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 leaders who went the extra mile this year!
 

Promotion of Osteopathic Medicine Award
This award is granted to the chapter in each region that demonstrated a commitment to promoting osteopathic ideals, philosophy, and principle through hosting events, advocacy, working with state societies, and professional development.

  • Region I — Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Region II — Lincoln Memorial University- Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Region III — University Of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Region IV — Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Region V — Western University Of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

 
Excellence In Community Outreach/Service Award
This award is granted to the chapter in each region that demonstrated a commitment to reaching out to their communities through varies community service activities.

  • Region I — University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Region II — Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus
  • Region III — Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine – Cleveland Campus
  • Region IV — Midwestern University – Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Region V — Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of The Pacific Northwest

 
Distinguished Service Award
Any outgoing member who has served 3 consecutive years for the organization as a chapter leader or national leader with at least one of those years being served as a member of the Board of Trustees or National Board of Directors.

  • Katie Cassella, OMS IV
  • Simran Behniwal, OMS IV
  • Reeya Patel, OMS IV
  • Crystal Cobb, OMS IV
  • Jenni Adams, OMS IV
  • Nick Tackett, OMS IV
  • Mikey Padilla, OMS IV
  • Rachel Abramczyk, OMS IV
  • Charles Lopresto, OMS IV
  • Katherine Kirby, OMS IV

 
President’s Award
National SOMA President selects one national officer from the BoT, NBD, or Foundation Board who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in the service of SOMA and consistently produced work of the highest quality.

  • Nasir Malim, OMS III
    Health Disparities Director

 
2017-2018 Officer of The Year Award
A SOMA leader nominated by any SOMA member or SOMA advisor that has contributed to the functioning of their chapter and promoted the SOMA mission statement by:
• Promoting osteopathic ideals and unity within the profession
• Educating future osteopathic physicians
• Improving the quality of healthcare

  • Megan Louie
    Lincoln Memorial University – Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

 
Soma Sam Award — Chapter Excellence For Political Advocacy
Awarded to the SOMA Chapter that demonstrates outstanding local, state and national political involvement.

  • Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

 
Golden Tibia Award — Young Chapter of The Year
Awarded to the SOMA Chapter chartered within the last 5 years and has demonstrated outstanding performance in:
• Membership Drive
• Projects and Events to chapter members
• Promoted osteopathic ideals
• Promoted political advocacy
• Promoted Pre-SOMA
• Promoted Community Outreach

  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine—Arkansas

 
Golden Femur Award — Chapter of The Year
Awarded to the SOMA Chapter that has demonstrated outstanding performance in:
• Membership Drive
• Projects and Events to chapter members
• Promoted osteopathic ideals
• Promoted political advocacy
• Promoted Pre-SOMA
• Promoted Community Outreach

  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine