Dr. Freeland came to talk to us about becoming a successful doctor. He is a D.O. practicing in Austin, TX. He discussed the business aspect of running a clinic, the future of primary care, and the benefits of becoming a D.O.
CCOM SOMA brought in the Chicago Metropolitan Breast Cancer Task force to talk about the treatment disparities between African American Women, and Caucasian Women in the Chicagoland area. CCOM SOMA had learned many aspects of Breast Cancer, one which being that there is a lot of money allocated to the Breast Cancer Awareness, but not very much aimed towards the research for treatment.
Euthanasia Coffee Talk:
The political actions committee at CCOM SOMA hosted a “Coffee Talk” Where students were able to freely discuss hot topics in the medical/political community. This month, we decided to speak on the topic of euthanasia.
Feed my Starving Children:
Feed my Starving Children is a non-profit organization that packages food to ship to underdeveloped countries in the world. CCOM SOMA brought our first year members in a total of three sessions in the month of October to package food for children in Africa.
SOMA members attended an informational meeting with Dr. Principe where he not only taught the students to cook a nutritious meal, but also how he uses informational sessions to better treat and educate his patients for an overall healthier lifestyle. Different topics were discussed about nutrition in certain foods, and how various methods of preparation could affect the nutritional outcome.
The PreSOMA committee at CCOM reached out to the University of Illinois Chicago to speak about what it is like to be an osteopathic student and possibly starting a PreSOMA committee at their school.
Student DO for a Day
Student Osteopathic Medical Association members at KCOM started a program to give prospective medical students insight into what a day as an OMS is like. The undergraduate student spend the day shadowing a med student through lecture, OMM lab, Ultrasound lab, and Anatomy Lab. They get a tour of the school, and have the opportunity to ask questions.
Chicago is promoting Osteopathic Medicine by using #DOMore. It has allowed them to promote local CCOM SOMA chapter events and promote Osteopathic Medicine. Below is a video that highlights the most recent events. To learn more about CCOM's events use the #DOMore.