What is the SOMA Alumni Membership?
The SOMA Alumni Membership is a division of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA), a national organization of students pursing a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree. SOMA Alumni Membership is an avenue for former SOMA members to become actively involved in mentoring medical and pre-med students, in addition to the opportunity to participate in SOMA events. Membership is a one-time fee of $25!
The goal of the SOMA Alumni Membership is to allow residents, fellows, & beyond to stay connected to the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA), even after graduation. Above all else, the membership aims to support aspiring Osteopathic physicians at all levels of education through mentoring opportunities. There are also opportunities to stay involved in advocacy, in addition to attending SOMA conferences, host SOMA lectures, and benefit from a variety of SOMA Alumni Member discounts! The SOMA Alumni Membership Website is your place for more information on how you can get involved in osteopathic medicine as a physician!
Click here to become a SOMA Alumni Member!
For any questions, please contact the Brooke Grill, OMS IV at membershipandalumniaffairs@
What is SOMA?
The Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) was founded in 1970 as a nonprofit association with the objectives to improve the quality of healthcare delivery, to educate osteopathic medical students, to espouse the ideals of osteopathic medicine, and to establish lines of communication among health care professionals.
With over 15,000 members, SOMA is the largest osteopathic medical student organization in the world. In addition to providing valuable programs and benefits, SOMA plays an active role in portraying the student voice to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and larger medical community in order to help shape the future of our chosen career field. Volunteer osteopathic medical students run both local and National SOMA organizations.
You can learn more about SOMA at www.studentdo.org
You can learn more about the AOA at osteopathic.org
Take Advantage of Our Member Benefits!
Let us help you through your Osteopathic journey by providing you access to SOMA’s member benefits. These Member Benefits include:
- Life Insurance / Dental Insurance/ Vision Insurance/ Travel Insurance/ Health Insurance Options / Car Insurance
- Physician-specific low-interest personal loans, student loan refinancing, banking options, banking, checking, and investment options created for physicians by physicians.
- Custom relocation resources and real estate experience for Residents and Practicing Physicians.
- A 25% Discount on Jaanuu scrubs and products.
- Discounts to higher education materials.
- Mentorship and networking opportunities.
Interested in Mentoring Medical Students? Volunteer to serve as a mentor!
By being involved in the SOMA Alumni Membership, you also can serve as a mentor for medical students involved in SOMA, as well as pre-medical students involved in Pre-SOMA. A searchable database with your contact information will be provided to members of both SOMA and Pre-SOMA for networking purposes. National SOMA hopes that this allows for further involvement of our SOMA Alumni in the lives of hard-working medical students, in addition to allowing them to feel a sense of comfort in having these professional connections.
Please CLICK HERE to sign up for the mentoring program!