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Ultrasound Workshop – What am I looking at?

Ever see one of your friends post their baby’s ultrasound image and have no idea what you are…

CMDA- Church Construction Project

Acts 2:42 Bible Fellowship church needs help constructing a nursery at the church for a few new mothers…

Chipotle fundraising. Event through mentorship club!!

Please show your support to mentoring club by eating at chipotle Sunday may 9th!! Simply provide the code…

Diversity in Medicine Roundtable Discussion

After our monthly meeting, SOMA would like to host a roundtable discussion with SNMA and APAMSA clubs. This…

Saint Vincent Family Medicine Residency Information Session

Dr. Timothy Pelkowski is a family medicine doctor in Erie, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in…

Student Clubs

ACOS-MMS

Club Description

SOSA is the official section of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS), and the local SOSA chapter at LECOM is one among the COM (Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) that strive to promote the goals of SOSA at local and national levels. Medical students who obtain membership in LECOM SOSA are encouraged to continue their interest in the surgical specialties, to become proactive in the surgical field, to participate in the ACOS activities and governance, and to promote the fundamental principles:

  1. Stressing the understanding of osteopathic principles in relationship to disease in the practice of surgery;
  2. Helping to promote education in the field of surgery, including gowning and gloving, scrubbing, sterile technique, suturing and tying techniques, operating room behavior, instrumentation, universal precautions, osteopathic manipulative management of the surgical patient, pre and post-operative management of surgical patients, and surgical documentation; and
  3. Providing a forum for discussion amongst students and surgeons.

By becoming a SOSA member, medical students can gain access to national resources, such as research, scholarships, and other opportunities.


Officers

  • PRESIDENT: Tristan Palmer
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Birkaran Sadhar
  • SECRETARY: Westin Yu
  • TREASURER: Rebecca Cyrek
  • National Liaison: Mohammed Ashkar

News & Events

  • The surgery club is planning to host a SIM club skills clinic on Sunday, April 3rd, and Monday April 4th for all 2nd year students to be able to sharpen skills that will be extremely important for their clinical rotations. we plan…
  • Come join ACOS-MSS in learning the basics of proper suturing techniques! The event will take place on March 11th and 18th from 6-9pm. The suturing clinics will be led by the skilled hands of Drs. Jung, Coughlin, and Risavi–so you definitely don’t…
  • the LECOM ACOS-MSS club is planning to host a casting clinic, put on by the Millcreek orthopedic residents, at the end of November (November 29th) to allow for members to get the basics of casting different parts of the body.
  • The LECOM ACOS-MSS (surgery) club is pleased to announce the start of our Jacket sale this year. we will be offering Columbia brand items for purchase august 23-30. we will be posting the links on facebook and group-me for you to browse…

SAACOFP

Student Association of the American College of Family Physicians

Club Description

Our mission statement: to strengthen the relationship between students, faculty members, and other student organizations while promoting excellence in osteopathic family medicine through quality education and responsible advocacy.


Officers

  • PRESIDENT: Bonnie Nguyen
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Jane Kwong
  • SECRETARY: Chelsea Grey
  • TREASURER: Sean Pazurchek

News & Events

  • Dr. Timothy Pelkowski is a family medicine doctor in Erie, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UPMC Hamot and Saint Vincent Hospital – Erie. He will be speaking about the Saint Vincent Family Medicine Residency program on…
  • The family medicine club will be hosting a meet and greet on Monday, March 28 at 5:30pm in the cafeteria. Come sign up for the free club and learn about volunteer experiences/future events. Pizza and other refreshments will be provided!
  • The family medicine club will be hosting a meet and greet on Monday, March 28 at 5:30pm in the cafeteria. Come sign up for the free club and learn about volunteer experiences/future events. Pizza and other refreshments will be provided!
  • SAACOFP will be hosting our annual pin sale fundraiser. Pins for each of the following systems will be offered: Anatomy (full body), MSK (gold femur), Neurology, Cardiology, GI, Respiratory, Renal, Endocrinology (gold pancreas), and Dermatology. Pins are $5 for the 1st one…

