By the time the clock struck 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, dozens of children donned in blue Touro University Nevada t-shirts were eagerly running around the university’s gymnasium.
The American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) granted Touro University Nevada unanimous board approval on August 26 to substantially expand its class size, thus the institution will continue leading the state of Nevada as its largest medical school.
Nearly 300 students from Touro University Nevada were presented with their white coats as a symbol of their commitment to becoming quality healthcare professionals during a special ceremony with their friends and family in attendance.
Organizing books, making lunches, and sanding trash cans aren’t the typical activities medical students find themselves doing during their first week of school. At Touro University Nevada, however, it’s how 135 new students from the College of Osteopathic Medicine spent their final day of orientation as part of the university’s first “Day of Service."