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SAAO Fall Forums

Become a member of the SAAO and join us for our fall forums to practice your OMT skills!

Dr. Katherine Lincoln (guest speaker)

Please join us for guest speaker: Dr. Katherine Lincoln, DO, MHA, who serves as the wound healing &…

FIGS Scub Fundraiser

Are you in need of new scrubs? Say no more – ACOS FIGS Scrub sale with LECOM logo!…

Dynamic Minds: A Talk with Dr. Stillman

Interested in Psychiatry as a career? What better than attending a Zoom meeting with a neurodevelopmental and geriatric…

MS4 Post-Match Panel

Come join us for an informative panel hosted by ACOS featuring MS4’s who have recently matched into OBGYN,…

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Student Clubs

ACOS-MMS

Club Description

ACOS-MMS is the official section of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS), and the local ACOS chapter at LECOM is one among the COM (Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) that strive to promote the goals of ACOS at local and national levels. Medical students who obtain membership in LECOM ACOS 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 ACOS member, medical students can gain access to national resources, such as research, scholarships, and other opportunities.


Officers

President: Duncan Tallman

Vice President: Corey Zimmer

Secretary: Michelle Kaminski

National Liaison: Scott Zanella

Treasurer: Nick Vasil

Advisor: Dr. Risavi


News & Events

  • Are you in need of new scrubs? Say no more – ACOS FIGS Scrub sale with LECOM logo! Choose from various different colors available in women’s and men’s sizes.
  • Come join us for an informative panel hosted by ACOS featuring MS4’s who have recently matched into OBGYN, General Surgery, and Orthopedic Surgery.
  • Hi all, Dr. Fortunato is a colorectal surgeon at Allegheny Health Network and an associate program director at their surgery residency program. He is willing to give us an hour from his busy schedule to speak with ACOS members. This will be…
  • LECOM ACOS-MSS is excited to give members an opportunity to obtain an International Trauma Life Support Certification. It will consist of several lectures as well as hands-on skills stations with a practical at the end. This is an opportunity for members to…

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.

Becoming a SAACOFP member is FREE! By becoming a member you will gain access to all of our speakers, volunteering events, scholarships and other opportunities.

We provide great networking opportunities with other medical students, residents and attending physicians. We have a variety of speaker to showcase all of the opportunities/possibilities you can have while practicing as a family medicine physician. Even if your passion isn’t family medicine we have speakers on various residency tips and trick, as well has different practice models such as direct primary care.

Club Activities include: * Asbury Woods Invasive Species Clean Up * Donation Drives * Guest speakers on topics such as what to look for in residency programs, what is direct primary care, how to implement OMT into your practice and many more. * Fundraisers include: white coat embroidery sale and our pin sale

We provide students with the opportunities to get involved with ACOFP (American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians) on a national level.

Next years ACOFP conference will be in New Orleans, Louisiana! This is a GREAT networking opportunity with students and physicians from around the United States who are all passionate about being an osteopathic family physician! Last years conference included a student session that included an OMT workshop and a skills workshop.

Come prepare yourself for life after medical school and join SAACOFP!


Officers

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Ortoski

President: Michael Matteis

Vice President: Edwin Zhu

Secretary: Janet Johns

Treasurer: Samuel Calkins

Volunteer Coordinator: Aaliya Khaja

Co-National Liaison: Bryce Selman

Co-National Liaison: Jung-In Park


News & Events

  • Please join us for guest speaker: Dr. Katherine Lincoln, DO, MHA, who serves as the wound healing & hyperbaric medicine specialist at Guthrie Medical Group, Sayre, PA, for an educational session on the subspecialty of wound care.  Dr. Lincoln was a family…
  • Please join us for guest speaker: Dr. John Kalata Jr, D.O., program director of FM residency at Millcreek Community Hospital for tips and inputs on residency applications. Food will be served!  5:30pm on Tuesday, April 9th @ Vora Lounge
  • Please join us for a History & Physical review session! 5:30pm on Thursday, March 14th @ OPP Lab We will be hosting an H&P review session for MS1 on techniques such as taking blood pressure, exams of the eyes, ENT, MSK, abdomen,…
  • SAACOFP will be selling Anatomy, Cardio, Endocrine, Renal, Respiratory, and GI pins to CELEBRATE the completion of these systems. Additional pins for the following systems will also be offered: MSK (gold femur) and Neurology (brain). Pins are $5 each. They can be…

