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




On February 15, 2017 at Touro’s 13th Annual Teen Life Conference, SA-ACOFP engaged with high school students by quizzing them on simple facts about the human body. Questions ranged from asking them about signs of depression, STI prevention, when should they get a flu shot, etc. We also taught them how to use common doctoring tools – stethoscopes and knee reflex hammers. Students were also encouraged to wear a white coat while taking a picture with our new Instagram sign. 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 April 3, 2017, Touro CA held its 4th 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 32 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:

  • Alesia Wagner, DO, FACOFP, dist.
  • Gail Feinberg, DO
  • Kim Pfotenhauer, DO
  • Patricia Rehfield, DO
  • JC Buller, MD
  • Andrea Clarke, MD
  • Doug Wilson, MD

    Our goal was to inspire students to pursue the specialty, and we are proud to announce that after the banquet, we went from 69% to 100% reported being more interested in family medicine!




On September 14, 2017, SA-ACOFP co-hosted a lunchtime talk with Touro’s Pediatrics Club on “Reporting Requirements and Evaluation of Child Abuse” with Dr. Gail Feinberg. This topic was presented at ACOFPCA 2017 conference. She reviewed the definitions of abuse, age groups most at risk, CA law regarding reporting, and the difference between a "health maintenance exam" and a “forensic medical exam” as well as forensic findings one might see during an exam of a suspected victim of abuse.



On November 1, 2017, SA-ACOFP in collaboration with Peds Club, Internal Medicine Club, Ob-Gyn Club and AMWA hosted the annual Primary Care Summit. The event involves an evening of mingling with primary care clinicians from each specialty and an opportunity to hear their personal stories, get to know why they chose their specialty, and have any other questions answered. 


Special guests included:

  • Alesia Wagner, DO, FACOFP, dist. Family Medicine
  • Gail Feinberg, DO Family Medicine
  • Tami Hendriksz, DO Pediatrics
  • Geetika Sengupta MD Pediatrics
  • Katherine Chen, DO Internal Medicine
  • Sophia Chen, DO Internal Medicine
  • Lauren Cadish, MD Ob-Gyn
  • Tina Mason, MD Ob-Gyn



On November 12, 2017, at Touro’s EMIG Symposium, SA-ACOFP held a workshop for pre-medical and pre-health students on Punch and Shave biopsy. Students were able to learn the ABCDE’s and the different types of melanoma. They were then able to perform a punch and shave biopsy on an orange. 



Yasmin Bains

Vice President

Raveena Toor


Sruthi Bonda


David Chen

Community Outreach

Sarah Benke


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