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A Day in the Life of an Osteopathic Medical Student
Research Day
  • Tova Goldstein, Kutztn University of Pennsylvania
  • Arthur Sesso, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Michael McGuiness, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Denah Appelt, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Start Date
3-5-2017 1:00 PM

During this past fall semester, in Tova Goldstein’s Introduction to Photography class, there was an assignment to create a photo essay. Anything that tells a story would be acceptable. Guidelines were provided that we were encouraged to follow but were not mandatory such as shooting a large group, head-shots, sequence of steps, and more. Since Tova is fortunate enough to have her father on staff at PCOM, It was thought to be fine to show a day in the life of an osteopathic medical student!

On November 3, 2016, Tova Goldstein visited the campus to explore opportunities for her project. The camera used was a Canon EOS Rebel T5.

Tova took many pictures of the library, a computer study area, the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) lab, Clinical Learning Assessment Center where simulations were conducted, and then the Anatomy Lab.

This presentation follows a sequence from obtaining information in the library and a computer lab to learning skills necessary for a physician in OMM and simulation labs to exploring the anatomy to learn deep details of the body structure. Collectively, this photo essay represents one day in the life of an osteopathic medical student.


She appreciates the assistance of Dr. Denah Appelt, Dr. Arthur Sesso, Dr. Michael McGuiness, Dr. Donald Allison, Dr. Georges and the osteopathic medical students, and thanks them for giving her permission to complete her chosen assignment.

Tova Goldstein is a third year undergraduate student at Kutztown University whose major is Graphics and Advertising Design

Citation Information
Tova Goldstein, Arthur Sesso, Michael McGuiness and Denah Appelt. "A Day in the Life of an Osteopathic Medical Student" (2017)
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