Happy Match Day 2018!

Congratulations to all who Matched this season! Check out where some of our members are going!

  Lucia Andre  - Psychiatry at U.C. Davis, CA

Lucia Andre - Psychiatry at U.C. Davis, CA

  Eric Bradford - General surgery at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO  

Eric Bradford- General surgery at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO  

  Katherine Corwin  - Dermatology at Beaumont Hospital, MI

Katherine Corwin - Dermatology at Beaumont Hospital, MI

  Brian Birks  - Internal Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center, IL 

Brian Birks - Internal Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center, IL 

  Kristen Dowdy  - Emergency Medicine at Baystate Medical Center, MA

Kristen Dowdy - Emergency Medicine at Baystate Medical Center, MA

  2nd Lt. Christopher Fullington  - Family Medicine at Travis Air Force Base, CA

2nd Lt. Christopher Fullington - Family Medicine at Travis Air Force Base, CA

  Abigail Zinn  - General Surgery at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO

Abigail Zinn - General Surgery at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO

  Monica Mills  - Internal Medicine at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, OR

Monica Mills - Internal Medicine at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, OR

  Paul Gustin  - Neurosurgery at Bromenn Medical Center in Normal, IL

Paul Gustin - Neurosurgery at Bromenn Medical Center in Normal, IL

  Lindsey Bierle  - Internal Medicine at Virginia Tech Carilion

Lindsey Bierle - Internal Medicine at Virginia Tech Carilion

Hannah Canepa - Internal Medicine at Baystate Medical Center, MA

  Patrick Wallace  - Emergency Medicine at University Nevada Las Vegas  &  2nd Lt. Laurie Bezjian  - Family Medicine at Nellis Air Force Base, NV

Patrick Wallace - Emergency Medicine at University Nevada Las Vegas  & 2nd Lt. Laurie Bezjian - Family Medicine at Nellis Air Force Base, NV

Bag to Build: Iota Chapter partners with Habitat for Humanity

Members of the MSUCOM Iota chapter gathered at Valu Land in Lansing Michigan to lend a hand during Habitat for Humanity's largest donation drive of the year! The Project titled "Bag to Build" had students bagging groceries and handing out treats to shoppers in order to raise funds for the Veteran Repair Project. Find out more about the project here.

Lambda Chapter brings warmth and comfort to children in need through Project Linus

Lambda Chapter members from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine came together to make blankets for Project Linus, a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering blankets to children in hospitals, shelters, and social service agencies. Read more about Project Linus and the fabulous work they do here

Congratulations Dr. Tracy Middleton, ACOFP's Educator of the Year!

Tracy O. Middleton, DO, FACOFP, SSP Theta Chapter member and Rho Chapter faculty advisor will be recognized this March by The American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians for her continued excellence as an osteopathic educator. We congratulate her on this very prestigious recognition. She will be honored at ACOFP '18

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1100+ community service hours logged this year by our Psi Chapter from TouroCOM, Harlem

Psi Chapter has had an active and exciting year of establishing and engaging in volunteer work. Since the new executive board was elected in March 2017, our 30 active members have amassed over 1100 general community service hours and 1000 peer-to-peer volunteer hours.

Every Friday, a group of students gather at First Corinthian Baptist Church to aid in its food pantry distribution. Rain or shine, the students dispense donated food and aid in the unloading and storage of the items.

The Psi Chapter teamed up with a local Boy Scouts of America troop to assist the young men in attaining their First-Aid Merit Badge. Members taught key skills such as recognizing the signs of dehydration, attending to injuries, and CPR.

Their “Delish-a-Dish” fundraiser was created in support of Corbin’s Legacy, an organization that provides lunches for elementary children. In a cooking competition styled in an “Iron Chef” fashion, individuals or teams were given a secret and mandatory ingredient. Professors tasted and judged the contenders. This event raised $800.

Medical Simulation Research- a new poster presentation by SSP Members Wallace and Bezjian

Omicron Theta's Student Doctors Patrick Wallace and Laurie Bezjian presented their original research poster at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in Los Angeles, CA this month. The research project was titled, “Hyper-realistic trauma immersion and its effect on medical student perspective towards patient care”. 

Zeta-Alpha Chapter raises over $4,744 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation this holiday season!

Corn Hole Tournament: October 3, 2017. The Zeta-Alpha Chapter organized a corn hole tournament which raised over $2000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. First place winners were Tanner Douglas (2nd year DO) and Govind Chhina (2nd year DO) and second place winners Nick Hernandez (3rd year pharmacy) and Kaylyn Guthrie (2nd year DO). 

Sweater Fundraiser: The Zeta Alpha Chapter also sold class sweaters for each of the doctorate programs on the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Georgia Campus with proceeds benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They were hugely successful and made an additional donation of $2,744 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Heart of the Holidays- Nu Chapter members shared winter holiday cheer with local foster children

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Nu Chapter's Annual Heart of the Holidays Event is an event in which members adopt 50 children from a local foster home and host a holiday party on a December afternoon. Nu Chapter encourages participation from the entire West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine community through giving trees posted around campus. This year's event was hugely successful! 

Iota chapter members from MSUCOM lend a hand at Habitat for Humanity

The Iota Chapter of SSP went to the Habitat for Humanity Restore center to help reorganize the resale furniture store and help dispose of some unwanted items. 

Members got to work off some of the stress of medical school using sledge hammers and axes to break down old wood furniture. The Restore was looking impeccably clean and reorganized by the time we left! 

November is Alzheimer's Awareness month! Student Doctor Young is committed to helping this cause; find out how you can help too

Student Doctor Derek Young from Omicron Theta and his wife visit a Memory Care unit at a nursing home on a weekly basis. They spend this time with patients who have been diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer's. Visit the National Alzheimer's Association webpage to learn about fundraisers and volunteer opportunities near you. 

Zeta-Alpha Chapter partners with the Student Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons to landscape for a Veteran this Veteran's Day

Veterans Day Volunteer Event: November 11, 2017. SSP Zeta Alpha Chapter partnered with the Nehemiah Project to help landscape for our veteran Mr. Benny. We raked and bagged leaves, cleaned weeds and tried to clean his yard as much as we could to help him on Veterans Day. SSP collaborated with Student Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons at GA-PCOM on this project.