Building Strong Communities

We strengthen and build communities from within.

Touro actively partners with our communities. We look at the needs within our communities, develop programs around those demands, and equip our graduates to take on meaningful roles in society. Even as our footprint expands to new states and regions, we remain committed to our core values in service of knowledge, compassion and social justice.

Just as we seek to maximize opportunity for our students in our academic offerings, we’re also creating programs and designing curricula with community needs in mind, whether that be in education, medicine, social work or more.

Our expansive array of medical and healthcare programs exemplifies this commitment. Our students, faculty, staff and alumni believe everyone deserves access to quality healthcare. We put exceptional primary care doctors, dentists, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and more into communities where they’ll make the biggest impact.

Touro Voices

Our alumni share the many ways they’ve given back to the community thanks to their Touro education.

I found out that there are so many areas in the United States that have a severe shortage of doctors. So that’s when I realized there’s this job called a locum, where companies hire you to work in these rural areas and sometimes big cities too. I realized I don’t have to travel to another country to give back and work with the underserved.

Sheneen Lalani, TouroCOM, DO ’14

The energy that students bring to a classroom reinvigorates me. The way their eyes light up when they learn something new —and creating an environment where students feel that way —is important to me. The majority of our students fall below the poverty line and in many cases are the first in their families to go to college.

Tracee Murren, Touro GSE ’10

I love the relationship that I have built with my students. Above anything else, they continue to instill in me my 'whys.' Why did I want to be a social worker?

Keneisha Newland, Touro GSSW ’16

I’ve really liked working on the Mobile Diabetes Education Center because it’s given me a chance to talk with patients more in-depth about their diabetes and given me a chance to really educate them on how to plan their meals better.

Juliana Ma Crawford, TUC MSPAS/MPH ’19

Justin Madriaga

I consider the Las Vegas Valley my home. Once I learned about Touro’s mission and the outreach opportunities available to students, I knew I wanted to come here. I want to give back to the community that has given so much to me.

Justin Madriaga, TUN School of Physician Assistant Studies ’20