Touro California hosted 3 Pre-SOMA talks at 3 different Northern California Universities. Touro University California is the only DO school in Northern California, which gives TUCA-SOMA the opportunity to share information about Osteopathic Medicine as well as do demonstrations of Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques to curious undergraduates. At UC Davis and UC Berkeley presentations were given answering some common questions about the application process about what it means to be an osteopathic medical student. At CSU East Bay, a panel of TUCOM DO students from different academic backgrounds answered questions about their personal experiences in the application process and shared their thoughts on how to manage medical school.
PNWU SOMA has partnered with the Washington Osteopathic Medical Assoc (WOMA) in planning the annual DO Day on the Hill in Olympia, WA. This is an opportunity for students and practicing physicians to speak with lawmakers in the state to raise awareness of the DO profession.
Several SOMA members at Touro Nevada COM got together to clean up and groom the trails at Red Rock National Park. Red Rock is a nearby, beautiful conservation area that many community members enjoy so this was a great opportunity to give back to the community.
The AOMA Speaker of the House spoke to students at ATSU-SOMA about how to advocate for future patients, even as a first year medical student.