National Pre-SOMA Standing Committee
In the Spring of 2021, Resolution S-21-04: “Creation of a National Pre-SOMA Standing Committee” was passed at the SOMA House of Delegates, which allows for expansion of the National Pre-SOMA reach.
The objective of the Pre-SOMA Standing Committee is to carry out the existing activities of National Pre-SOMA on a larger scale, with the goal of increasing reach, membership, and resources to pre-medical students. These activities include but are not limited to: strengthening Pre-SOMA’s social media presence, maintenance of the mentorship program, membership and recruitment, the establishment of new chapters, leadership development, and valuable programming development and execution, including innovative virtual and in-person programming. Composed of both medical students and pre-medical students from a variety of regions in the United States, and led by Co-Chairs (National Pre-SOMA Directors), the Standing Committee will ensure the continuity of the recently instituted mentorship program, and explore ways to ensure the consistent growth and expansion of Pre-SOMA on the local and national levels.
The following Pre-SOMA and SOMA members have been selected to serve as committee members in the 2021-2022 term:
Membership Coordinators: Veronia Fahmy and Charissa Anunciado
SNMA Liaisons: Erica Ross and Darius Amos
Social Media Coordinators: Tatiana Rodriguez Vargas and Amir Ali
OPP Coordinators: Heather Jao and Adam Khan
Programming Coordinator: Fatima Zahra Karkoub
Professional Development Coordinators: Zeba Shaik and Carson Vollmer
We are very excited about the work that will be accomplished by National Pre-SOMA in the 2021-2022 term!