Class of 2021


Officers

PRESIDENT: Ryan Zimmerman

VICE PRESIDENT 1: Sandeep Bhatti

VICE PRESIDENT 2: Sreya Gona

SECRETARY: Michael Furey

TREASURER: Marisa Pope

LDP REPRESENTATIVES: Meena Farid, Elizabeth Havlicek, Yusra Mansour

PBL REPRESENTATIVES: Christian Kaschak, Payal Patel

DSP REPRESENTATIVE: Katie Stephens

PCSP Representative: Dominique Baker

APAP Representative: Jeremy Shapiro


News & Events

  • Help support the PM&R Club and order a custom lapel pin to go with your white coat! AOCPMR will be having a pin sale fundraiser for the Class of 2024 and Class of 2025. Pins are $5 each. Online orders via Google…

Class of 2022


Officers

PRESIDENT: Andrew Gaddi

VICE PRESIDENT 1: Tyler Hunt

VICE PRESIDENT 2: Tanvi Chaudhry

SECRETARY: Holland Garbacz

TREASURER: Ross Knaud

LDP REPRESENTATIVES: Jacob Blank, Jasmine Beloy, Justin San Juan

PBL REPRESENTATIVES: Stephanie Craig, Deanna Peterangelo

DSP REPRESENTATIVE: Thanmayi Palegar

PCSP Representative: Jacob Braddock

APAP Representative: Sandra George


News & Events

  • Help support the PM&R Club and order a custom lapel pin to go with your white coat! AOCPMR will be having a pin sale fundraiser for the Class of 2024 and Class of 2025. Pins are $5 each. Online orders via Google…

Class of 2023


Officers

PRESIDENT: Katie Lewis

VICE PRESIDENT 1: Kent Axcell

VICE PRESIDENT 2: Lindsey Schwanke

SECRETARY: Sayuri Gurusinghe

TREASURER: Mark Francis

LDP REPRESENTATIVES:  Lexi Hilzendeger, Christian Kostowniak, & Alex Stevens

PBL REPRESENTATIVES: Mera Dickensheets & Tara De Goutiere 

DSP REPRESENTATIVE: Kenny Tse

PCSP Representative: Meghan Gould

APAP Representative:


News & Events

  • Help support the PM&R Club and order a custom lapel pin to go with your white coat! AOCPMR will be having a pin sale fundraiser for the Class of 2024 and Class of 2025. Pins are $5 each. Online orders via Google…

Class of 2024


Officers

PRESIDENT: Salvador Hernandez

VICE PRESIDENT 1: Mitchell Vallone

VICE PRESIDENT 2: Kareem Soliman

SECRETARY: Amritpal Jagra

TREASURER: Samantha Yearwood

LDP REPRESENTATIVES:  

Ronald Lott

Ashton Amos

Emily Kelly

PBL REPRESENTATIVES: 

Megan Kerbag

Salvatore Schaper

DSP REPRESENTATIVE:

Jordan Wallis

PCSP Representative

Chelsea Grey


News & Events

  • Help support the PM&R Club and order a custom lapel pin to go with your white coat! AOCPMR will be having a pin sale fundraiser for the Class of 2024 and Class of 2025. Pins are $5 each. Online orders via Google…

Class of 2025


Officers

PRESIDENT: Nevin Anderson

VICE PRESIDENT 1: Sanjana Ravi

VICE PRESIDENT 2: Mark Leone

SECRETARY: Muhammed Alam

TREASURER: Louisa Warnke

LDP REPRESENTATIVES:  Cassandra Holub, Rebekah Moshier, Salmman Ahmed

PBL REPRESENTATIVES: Alec Basile, Chris Pusatere

DSP REPRESENTATIVE: Whitney Brown

PCSP Representative: Maia Austin


News & Events

  • Help support the PM&R Club and order a custom lapel pin to go with your white coat! AOCPMR will be having a pin sale fundraiser for the Class of 2024 and Class of 2025. Pins are $5 each. Online orders via Google…

CMDA Club

Club Description

Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA) is a national organization of physicians, dentists, and medical and dental students who strive to integrate their Christian beliefs within the health care that they provide. CMDA educates and equips Christian healthcare professionals to glorify God by serving with professional excellence as witnesses of Christ’s love and compassion to all peoples while advancing biblical principles of healthcare. As a student chapter, LECOM CMDA attempts to achieve this through fellowship, prayer, Bible study, and communication with the local graduate chapter and the national office. With chapters in nearly every U.S. medical and dental school, CMDA provides opportunities for fellowship with other Christian health profession students at LECOM as well as at other schools.

