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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Fall 2017 House of Delegates

The Fall 2017 SOMA House Minutes serve as the official record for House business at SOMA’s House of Delegates. The record includes election results for SOMA’s 2018-2019 Board of Trustees, and the action taken on each of the eleven resolutions that were submitted to the House for consideration. The minutes will need to be approved […]

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