Student Involvement with Julienne

Segment #7 from Touro University Nevada


Let’s hear from Julienne, a first year DO student in the College of Osteopathic Medicine who has found her voice at Touro Nevada through the rich offering of cultural organizations and events that are working to address healthcare disparities, celebrating diversity in helping to ensure all students have a place at Touro Nevada. The floor is yours, Julienne.

– Thanks Alex. Hi, everyone. Growing up as a first generation student from a single parent household on Medicaid, I knew I wanted to help tackle the barriers of healthcare disparities by becoming a future physician. When I first applied to medical school, I was waitlisted and didn’t get accepted. Instead, I attended Touro University of Nevada’s Medical Health Sciences Master’s program, proved I can succeed in graduate level coursework and was accepted to medical school the following year. Now that I’ve made it into the College of Osteopathic Medicine program, I really appreciate the commitment the school has shown to students like me. By joining a diverse range of student organizations like the inTUN Acapella Group and the Literacy Collective Volunteer Group, I have created a home away from home. I’m immersing myself in tons of activities like singing to the elderly, reading to elementary school children and other events like walking the MLK parade with students and faculty. The active student organizations are a large part of why I chose to stay at Touro Nevada for medical school. Touro Nevada has so many different organizations that create professional networking, service and volunteer opportunities for everyone. There are cultural clubs, passion clubs, intramural sports, volunteering, and opportunities for research. Students can further enhance their experiences here through the extensive programming offered by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion such as their lunch and learn mental health and wellness presentations. Touro is committed to offering many different ways in which students can create community. The active student organizations and events at Touro Nevada consistently remind me that medicine is both an art as well as a science. The art includes empathy, compassion, and communication, all of which makes students great well-rounded individuals. Although school and grades are the priority, it is important to never lose sight of your other passions and personality. Back to you, Alex.

– Wow. Julienne, you and students like you are who we need to ensure great healthcare professionals are meeting the needs of communities everywhere. That includes right here on campus at Touro Nevada’s own health center, a medical practice where students can work to serve the community during their clinical training. Thanks again.

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