We meet every Monday at 6 pm (except for the last Monday of each month)

Join our GroupMe!


Officers

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PRESIDENT: Wendy Weaver

My name is Wendy Weaver, and I am from Pittsburgh, PA! I am a DSP student, and my dream is to become a Pediatrician. In undergrad at Grove City College, I was part of a group where I lead Bible studies, and I have gone on mission trips where I have shared my faith to others! In my free time I love to read, watch TV series, snowboard, hang out with friends, and play with my cat Winston! I love learning more about God and the Bible, and would
love to share that with all of you as well.

VICE PRESIDENT: Maia Austin

Hello! My name is Maia Austin and I am from Colorado Springs, Colorado. I am a PCSP student planning to pursue family medicine, and I am hoping to open up a direct primary care practice one day. When I’m not studying or playing video games virtually with my younger siblings, you can find me training for American Ninja Warrior at the ninja gym in town called Sinai Sports. I am very excited to be joining the CMDA leadership team as the Vice President, and I hope to see some new faces this semester!

SECRETARY: Pranuthi Gadde

Hello everyone! My name is Pranuthi Gadde, and I’m from New Hyde Park, NY. I’m an LDP student interested in family medicine, and I’m excited to serve as secretary for CMDA! Some of my hobbies include playing the piano, reading, and spending time outdoors. I also enjoyed being involved in a Christian group in college, so I’m thankful for this opportunity. Looking forward to meeting everyone soon!

TREASURER: Kegan Smith

Hi everyone! My name is Kegan Smith and I’m an LDP student from Johnstown, Pennsylvania. I’ll be serving as the treasurer for CMDA this year and I can’t wait to get to know you all! My academic interests include neuroscience and surgery. Outside of school I love to run, play video games, and golf (when the weather permits)! I’m excited for this opportunity and can’t wait to get started, see you all soon.


News & Events

We meet every Monday at 6 pm (except for the last Monday of each month)

Dermatology Club

Club Description

The mission of the LECOM Dermatology Club is to provide a community of academia, support, and resources to medical students interested in the field of dermatology. 


Officers

PRESIDENT: Karan Desai

VICE PRESIDENT: Olivia Cossins

SECRETARY: Anthony Frost

TREASURER: Jessica Shastay

NATIONAL LIAISON: Westin Yu


News & Events

DO2 Max Athletics

Club Description

The goal of DO2 max is to provide an athletic outlet for students during the week.  We organize and run different events throughout the week to give LECOM students a friendly and supportive environment to compete in.  During the spring and fall we have soccer, flag football, ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball; however we are always open to suggestions and are looking for more sports and activities to add.  All are welcome regardless of ability or previous experience, so let’s have some fun!


Officers

  • PRESIDENT: Tanner McQuality
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Joseph Valenti
  • SECRETARY: Jasmine Issa
  • TREASURER: Thomas Pasquale

News & Events

  • DO2 Max will be having a spring raffle with 3 winners earning running and LECOM gear! A google spreadsheet will be posted on the DO2 Max facebook page. You earn points towards the raffle by walking or running for the week Aril 5-11.
  • Be a Part of the Polar Plunge! Come join members from LECOM as they participate in the Polar Plunge on Saturday November 16th! Use the link below to sign up to plunge or donate to our team! Check out LECOM's team fundraising page for Special Olympi

Emergency Medicine Club

Club Description

The Emergency Medicine Club provides students with an interest in Emergency Medicine the opportunity to learn, develop and practice skills that are pertinent to Emergency Medicine. The practice of these techniques will benefit students during their rotations and residency. The EM club serves as a centralized source of information to expose students and provide opportunities for those interested in a career in EM. The club operates through its commitment to osteopathic medicine and participates in service activities within the Erie community.

