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Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
(707) 638-5200



On March 10, 2016 at Touro’s Annual Teen Life Conference, SA-ACOFP engaged with high school students and taught them how to use common doctoring tools -- stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, and knee reflex hammers. Furthermore, we answered their questions about careers in medicine and talked to them about the importance of family physicians. We discussed the role of family physicians in comparison to other physician specialists and emphasized that teamwork is necessary for our current healthcare system to operate smoothly.




On March 22, 2016, Touro CA held its annual Family Medicine banquet and distinguished family physicians were asked to share their experiences about their career and why they chose family medicine as their path. Dinner was provided to the doctors and 43 students in attendance.


Each doctor sat at a separate table with a group of students, and every 10 minutes the groups of students rotated to meet the next doctor. This gave students a chance to develop multiple perspectives on family medicine and to ask specific questions to get a better understanding of the field.


Speakers in attendance included:

  • Robert DeLuca, DO, FACOFP, dist. (ACOFP National Vice President)

  • David Connett, DO, FACOFP, dist (ACOFP-CA President)

  • Alesia Wagner, DO, FACOFP, dist.

  • Kim Pfotenhauer, DO

  • Patricia Rehfield, DO

  • Andrea Clarke, MD

  • JC Buller, MD

  • Elaine Ho, DO (SA-ACOFP National Board President 2016)

    Our goal was to inspire students to pursue the specialty, and we are proud to announce that after the banquet, 60% reported being more interested in family medicine!



On May 7, 2016, students from Touro CA, UC Davis, Northstate College of Medicine, and Stanford learned family medicine procedures through preceptor mediated workshops at the CAFP Northern California Procedure Workshop held at Kaiser Permanente-Napa Solano.


We learned how to perform musculoskeletal exams, joint injections, pap smears, IUD insertion, punch biopsy, subcutaneous cyst removal, suturing, and ultrasound. It was an amazing opportunity, not only to learn all these procedures, but also to meet students and directors from various programs!



Yasmin Bains

Vice President

Raveena Toor


Sruthi Bonda


David Chen

Community Outreach

Sarah Benke


Daisy Chan


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