Students of the Month
Every month, one student is nominated by his or her peers from the master's class and the DO class for altruistic spirit and commitment to service. We extend our warmest congratulations to:
Abigail Dominguez-Trujillo, OMS-I
Hometown: Miami, Fl
Life before Touro: I worked for Florida International University’s NeighborhoodHELP program providing free healthcare services to the underserved communities of South Florida. This experience showed me the importance of giving back to our community and the impact I would like to make as a future physician. On my free time I enjoyed soaking up the sun and enjoying the life and culture Miami has to offer.
Favorite Movie & TV Show: Elf & The Office
When I was little I always wanted to be: a veterinarian
If I wasn't a doctor I'd be: a police officer
If I could be a fictional character I'd be: One of the cooks from Harry Potter. Lets be honest, they do not get the credit they deserve.
Alexa Walsh, Masters
Hometown: Washingtonville, NY
Life before Touro: I graduated in May from Mount Saint Mary College and started at Touro a few months later!
Favorite Quote: "Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together" -Marilyn Monroe
Favorite TV Show: Law and Order SVU
Jermeen El-Zabet, OMS-I
Hometown: Woodridge, IL
Life before Touro: I graduated from Benedictine University in 2016. I worked four different jobs during my two years off, three of which were not related to medicine.
Hobbies: reading, teaching myself new languages, and learning about the history of art, poems, manuscripts, etc.
Fun fact: I was born and raised in Egypt, and I moved to the US at the age of 16. Before then, I lived in a pyramid and rode a camel to school (just kidding).
Favorite Quote: “It wasn't meant to be... Or, maybe, it was meant not to be.” ~ Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
If I could be a fictional character I'd be: Elastigirl
Nezar Zeidan - Masters
Hometown: Hauppauge, New York
Life before Touro: I worked as a PCA at St. Francis Hospital and spent my free time volunteering as an EMT
Favorite Quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. Wayne Gretzky" - Michael Scott
When I was little I always wanted to be: A detective
If I had super powers I'd pick: the ability to be in multiple places at the same time
I could be a fictional character I'd be: Sherlock Holmes
Susie Ghobrial, OMS-II
Hometown: Niagara Falls, NY
Favorite Quote: “"Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult life"- Bruce Lee”
Favorite TV Show: It's a Tie between House/Bloodline
When I was little I wanted to be: A pharmacists
If I could be a fictional character I'd be: Woody from Toy Story
Chidumebi Adaeze Nwokolo, OMS-II
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Life Before Touro: I got my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Oral Roberts University after which I worked for a year as an Emergency Department scribe at the University of Maryland and got an MPH with a concentration in Community Health and Development at Emory University.
Favorite Quote: “April showers, bring May flowers”
If I had super powers I’d pick: Telekinesis
Hobbies: Brunch, Fiction reading, Prose writing, Bargain shopping, Singing loudly to music and Cooking