Club activities include:

  • Radiology review, suture clinic, IV clinic, intubation lab, surgical airway lab, ultrasound clinic
  • Guest speakers on topics regarding pursuing a career in EM from different perspectives: 4th year medical student, resident and attending
  • Community service projects: Refugee health fair, Relay for Life, and Celebrate Erie
  • Fundraising

Officers

PRESIDENT: Demetria Xenos

VICE PRESIDENT: Jenna Allen

SECRETARY: Najia Ali

TREASURER: Mitchell Casey

HISTORIAN: Shane Farrell


News & Events

  • Through our STOP THE BLEED® course, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively. The purpose of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign is to make our nation more resilient by better preparing the public to save lives if people nearby…
  • Emergency Medicine Club is hosting a t-shirt sale, see their facebook and instagram for more details on how to order!
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  • The LECOM Emergency Medicine Club will be hosting a Rapid Sequence Intubation Course on Thursday, Oct. 29th at 5:30 where Dr. Risavi will cover the advanced technique of RSI used to secure patient airways in emergency situations.

Internal Medicine Club

Club Description

The Internal Medicine Club is devoted to educating medical students on the various aspects of being an internist. Goals of the club include educating students on the specialties available to internists, what to expect on an Internal Medicine clerkship, and other current issues that may arise in the field of Internal Medicine. Club members are able to participate with Internal Medicine Journal Club at Millcreek Community Hospital for discussion with hospital physicians on current medical topics. Past speakers have included but are not limited to: Cardiology, Hematology, Oncology, Internists, and Pulmonologists.


Officers

PRESIDENT: Trent Holmes

VICE PRESIDENT: Yousef Joseph

SECRETARY: Paarth Sharma

TREASURER: Emily Heim


News & Events

  • Dr. Robert Hasty, DO, FACOI, will be speaking to the Club about how to get into the residency of your choice, what you can be doing now and in clinical rotations to stand out from your peers, and anything else you can…
  • We will be hosting Dr. Brian Webster, MD for a Q/A session via zoom on Monday, March 14th at 5:30PM. Dr. Webster is an attending physician at Wilmington Health in Wilmington, NC. He currently holds the title of Chief Medical Information Officer…
  • Internal Medicine club will be hosting a virtual Q/A session with current LECOM MS3 students! This is a great opportunity to meet classmates and to ask any questions you have regarding preclinical or clinical years! When: August 24th at 7:00 PM Where:…
  • Support the Internal Medicine Club, while shopping stylish LECOM apparel. The clothing sale will run from August 1st-August 14th and orders will be shipped out by August 31st.

International Medical Society

Club Description

The International Medical Society at LECOM is the primary organization focused on international health. Students from the club have participated in multiple medical mission trips to a variety of developing nations including Uganda, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Peru. These trips spread the osteopathic principles across the globe while providing health care to underserved indigenous peoples. IMS also prides itself in its active involvement serving the Erie community by helping the myriad refugees in Erie. Throughout these opportunities the International Medical Society hopes to offer members a glimpse into international healthcare practices and public health.


Officers

PRESIDENT: Mary Adams

VICE PRESIDENT: Melissa Chen

SECRETARY: Rachel Alexander

TREASURER: Ashton Amos

MULTICULTURAL RESOURCE CENTER COORDINATOR: Mary Torrence


News & Events

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LECOM Allies

Mission

The LECOM Allies club seeks to provide an inclusive space for people of any background to come together, share their experiences, and foster a culture of empathy and acceptance at LECOM and in the community.


Officers

  • PRESIDENT: Garrett Kettle
  • VP: Jennifer Kardos
  • SECRETARY: Selina Yossef
  • TREASURER: Julia McKinney

News & Events

  • Come support Special Olympics-Erie by participating in LECOM Sports Med & LECOM Allies's Spikes for Tikes Volleyball Tournament! The cost will be $30 per team (maximum of 12, minimum of 6 per team). Hope to see you there!

