LAS VEGAS – February 14, 2018 – Touro University Nevada matched 11 new residents at Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas during the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Match Day on Feb. 5. In total, 32 Touro students matched in a variety of specialties at hospitals and medical centers across the country.
The remainder of the fourth-year students will find out where they will begin their residencies during the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) match week from March 12-16.
The AOA match is open to fourth-year medical students from osteopathic medical schools across the country. During the match, participating students find out where they will do their residencies after finishing their final year of medical school.
“Today’s match was outstanding news for our participating students who have worked tirelessly over the last four years to get to this point,” said Dr. John Dougherty, Dean of Touro University Nevada’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. “With such a critical need for physicians in Southern Nevada, we are thrilled that one-third of our matched students will be doing their residencies at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas.”
Four of the 11 incoming residents graduated from high school in the Clark County School District. Jasmine Chopra, who graduated from Faith Lutheran High School in 2010, will start a Neurology residency at Valley Hospital.
“The Neurology residency at Valley was always my top choice,” Chopra said. “It feels incredible knowing that I will be able to make an impact on the community where I grew up. Healthcare in Nevada is changing for the better, and I’m looking forward to being a part of it.”
“These new physicians will be tremendous assets to improving healthcare in the state of Nevada. It is critical that we retain them after they have completed their residencies,” Dougherty said. “Keeping them in the state for residencies is a crucial step to ensuring that they stay to practice medicine in the Valley after their training is completed.”
“We are excited to keep even more of our students in Nevada after the ACGME match,” Dougherty added. “It has always been our goal to keep Touro students in the state, and we are glad to see so much local talent working to improve healthcare in Nevada.”
About Touro University Nevada
Touro University Nevada (TUN) is a private, non-profit, Jewish-sponsored institution established to help address critical needs in health care and education and as a resource for community service in the state of Nevada. TUN opened its doors in 2004 and is home to a wide variety of degree programs including osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, education, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy. The university’s Henderson campus includes a multi-specialty health center and a multi-disciplinary Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. For more information on TUN, please visit www.tun.touro.edu or call 702-777-8687.
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 19,200 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has 30 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, 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.
About the American Osteopathic Association
The AOA is a member association representing more than 129,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students. The AOA serves as the primary certifying body for DOs, and is the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical colleges and health care facilities. The AOA’s mission is to advance the philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine by promoting excellence in education, research, and the delivery of quality, cost-effective health care within a distinct, unified profession.
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