Congratulations to all who Matched this season! Check out where some of our members are going!
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 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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Student Doctors Patrick Wallace and Laurie Bezjian from Omicron Theta Chapter, presented their research at the Spine Intervention Society this month in San Francisco. Their project was titled, “Immediate versus delayed pain reduction in ultrasound guided corticosteroid sacroiliac joint injections in conjunction with physical examination special tests”.