Medical Muslim Student Association

Club Description

The Medical Muslim Student Association (MMSA) is an organization created to provide a common outlet for LECOM’s Muslim student population. As part of LECOM’s student body, the MMSA seeks to positively change the surrounding community through service and outreach.  The MMSA places a particular emphasis on using the unique cultural perspective of its members to interact with populations in a way that both complements and enhances the work of other service organizations.


Officers

PRESIDENT: Mohammed Razi

VICE PRESIDENT: Afeera Chaudhry

SECRETARY: Asma Khan

TREASURER: Hamza Ghani


News & Events

Mentoring Club

Club Description

The Mentoring Club of LECOM meets with school-aged children once a week at the Erie Heights YMCA Kids Club, located right around the corner from LECOM.  The mentors spend time each week forming lasting relationships with the children while acting as positive role models.  They organize special events for the children on Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  The mentors also bring the children to Erie Bayhawks games, ice skating, and other fun field trips that these children may never have had the chance to experience before.  Being a mentor is a rewarding experience, and it only takes an hour a week to make a difference in the lives of these children and in the community of Erie.


Officers

PRESIDENT: Julia Davis

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VICE PRESIDENT: Aubry Chickerella

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SECRETARY: Adam Slayton

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News & Events

  • Please show your support to mentoring club by eating at chipotle Sunday may 9th!! Simply provide the code which will be distributed closer to the event at checkout and our club will benefit from your yummy dinner choice! thank you to all…
  • Chocolate bars will be available for sale in the cafeteria at lunch time to help fundraiser for Mentorships’ events for the kids! Please feel free to stop by and treat yourself to something sweet so we can help support the kids of…
  • On May 4th, 2021, Mentoring Club will be hosting our spring fundraiser through Chipotle Mexican Grill.  Celebrate Cinco de Mayo a day early with some burritos and guac!  All proceeds from this event will go towards supplying the local Erie Heights Kids…
  • Mentoring Club will be holding a fundraiser for the YMCA Kids Club with the Chipotle Mexican Grill on Peach Street on October 20th from 4-8 PM. Simply type "VTK4XEQ" into the Chipotle app where it says "Promo Code" to help out!

Military Medicine Club

Club Description

The Military Medicine Club works to unite the LECOM students of all the military branches and their supporters.  The Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen work together to prepare for their respective military trainings and provide advice on how to be successful in the military society.  The Military Medicine Club also hopes to raise awareness, at LECOM and in the community, for the unique health problems facing today’s military. LECOM military students feel honored to have the opportunity to take care of America’s heroes in the future.


Officers

PRESIDENT: Tanner McQuality

VICE PRESIDENT: Alexandra Weisler

SECRETARY: Demetria Xenos


News & Events

Neurology/Psychiatry Club

Club Description

The Neurology/Psychiatry club offers the chance for anyone interested to learn about these specialities, build connections with physicians in these fields, shadowing opportunities, and  volunteer opportunities in the community. We bring in guest speakers to share and talk about their journey through medical school/residency and how they developed an interest in their fields. 


Officers

PRESIDENT: Jasmine Issa

VICE PRESIDENT: Salvador Hernandez

SECRETARY: Brandon Chin

TREASURER: Kirat Bhangu


News & Events

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  • We will be guiding club members through a lumbar puncture with Sim Club using mannequins. Students will learn how to perform spinal taps taught by Dr. Jung.
  • We will be providing an opportunity to learn additional nerve release techniques from Dr. Hendryx and have the opportunity to practice on each other. This will be run similar to an OPP lab, but will focus on neurological topics and techniques.
  • Students and their family members will have the opportunity to purchase flowers for their white coat ceremony.

Oncology Club

Club Description

This club will be of special interest to anyone that foresees a profession in Oncology. With that being said, cancer patients often have many other health conflicts other than their cancer, frequently from subsequent complications by chemotherapy. This club will offer insight into these patients’ lives and treatments to better sympathize and better treat your patient in any field of medicine.

