Keeping Medical School Students Engaged using 

Telehealth during the COVID-19 Pandemic

TeleMedstudent™ Video

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NYITCOM Medical Students

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TeleMedstudent™ was developed to advance medical education at a time when it is difficult for medical students to physically interact with patients and their supervising physicians. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many physicians were forced to provide telehealth services in order to safely administer medical care to patients at risk for COVID-19 infection or other complications. TeleMedstudent™, which integrates two separate telecommunications systems, was created to allow a physician, patient, and medical student to participate in a private, secure and HIPAA compliant encounter, with the permission of the patient. Until TeleMedstudent™ was developed, third and fourth year medical students were relegated to online learning and clinical rotation modules because in-person clinical rotations were typically cancelled. With TeleMedstudent™, medical students can observe and participate in virtual patient interactions, where they can be engaged in the encounter and gain valuable clinical knowledge necessary to become competent doctors.

"TeleMedstudent™ effectively solves the problem of medical students' lack of exposure to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. While complete physical exams are not possible, TeleMedstudent™ allows me to continue my elective and participate in Dr. Cohen's telehealth clinic remotely (all with the permission of the patient)."

- testimonial from NYITCOM 4th year medical student


Healthcare providers who utilize TeleMedstudent™ are required to certify that they are using HIPAA compliant video chat systems for both patient and medical student engagement. Please do not use this system without an active/authorized private and secure account. 

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Meet The Team

Zachary Coopee OMS III

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to serve as an academic scholar at NYITCOM and put my biomedical engineering and coding skills to work. I saw the need to get our medical students back on track and was able to make TeleMedstudent a reality.

Todd Cohen MD

I felt compelled to find a way for medical students to continue their education and clerkships during the COVID-19 pandemic. I created a method of dual video chat integration which traingulates communication between the physician, medical students, and the patient. I re-directed our engineering scholar and robotics team to help develop  the system.

Nicole Hunzeker


As a first year medical student at NYITCOM, I am enjoying working with Dr. Cohen's team and Zachary Coopee to help develop this novel remote medical student teaching platform. 

Robert Hubley


As a first-year medical student at NYITCOM, I am utilizing biomedical engineering and programming skills learned during my undergraduate education at the University of Virginia. I enjoy working with this unique team on fascinating and important research endeavors.



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(tip: go plug in 101 Northern Blvd., Greenvale, NY into GPS to the St. Francis DeMatteis Center. Across from DeMatteis on Northern Blvd. is West entrance to NYITCOM. Follow West Rd. to Stop sign and make right into large parking lot, and big building on left is Riland Building. Patient parking is reserved in front of lot, and LIHRC is on 1st floor.)