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: DJ Pfeiffer


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

The Christian Medical and Dental Society (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. As a student chapter, CMDA attempts to achieve this through fellowship, prayer, Bible study, and communication with the local graduate chapter and the national office. CMDA encompasses five core themes to its mission, which are: (1) whole person medicine, (2) medical and dental ethics, (3) medical and dental missions, (4) medical and dental marriages, and (5) sharing our faith in Jesus Christ. 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.

Officers

President: Keziah Ann Thomas

Vice President: Maclyn Vasey

Treasurer/ Secretary: Emily Vo

Advisor: Dr. Leah Labranche


News & Events

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. As well as raise awareness for interest in a future residency in dermatology, strengthen application competitiveness, and introduce novel exposure to the field.


Officers

President: Peter Baldwin

Vice President: Daniyal Hasan

Secretary: Uzma Jafry

Treasurer: Millanjit Kaur

National Liaison: Arianna Feller

Club Advisor: Noelle R.J. Thielman


News & Events

DO2 Max Athletics

Club Description

Welcome to DO2 Max club! Our goal 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! All are welcome regardless of ability or previous experience, so let’s have some fun!


Officers

President: Dominic Manzella

Vice President: Colin Mclaughlin

Secretary: Ramya Nissankula

Treasurer: Shruthi Suresh

Advisor: Dr. Kulesza

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: Sierra Ziegler

VICE PRESIDENT: Anna Meyer

SECRETARY: Aneesha Balachander

TREASURER: Connie Yang

SOCIAL MEDIA LIASON: Shiva Gowda

CLUB ADVISOR: Brian Risavi


News & Events

  • Emergency Medicine Club will be hosting a Stop the Bleed event on July 31st at 6PM at Kearsarge Fire Hall. The purpose of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign is to make our nation more resilient by better preparing the public to save…
  • We are offering our members the opportunity to participate in a donation drive to benefit the organization Community of Caring. Community of Caring provides support to community members experiencing homelessness. They need items such as clothing, soap, toothbrushes, sanitary napkins, etc. We…
  • We are offering our members the opportunity to participate in a donation drive to benefit the organization Community of Caring. Community of Caring provides support to community members experiencing homelessness. They need items such as clothing, soap, toothbrushes, sanitary napkins, etc. We…
  • We would like to give our members the opportunity to participate in an advanced Airway Management Seminar run by Dr. Risavi and other certified instructors. This event will be held on a Saturday to talk to EM club members about respiratory emergencies…

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. Past speakers have included but are not limited to: Cardiology, Hematology, Oncology, Internists, and Pulmonologists.


Officers

President: Maryam Khan

Vice President: Katie Tulp

Secretary: Kaitlyn Stirling

Treasurer: Luke Tsudis

Club Advisor: Dr. Carmine D’Amico


News & Events

  • Internal Medicine Club will be holding a community service event at the Glenwood YMCA Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024 from 5:30 – 7:30PM to offer complimentary blood pressure checks for community members! This is a great opportunity for students to practice taking blood…
  • The Internal Medicine Club will be hosting a transition to core Q&A session over zoom for first year students on October 19th at 7pm. Multiple second year representatives from each pathway (LDP, PBL, DSP/PCSP) will be present at the meeting to give…
  • The Internal Medicine Club will be hosting a LECOM apparel sale as a club fundraiser through Sew Much More Services! Apparel can be ordered online and either shipped directly to you or the you will be able to pick up your order…
  • As part of the Visiting Professor Program, the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) is sending Dr. Annette T. Carron to LECOM to give a presentation about “How to Succeed on Rotations.” Dr. Carron graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine…