Officers

Oncology Club would like to introduce to you, the new 2022 E-Board Officers! If you are interested in learning more about the field of Oncology and joining our efforts to raise cancer awareness, this club is a great fit for you! Please stay tuned for more information about our upcoming guest speaker events and volunteer opportunities. We look forward to serving you this year!

Reach out to us at lecom.oncology@gmail.com

  • PRESIDENT: Rachel Kim
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Nevin Anderson
  • SECRETARY: Sanjana Ravi
  • TREASURER: Haroon Saeed
  • EVENT COORDINATORS: Ryan Ballard and Soudarath Lily Southivongnorath

News & Events

  • Oncology Club would like to welcome all members to attend a Q&A session with Dr. Richard Riedel, who is currently the Program Director for the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship at Duke University. Dr. Riedel will provide insight into a profession in Oncology and the…
  • Join us in welcoming Dr. Laura Vater, MD, MPH, who is a hematology-oncology fellow, writer, and speaker. Dr. Vater will be presenting on Cultivating Compassion in Medicine and more about the Heme/Onc specialty for students who are interested in pursuing this fellowship….
  • Join us at 6 PM on January 19th via Zoom for our 1st Mock Tumor Board where we will be discussing oncology-specific cases with a clinical and holistic approach!
  • Join us as we welcome Dr. Shauna Campbell D.O. who will be speaking to us on behalf of the Cleveland Clinic Radiation Oncology Program. Dr. Campbell is a radiation oncologist who specializes in H&N and sarcoma and is an Executive Committee Past…

Pediatrics Club

Club Description

The Pediatrics club is a club open to all students who are interested in the specialty of Pediatrics or who are interested in learning more. The goal of the Pediatrics Club is to provide opportunities for students to be exposed to events dealing with children and medicine, raise awareness for childhood illnesses, provide talks from pediatric specialists and residency programs, and garner a general understanding of the field of pediatric medicine. The Pediatric Club fosters to inspire fellow medical students and members to pursue different interests and to become involved in the welfare of the Erie community. 


Officers

PRESIDENT: Rebekah Moshier

VICE PRESIDENT: Adam Slayton

SECRETARY: Rachel Leone

TREASURER: Abu Latif

News & Events


PM&R Club

Club Description

Student section of the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


Officers

  • PRESIDENT: Joshua Jacob
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Thejas Raghava
  • SECRETARY: Tristan Watts
  • TREASURER: Carlo Magaway

News and Events

  • Help support the PM&R Club and order a custom lapel pin to go with your white coat! AOCPMR will be having a pin sale fundraiser for the Class of 2024 and Class of 2025. Pins are $5 each. Online orders via Google…

Radiology Club

Club Description

Our mission is to promote the ideals of the Radiology discipline, provide support, guidance, and opportunities for medical students interested in the field of Radiology, and to give back to the Erie/LECOM community.


Officers

PRESIDENT: Nikolay Mironov

VICE PRESIDENT: Ellie Schommer

SECRETARY: Kareem Soliman

TREASURER: Jaylene Everett


News & Events

  • Join us in welcoming Dr. Henry Wei, a LECOM alumni, is currently a diagnostic radiologist PRG-1 at West Penn Hospital. He will discuss various topics on matching radiology, the innerworkings of diagnostic radiology, and hold a Q&A. This virtual event will take…
  • Members who paid dues will be able to pick up their T-shirt for Radiology club upon request approval and order placement through a local ERIE company.

SAAO

Student American Association of Osteopathy

Club Description

The Student American Academy of Osteopathy has been organized by students of osteopathic medical colleges with 2 goals in mind. 

1) To acquire a better understanding of osteopathic principles, theories and practice, which include

  • helping students attain a maximum proficiency in osteopathic structural diagnosis and treatment
  • fostering a clear concept of clinical application of osteopathy in health and disease 

2) To improve public awareness of osteopathic medicine so that the community may better take advantage of the benefits provided by the complete health care concept of osteopathic medicine.


