to understand how equity is different from equality.


First Year Student Doctor’s Journey from Optometry to Osteopathic Medicine

October 18, 2023

Harsimran Kaur, a first-year medical student at Touro University California's College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCOM), recently achieved a major milestone on her path to becoming a physician.