International Medical Society

Club Description

International Medical Society is LECOM’s primary organization focused on international health. Members bring with them their experiences from serving on overseas mission trips from countries such as Uganda, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic to name a few. As students of the club are passionate about serving both locally and globally, we encourage others to participate in medical mission trips and further connect students to service opportunities. IMS also prides itself on its active involvement serving the Erie community by helping the myriad of refugees in Erie. Throughout these opportunities, the International Medical Society hopes to offer members a glimpse into international healthcare practices and public health.


Officers

Club Advisor: Dr. Sarah McCarthy

President: Melinda Dacri-Kim

Co-Vice Presidents: Amal Saeed & Cindy Lam

Treasurer: Farah Qureshi

Multicultural Community Resource Center (MCRC) Coordinator: Amulya Kullkarni


News & Events

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American Medical Muslim Student Association (AMMSA)

Club Description

The American Medical Muslim Student Association (AMMSA) is an organization created to provide a common outlet for LECOM’s Muslim student population. As part of LECOM’s student body, the AMMSA seeks to positively change the surrounding community through service and outreach. The AMMSA 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

Co-President: Faysal Abu-Samhan

Co-President: Sana Zulfiqar

Secretary: Salam Hasaba

Treasurer: Imran Husain

Event Coordinator: Mohammad Qasem

National Liaison: Ajwad Rajput

Club Advisor: Dr. Fahim Kadir

News & Events

  • Hello everyone! The American Medical Muslim Student Association invites you all to participate in our Hoops for Humanity Event. This fundraiser is to raise funds for the “Charity Week for Orphans and Needy Children” organization. The vision of this organization is to…
  • The AMMSA will be selling LECOM-branded Patagonia jackets to students and staff. These high-quality winter jackets will give students the opportunity to express pride in their school while staying warm. Don’t miss your chance to purchase an exclusive LECOM Branded Patagonia! Contact…
  • AMMSA LECOM invites you all to our Chipotle Fundraiser to raise funds for our club’s initiatives.  Our fundraiser will take place Wednesday, September 6th between 5:00-9:00 PM at 6611 Peach Street, Erie, PA, 16509. Please show the attached flyer to ensure a…
  • Hello everyone! The American Medical Muslim Student Association is holding a Blaze Pizza (1930 Douglas Pkwy, Erie, PA 16509) Fundraiser on Monday, May 15th from 5:00-9:00 PM. You can order online using code: 1209A or bring the attached flyer in/show it on…

Mentoring Club

Club Description

Mentoring Club is a service-based club that allows LECOM students the opportunity to volunteer at the Erie Heights Kids Club, a local nonprofit, on a weekly basis. A TOUCH qualified volunteering opportunity, we aim to bring joy & entertainment to the kids through fun games and holiday celebrations. Through Mentoring, LECOM students are able to build connections with the kids and have a positive impact on the local Erie Community.


Officers

President: Arden Bui

Vice President: Ananya Ganesan

Treasurer: Amelia Kilduff

Secretary: Heli Butala

News & Events

  • Help support the Mentoring Club with little pick me up Earth Day bags. Bags will revolve around Earth day, and will include Earth stickers, bone shaped pens, and sweet treats. Google form will be sent out for purchasing, and distribution will happen…
  • Mentoring Club Erie is looking to collect some new board games & books for the Erie Heights Kids Club. To support their learning, we are requesting LECOM students to consider donating some books & board games (gently used are okay). The age…
  • After a temporary hiatus, Mentoring Club is back and ready then ever to get back out at the Kids Club! Weekly volunteering will resume starting September 7th, where one hour a week sign ups will be sent to come out and play…
  • Come out on October 25th from 4-8 pm at the Chipotle on 12th street to help support the Mentoring Club, and in turn, help out some phenomenal kids at the Erie Heights Kids Club.