Officers

PRESIDENT: Olivia Carll

VICE PRESIDENT: Christina Dukehart

SECRETARY: Prachi Mohapatra

TREASURER: Mitchell Casey


News & Events

  • We are holding a T-shirt design contest. We are asking for clever /funny T-shirt designs that have an OPP focus. We are hoping to sell T-shirts with the winning design at Convocation as a fundraiser (if the final design and sale is…
  • This will be a review session for MS1 and MS2 students to help in preperation of OPP practicals. The MS1 Forum will occur from 5:30-6:30pm and the MS2 Forum will occur from 6:30-7:30 pm. These review sessions will occur every other week…
  • Hi everyone, SAAO will be holding raffle for one of the OPP tables that we held a sale for earlier in the year. There will be no physical tickets given out, instead your name will be enter into an excel form as…
  • SAAO will be hosting its second OPP Friday on October 29th at 5:00 p.m. in the OPP lab. This is an opportunity for students to get to learn more techniques in osteopathic medicine than what we are taught in class. Students won’t…

Student American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (SAOAO)

Club Description

The Student American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics is dedicated to helping students enter into the orthopedic profession and is associated with the national SAOAO. While the overall focus is on orthopedics as a whole, we look to ensure that we explore different subspecialties that exist in the orthopedic field including spine, pediatric ortho and replacements. The club strives to connect its members with current orthopedic surgeons, teach about what it takes to pursue a career in the field, and provide fun and interactive learning experiences to help better the members knowledge of the orthopedic field. This will be achieved through guest speaker presentations, group rounding at hospitals in the area and utilization of the resources of the national SAOAO.


Officers

President: Brandon Weiss

Vice-President: Matthew Bambino

Treasurer: Emily Kelly

Secretary: Nick Panico

National liaison: Carlo Magaway


News & Events

  • Lip Sync Battle is back, this time Virtually! Teams will be asked to submit videos of themselves performing lip sync prior to a certain date. Then, viewers will donate money to their favorite team! The team that receives the largest donation wins!
  • SOMA will be selling the Small Equipment package for students for the History and Physical course. The sale will be completed via an online link (https://www.steeles.com/products/lecom-soma-student-discount-order-form).
  • CMDA will be selling winter beanie hats, winter headbands, scarves and backpacks in our Winter Accessory Sale. Make sure to grab some winter LECOM gear to keep you warm as it starts to get colder out. These items also make great winter Holiday gifts!

Simulation

Simulation

Club Description

Simulation’s mission is to reinforce the classroom material with clinical knowledge that students otherwise might not get until rotations or residency, giving our student body a head-start on developing clinical skills. During each monthly meeting, we go over two case scenarios chosen and presented by a volunteer from among our members, assisted by our faculty advisors Dr. Sabirov and Dr. Jung. The cases are run as real clinical scenarios where we as members are encouraged to critically think about how we want to treat and diagnose the patient. Details for each case include history, exam, vitals, and lab and imaging results. The intent is to put what we’re learning in the classroom to practical use in preparation for rotations and, eventually, residency. 


Officers

PRESIDENT: Molly Phillips

VICE PRESIDENT: Miranda Marcucci

SECRETARY: Carlo Magaway

TREASURER: Aagna Patel


News & Events

  • Ever see one of your friends post their baby’s ultrasound image and have no idea what you are looking at? Join us for an introduction to ultrasound! We will be hosting two physicians that will each demonstrate a different ultrasound technique and…

SOMA

Student Osteopathic Medical Association

Club Description

SOMA’s mission is to improve the quality of health care delivery to the American people and the world.  We plan to do this by contributing to the welfare and education of osteopathic medical students, as well as establishing lines of communication with other health science students and organizations.  We strive to familiarize our members with the purpose and ideals of osteopathic medicine to prepare them to meet the social, moral, and ethical obligations of the osteopathic medical profession, and to ultimately promote Osteopathic ideals and unity within our profession.


