AFFINITY GROUP UNDERWRITERS (AGU)
AFFINITY GROUP UNDERWRITERS (AGU) is SOMA’s endorsed provider of member benefit insurance and discount programs including:
- …and more
Take Advantage Of Group Rates, Benefits, Services And Discounts Available Only Through Your SOMA Membership!
For more information and a no-cost, no-obligation quote: www.affinitybenefits.com/soma or call 804.273.9797 (toll-free)
AGU, founded in 1997, is an independent insurance consultant, not owned or controlled by any insurance carrier. We specialize in developing and managing benefit programs and for members of associations nationwide.
A Free AOA Membership!
All osteopathic medical students have free American Osteopathic Association (AOA) membership. With that you receive access to all of the member benefits and discounts! View them here.
You’ll also find specific information for students at www.osteopathic.org/students to help you transition into postdoctoral training and beyond.
SOMA members receive a 10% discount on all subscriptions lengths for the COMLEX and COMAT question banks! CLICK HERE access your discount code.
COMQUEST has prepared tens of thousands of medical students all over the country for the COMLEX and COMAT since 2008. The team at COMQUEST recently added thousands of new questions, with thorough explanations, to ensure that medical students are prepared for today’s testing standards for the COMLEX Level 1, COMLEX Level 2-CE, COMLEX Level 3, Family Medicine COMAT, Internal Medicine COMAT, Ob/Gyn COMAT, Pediatrics COMAT, Psychiatry COMAT, Surgery COMAT, and Emergency Medicine COMAT.
COMQUEST’s new platform includes more robust analytics in order to allow medical students to gauge performance on a variety of helpful metrics. The platform is responsive meaning it automatically adjusts to fit the size of your browser window, whether it’s a browser on an iPhone, iPad, Android tablet, or any other device. Alternatively, you can download one of their native apps from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Founded in 2008 by an osteopathic physician who was disappointed in the COMLEX products available, COMQUEST has since dedicated itself to providing the best COMLEX and COMAT preparation in the market. The team at COMQUEST maintains excellent customer service 365 days a year.
SOMA members receive a 15% discount on all plans! CLICK HERE to access your discount code.
Cram Fighter is the easiest way to create and maintain a study schedule for the USMLE and COMLEX on your PC, Mac, iOS, or Android device. Creating a plan only takes a few minutes and Cram Fighter generates a daily checklist of tasks from your selected prep resources, so that you know exactly what to do each day to be ready for the big exam. You can easily make changes to your schedule without having to redo everything from scratch. Students who stick to their Cram Fighter study plan scored on average 15 points higher on the USMLE Step 1 than those that didn’t. SOMA members receive a 15% discount on all Cram Fighter plans. Try Cram Fighter free for 7 days at cramfighter.com.
SOMA has partnered with DocCom, an online communication skills program for healthcare providers. SOMA members receive a $200 discount using their SOMA membership number!
How DocCom improves communication skills
Each of the 42 multimedia modules (38 modules offer CME) address a range of communication and relationship-centered topics, ranging from core interviewing skills to advanced competencies.
The modules demonstrate fundamental and advanced interactional skills, while providing users with knowledge, skills review and opportunities for reflection. Through interactive videos, physicians demonstrate encounters with patients and provide text and video commentary on the interview. These real-world scenarios challenge learners to develop sensitivity to differing communication styles and difficult situations and improves their ability to respond respectfully and skillfully. DocCom also covers psychosocial issues such as alcoholism, domestic violence, depression, behavior change and somatization, and professional issues such as mistakes, boundaries, mindfulness, teamwork and self-care.
How it works:
1: Subscribe. Only $25 for one year for SOMA members
2: Learn. Access to any of the 38 modules that offer CME.
3: Earn Certificates. When you score at least 70%, receive a CME Certificate (Proof of Completion)
4: Improve Your Resume. Put DocCom module completion on your resume for Residency Programs or Medical Schools.
Check out DocCom’s free resources: Healthcare Communication: Effective Techniques for Clinicians (over 90 podcast episodes and 20 webinars)
For questions, contact: Bruce Wartman at Bruce.Wartman@doccom.org
Founded by sibling duo Dr. Neela Sethi Young (pediatrician in Los Angeles) and Shaan Sethi (former private equity investor), Jaanuu launched in 2013 to disrupt a placated medical uniform landscape. Jaanuu is derived from the Hindi word for life—jaan—in reverence to all that life challenges our community to face, accept, and overcome on their roads to achieving greatness.
We inspire healthcare professionals’ journeys to perform at their best. We study the strength with which they operate to deliver the most innovative uniforms in the world.
We embrace all kinds, colors, genders, identities, physiques, and ages, as well any point of view that doesn’t exclude or marginalize others. We seek to speak up, reach out, and look inward in response to social issues, and to celebrate the underdog who rises to systemic obstacles and challenges.
SOMA members receive a 20% discount on all USMLE and COMLEX products! SOMA members also receive a FREE medEssentials for the USMLE Step 1 ebook! CLICK HERE to access your discount code.
MADE BY DOCTORS, FOR DOCTORS
All of our USMLE prep—from Step 1 through Step 3 and COMLEX—is developed by doctors. They’ve already taken these exams, and they know the best strategies for a passing score.
TAILORED TO YOU
Build a test by organ system or discipline, and customize it to your liking. Qbank fits you—whether you’re looking for a quick content refresher, want to sharpen your test-taking skills, or need extra help studying for a final. Detailed progressive reports give you a full picture of your unique strengths and weaknesses. That way, you’ll always know what to focus on.
