New programs approved for Touro College

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MIDDLETOWN – Classes for medical students at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown are nearing completion of their first year and now the state has granted approval for the school to offer a Master’s of Science program in interdisciplinary Biology and Physical Sciences.
The program provides an academic and clinical opportunity that may lead to the realization of a student reaching the goal of becoming an osteopathic physician.
The new program “will not only give many more students an opportunity to experience a rigorous science program and then make a choice to become a physician, but it will also equally provide a platform for students to consider entering the teaching profession and become a valued science teacher in our public schools,” said Touro Dean Dr. Kenneth Steier.
The new master’s will be a 10-month program that can provide provisionary acceptance into the following year’s Middletown Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program, contingent upon completion of the MS program with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and a passing score on a comprehensive exam.
The new MS program will be limited to about 30 students.