Military Medicine Club

Club Description

To engage LECOM students currently serving in the military, those interested in serving, as well as significant others or close relatives of those serving. To provide education on the unique challenges associated with such a career. To participate in community engagement centered around past and present military members in the Erie area.


Officers

President: Jake Holloway

VP: Blake Beck

Treasurer: Mehlam Kadwalwala

Advisor: Dr. Regan Shabloski


News & Events

Neuropsych Club

Club Description

As a club our mission is to connect the LECOM student community with high quality resources to inform and prepare for a career in either Neurology or Psychiatry. As a group we also stand for the promotion of mental health awareness and neurological health practices.


Officers

President – Jonathan Ly

Vice President – Mohammad Qasem

Treasurer – Jacob Selbi

Secretary – Vaishnavi Mantraratnam

Public Relations – Emma Kinnear

Research Coordinator – Ashley Rakuljic

Club Advisor: Dr. Regan Shabloski


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

PRESIDENT: James Nordstrom

VICE PRESIDENT: Shahnaaz Sakkaria

SECRETARY: Cindy Lam

TREASURER: Sumrana Nazib

EVENT COORDINATORS: Trisha Mehta and Rachna Reddy

News & Events

  • Oncology Club will be selling breast cancer T-shirts for October which is breast cancer awareness month. Shirts will cost $15 and proceeds will go to the Erie Cancer Wellness center. Order forms will be sent out Saturday August 3rd and are due…
  • AHN is hosting a cancer screening event on October 12, 2024 from 7:30-1:30 and is asking for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please email lhorsch62161@med.lecom.edu by Monday September 23rd, 2024.
  • Dr. Amanda Przespolewski’s, a LECOM graduate in 2011 and will be presenting her current research trials regarding potential treatments for acute Myeloid Leukemia. She will be addressing her experience as a LECOM grad in residency, her path to Hematology Oncology, and a…
  • Oncology Club presents our annual Donation Drive for the Erie Cancer Wellness Center from April 3-17! We will be surprising them with all the items on their current wishlist. Please sign up to donate using the attached spreadsheet in the email that was…

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

Club Advisor: Dr. Colleen Cole-Jeffrey

President: Andrea Jakubowski

Vice President: Connor Peeples

Secretary: Hanna Pavsek

Treasurer: Emma Carroscia

Social Media Coordinator: Emily Vo

Advisor: Dr. Colleen Cole-Jeffrey

News & Events


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: Andrew Nguyen

Vice President: Miftha Syed

Secretary: Sachita Barua

Treasurer: Julia Yu

Social Media Liaison: Vidhath Raghavan

Club Advisor: Dr. Randy Kulesza


News & Events

  • We are excited to bring to you Dr. Nicholas Bell, DO, a renowned LECOM graduate radiologist who has been associated with Desert Radiology for half a decade. His expertise is reflected not only in his regular practice but also in the high-profile…
  • Interested in radiology? Radiology club is hosting a speaker event on Tuesday, Oct 11 at 6:30-7:30 pm over zoom. Come and learn about how to prepare for residency applications and set yourself up for success! We are happy to announce our three…
  • 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: Emily Vetsch

Vice President: Sushil Sudhakar

National Liaison: Robert Smith

Secretary: Mackenzie Prosser

Treasurer: Kamila Pecherek

Advisor: Dr. Stephany Esper


News & Events

  • Become a member of the SAAO and join us for our fall forums to practice your OMT skills!
  • SAAO is co-hosting a food drive with SOMA to support the Second Harvest Foodbank. It will be from 4/22-4/26 and is a great way to gain volunteer hours while helping the local foodbank. We will be collecting non-perishables and pantry items for…
  • SAAO is hosting a bingo night at the LECOM Senior Living Center on 4/24 at 6:00pm! This is a great opportunity for students to gain volunteer hours and interact with the residents at the SLC to brighten up their day. This is…
  • SAAO is having a Fundraiser at Krispy Kreme from 4/10-4/13! Copy the link below, fill out the form, and bring your confirmation code to any Krispy Kreme and get your dozen donuts! All proceeds will go towards funding future events, promoting the…

