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Fall 2020 Resolution Forum

Happy Pride Month!

LGBTQ+ Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, which is commemorating its 50th anniversary this year. As an organization we are committed to fighting for health equity and will not stop until our LGBTQ+ community receives the healthcare they deserve. Resolution […]

Statement In Support of Women’s Reproductive Health

The Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) supports women’s complete access to reproductive health and therefore opposes the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rule changes to the Title X National Family Planning Program set to take effect on May 3, 2019 if no judicial action is taken. The current Proposed Rule “Compliance with Statutory […]

AOF Welcomes Renee Wakulski to Board of Directors

CHICAGO (January 10, 2019) – The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) is pleased to welcome Renee Wakulski, OMS II, to its Board of Directors, as the 2019-2020 SOMA student representative. Student Doctor Wakulski is a second-year osteopathic medical student at Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, with an expected graduation date of May 2021. She earned […]

Demanding Single Payer

Solidarity with Medical Students Who Demand Single Payer Now! We, the undersigned, stand together with medical students as they pressure organized medicine to support a single, comprehensive health care system for everyone in America. At the American Medical Association’s annual conference in June, medical students demanded the organization end its decades-long opposition to a single-payer […]

CCOM Wins Battle of the Bald

Every spring the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) SOMA Chapter hosts a fundraiser for The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to funding pediatric cancer research. The CCOM event brings together students from all the colleges at Midwestern University and members of the local community. Participants are invited to shave their heads to raise […]

SOMA Awards Recipients

Congratulations to our Outstanding Chapters and Leaders! At the end of every year, National SOMA likes to take the opportunity to recognize the dedication of our leaders. These awards are presented at the Spring Convention as old leaders welcome the next group of osteopathic student leaders into their new roles. Congratulations to the chapters and […]

COCA Recap: 2018

The April COCA Meeting was full of important conversations and valuable updates. Here is a summary of what our SOMA leaders learned. A presentation by AACOM about the Match/placement process showed us that the final placement rate for osteopathic medical students was 98.75%. This means that 98.75% of osteopathic medical students graduating this year have […]

Report from COCA’s Spring Meeting

SOMA presented its report to COCA this morning. The report focussed on three topics: Graduate Medical Education and the concern about the rising number of osteopathic medical students matriculating every year. Curriculum standards and the desire among students to see topics like cultural competency and the business of medicine included in medical school curriculums across […]