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:

January 2019

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

November 2018

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