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Dickran Altounian,


NMM/OMM Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellow

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

E-Mail: daltounian@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-5286 |

Education

University of Southern California, 2010 B.A. Neuroscience; Minor: Health Policy Management

Professional Experience

While pursuing my graduate degree, I worked as a volunteer coordinator for the LAC/USC Medical Center for the department of internal medicine where I lead training and development programs for the volunteers ranging from high school to college students and took part in various community outreach programs throughout the year.

Academic Interests

I have always enjoyed the sciences, especially neuroscience and exercise science. Being introduced to Osteopathic Medicine has further expanded my knowledge of the human body allowing me to appreciate the ability of identifying a somatic dysfunction, treating the dysfunction, and facilitating the body to treat itself in the process. I hope to continue on my journey in learning more about the depth of human anatomy and medicine.

Teaching Experience

I have had the opportunity to partake in a middle school tutoring program during my time at USC. It was a rewarding experience to tutor underprivileged students and empower them to excel to the best of their abilities. As a second year medical student, I had the opportunity to become an OMM teacher’s assistant to the first year medical students. With the fellowship, I hope to continue to share my knowledge and insight with my fellow peers both inside and outside the classroom setting.

Awards

Renaissance Scholar Recipient, 2010 (USC)

ANPOA Scholarship – Armenian National Peace Officers Association Recipient