Position Statement on Reintroducing a National Clinical Skills Examination

The Student Osteopathic Medical Association supports the indefinite cancellation of the COMLEX Level 2-PE clinical skills examination and strongly opposes the re-introduction of such an exam into the osteopathic physician licensure pathway. In late February, SOMA conducted a survey regarding pre-medical student, medical student, and physician opinion on the future …

Statement in Response to President Trump’s Proposed FY21 Budget

The Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) is disappointed with President Trump’s fiscal year 2021 (FY21) budget proposal, which proposes removal of key funding towards federal student financial aid, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and graduate medical education (GME), all of which are critical lifelines to osteopathic medical students and patient health …

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 …

Statement in Support of Transgender and Intersex Communities

Chicago, IL — The Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) urges the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Justice Department and the Department of Education to reconsider their stated plans to alter definitions of gender under Title IX. The categorization of someone’s gender based on a person’s …

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 …