GET REAL (PRACTICE)
The best way to prep for Step 1 and Level 1? Our Qbank replicates the exams to a T—format, questions and all. Streamline your studying with interactive 3D images and more strategies than you can count. Plus, in-depth answer explanations integrate with additional sources (like Pathoma and SketchyMedical), so you can build on your knowledge with even more content, right from Qbank.
WHAT’S INCLUDED in our LEVEL 1 + STEP 1 QBANK
- 3,300+ exam-like questions for Step 1
- 1,400+ Level 1 questions
- Interface that replicates the Step 1
- In-depth answer explanations
- Step-by-step strategies that help you think like a physician
- Interactive 3D images you can rotate and label
- Detailed progressive reports that show you where to focus and how to play to your strengths
- Expanded short answer explanations with easy-to-digest information
- 3 full-length, realistic practice tests
- On-the-go access via newly updated Kaplan Medical mobile app
- Succinct, instructional video clips from Dr. Armando
To enroll visit KaplanMedical.com or call 1-800 KAPTEST
Discover the leading COMLEX Prep review with over 5200 COMLEX level 1 and 2 CE question banks from Dr. Savarese, author of the #1 Best Selling Osteopathic Review book, OMT Review.
- Get the updated OMT Review book, 4th Edition
- Learn from NBOME Simulated COMLEX question bank
- 2500 COMLEX Level 1 Questions
- 2700 COMLEX Level 2CE Questions
- 10 hours OMM Video lectures
- 700 OMM flashcards for COMLEX
- 360 OMM COMLEX-style questions
- PEER TO PEER PERFORMANCE
- Improve your Osteopathic Medical knowledge with OPP videos
- Score higher and Pass your COMLEX with over 600 points!
SOMA has partnered with Panacea Financial to offer banking designed just for medical students. As a national, digital bank built by physicians, their products and services are tailored just for doctors in training, like you!
Panacea supports their products with service designed for you.
- Private Banker – Your time matters most. As a SOMA member you’ll be given white glove service with a personal connection who will work with you throughout your career. No more anonymous call-centers!
- 24/7 Service – Live, in-person concierge customer. We work doctor’s hours, not banker’s hours.
- Transparent Processes – No cosigner, no pre-application, no bait and switch on rates.
Enter the Promo code in your application.
Panacea Presents the Banking for Medical Students
PRN Personal Loan
This is truly your money, as needed, and with rates less than half of an average credit card. As a fourth-year medical student you can get access to up to $15,000 to help with:
- Credit card debt consolidation
- Applications and licensure
- Board exams
- Life events
This is a totally free account, that will move with you throughout your career. Stop paying fees on your checking account!
- All ATM fees reimbursed – use it anywhere!
- No overdraft fees
- No minimum balance
- No monthly fees
Join the community of physicians banking at Panacea Financial, today!
Panacea Financial, a division of Primis. Member FDIC.
Did you know that as a graduating DO student you are able to buy a home with no money down using the special PhysicianLoan mortgage?
Tal Frank, President of PhysicianLoans, a family-owned company his parents founded nearly 30 years ago, has been a strong SOMA supporter for many years and serves as a SOMA Foundation board advisor. Tal, along with the Loan Officers at his company, has helped thousands of DOs across the country purchase homes over the years.
To get more information about the options available to you, submit your contact information and a licensed Loan Officer will reach out. There is no cost and no obligation to determine how much you qualify for.
You can also simply email Tal a question at firstname.lastname@example.org
Work with a trusted source when starting your home process.
SOMA members receive a 20% discount on all plans. JOIN NOW and unlock your exclusive 20% discount.
Picmonic’s picture-mnemonic learning system is one of the fastest ways to review and retain high-yield facts required for dream step scores and success in med school from the beginning of your first year. Includes thousands of need-to-know topics (1,400+ 2-minute videos), 16,000+ need to know facts and multiple-choice questions, and auto-generated daily spaced repetition quizzes — research-proven to increase retention over 331%.
Picmonic’s web and mobile-based interactive interface enables students to customize content, create their own Picmonics, and add notes, images, and videos. Even better, it’s scientifically proven to increase exam scores by 50%. Hear what med students have to say, and read reviews from former med students.
Pixorize makes memory-boosting visual mnemonics so that students can score higher on the USMLE Step 1 Exam/COMLEX Level 1 Exam and the MCAT Exam. Pixorize’s expansive content library includes over 700 videos covering various topics in biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology, microbiology, psychology, sociology and other sciences. Learn more at https://pixorize.com
USMLE-Rx is the only comprehensive digital system created by the authors of First Aid, designed for use alongside First Aid. Each year, tens of thousands of med students rely on Rx to succeed in class, perform well on their NBME and shelf exams, and crush the USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX. USMLE-Rx offers tools designed to help you throughout med school, including:
Rx Bricks: Short, interactive lessons that lay the foundations of medical knowledge.
Rx360: The complete Step 1 study suite, including Step 1 Qmax, Flash Facts, and Express Videos.
Step 1 Qmax: Over 2,300 high-yield questions, plus two brand-new 160-item Self-Assessment Exams.
Flash Facts: More than 14,000 flash cards covering every key topic in First Aid, plus our spaced repetition system, Study Stream
Express Videos:1,300 high-yield videos (80+ hours in all) and a 200+ page workbook.
Step 2 CK Qmax: Over 2,300 top-rated USMLE-style questions.
If you want to take USMLE-Rx for a 5-day test drive, head to www.usmle-rx.com.