Hello,My name is Mitchell Sauder, the Vice President and TOUCH representative for the DO 2021 class of Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. I see in the protocol for the TOUCH program, hours required by individual COMs can be logged after the initial 10 hours have been completed. For Western University of Health Sciences the required community service hours is 30 hours (with a specific community partner) prior to completing pre-clinical education. I have had questions on whether or not students would be able to log these required service hours as TOUCH hours once they surpass the listed 10 hours on the COSGP protocol or if they need to wait until the Universities 30 hours requirement is met prior to logging these hours towards TOUCH recognition.
Thank you for your time,Mitchell Sauder