Officers

PRESIDENT: Rebecca Wolff

VICE PRESIDENT: Rachel Campitell

SECRETARY: Kaitlyn Chadwick

TREASURER: Kevin Tay

NATIONAL LIAISON: Ajay Ghotra


News & Events

  • After our monthly meeting, SOMA would like to host a roundtable discussion with SNMA and APAMSA clubs. This event will include questions created by our Diversity Chair, Rucha, in order to promote discussion about the problems in medicine regarding diversity. This topic…
  • Idea: SOMA will be hosting a talk by Dr. Richard Morgan, DO who is currently a clinical faculty instructor at the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY. This will be a virtual event through Zoom from 6-7PM EST in…
  • As we have done with Gross Anatomy and MMS review nights, SOMA would like to start hosting review nights for Neuroanatomy. Basic neuroscience is notoriously one of the most difficult classes in medical school, and our Eboard feels it would be extremely…
  • This is our monthly meeting to inform SOMA club members about club events, updates, and future plans for the club. Our meetings occur every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM. We are hoping to have this meeting in person with…

Sports Medicine Club

Club Description

The mission of the SCAOASM (Sports Medicine Club) is to provide the education, application and the experience of sports medicine to students. On a monthly basis, Sports Med doctors meet with us and train/explain numerous techniques, methods and exercises they use in their practices.

The purpose of our club to is to expose students who have an interest in Sports Medicine to the field, as well as educate the community on proper the conditioning necessary to live a long healthy active life.


Officers

PRESIDENT: Alex Fazioli

VICE PRESIDENT: Mary Knott

SECRETARY: Max Hansen

TREASURER: Emily Kelly


News & Events

  • Dr. Rial, a Sports Medicine physician at the LECOM Health Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship program and sports medicine club advisor, will be giving an introductory presentation to sports medicine and doing a Q&A for club members.
  • Mackenzie's Mission hosted by Sports Med, International Med, and Oncology Club

SSP HONOR SOCIETY

Club Description

Sigma Sigma Phi is an Honorary Osteopathic Service Fraternity. Its objectives and purposes are: To further the Science of Osteopathic Medicine and its standards of practice, to improve the scholastic standing and promote a higher degree of fellowship among its students, to bring about a closer relationship and understanding between the student bodies and the officials and members of the faculties of our colleges, and to foster allegiance to the American Osteopathic Association and to perpetuate these principles and the teachings through the maintenance and development of this organization.

Officers

PRESIDENT: Sarah Snyder

VICE PRESIDENT: Michael Fathalla

SECRETARY: Taylor North

TREASURER: Alexandra Mace


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The Mental Health Task Force

Description

The LECOM Mental Health Task Force is a group that focuses on promoting  mental health awareness for LECOM students.


Meet your Mental Task Force:

Serene Bahi PCSP

Safiya Farooqi LDP

Suhani Patel PBL

Minahil Mustafa PBL

Wendy Weaver DSP

Sandres Aodish PCSP


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WHMS

Women’s Health & Medical Society

Club Description

The Women’s Health & Medical Society serves to:

  1. Promote the principles of osteopathic medicine in the pursuit of excellence in women’s health and wellbeing 
  2. Support the local community through service and responsible advocacy
  3. Provide professional fellowship for LECOM students
  4. Construct a collaborative network for students, faculty, and alumni mentors in the field of osteopathic obstetrics and gynecology

Officers

PRESIDENT: Sumona Munshi

VICE PRESIDENT: Elizabeth Gernet

SECRETARY: Jessica Prashad

TREASURER: Corey Clarke


News & Events

  • Women’s Health and Medical Society will be collecting your scrubs to have embroidered with personalizations for 10$! Having a set of personalized scrubs will be a staple in our future clinical lives. Grab a pair to send in!
  • Dr. Esper, Dr. Coughlin and Dr. Wahoff will discuss their experiences as being women and mothers in medicine.

Wilderness Club

Club Description


Officers

PRESIDENT: Ross Knaub

VICE PRESIDENT 1: Arianna Smith

VICE PRESIDENT 2: Yelena Pecheny

SECRETARY: Kelsey Powell

TREASURER: Rob Nerad


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