Student American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (SAOAO)

Club Description

The orthopedic surgery club is for students interested in orthopedic medicine. The club strives to expose members to orthopedic principles and help provide opportunities to interact with current residents and program directors. We hold events to introduce various orthopedic-related skills and techniques as well as information sessions with orthopedic surgery residency programs to help members develop into knowledgable and well-rounded candidates for residency applications.


Officers

President: Corey Zimmer

Vice President: Maggie Cunnignham

Secretary: Spencer Junod

Treasurer: Nick Vsail

National Liason: Imran Husain

Club Advisor: Dr. Joshua Tuck


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. Coughlin. 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: Andrew Bode

Vice President: Zach Smith

Secretary: Roman Patungan

Treasurer: Porsche Lee

Advisor: Dr. Sabirov & Dr. Coughlin


News & Events

  • Simulation Club is hosting a Cardio Intervention and Skills Night! Dr. Sabirov and Dr. Coughlin will be presenting a patient case using a high-fidelity training mannequin. This case will be highly interactive from diagnosis all the way through treatment! Following the simulated…
  • 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

Club Advisor: Dr. Jack Lee

President: Christina Witters

Vice President: Jessica Persin

National Liaison Officer: Zachary Mendola

Secretary: Maryam Khan

Treasurer: Preston Phommathep


News & Events

  • Due to the success of the Patagonia sale on our campus last year, and after being approached by multiple students asking to have the sale again, LECOM Erie SOMA is looking to duplicate the Patagonia sale that took place last year. The…
  • SOMA’s Opioid Task Force Director Sanjna Chetan has arranged for Dr. Kulesza to give a special lecture event to the club as well as any other interested LECOM students! He will be giving a talk on the mesolimbic pathway via Zoom. The…
  • SOMA is looking to host a fundraiser at Rita’s Italian Ice on April 22, 2024 from 5:00-8:00 pm. Rita’s has agreed to give SOMA 15% of all sales made within this time window. We chose this day as it will occur after…
  • SOMA will be handing out donuts from Krispy Kreme in the Vora Lounge- free to SOMA members and LECOM staff that stop by on the morning of April 17th paid for by SOMA. “DOnuts for DOs” will be a celebratory event in…

Sports Medicine Club

Club Description

The mission of the 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: Kaitlyn Santos

Vice President: Maggie Cunningham

Secretary: Alexa Markl

Treasurer: Caitlin McCormack

National Liaison: Emily Vetsch

Club Advisor: Dr. Christopher Rial, DO


News & Events

  • Sports Medicine Club is having a fundraiser selling Adidas Polos with the LECOM logo on them. Polos will come in Grey, Black, White, and Blue. Polo’s are available in both Men and Women’s options, sizes S-3XL.  
  • 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 (SSP) is an honorary osteopathic service fraternity. This society not only requires its members to excel inside the classroom, but also emphasizes service to the community.

Objectives and Purposes:

– 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 – To foster allegiance to the American Osteopathic Association and to perpetuate these principles and the teachings through the maintenance and development of this organization

Our Mission: “To become a pillar of service within our community”


Officers

President: Allysha Donnelly

Vice President: Heli Butala

Secretary: Laurie Horsch

Treasurer: Andrew Toader

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Christopher Keller


News

  • SSP is partnering with the Erie Community Blood Bank to host a LECOM Blood Drive to mitigate the critical blood shortage impacting the community
  • The SSP honor society hosted its first meeting of the new year to welcome its newest club members
  • SSP is partnering with the Erie Community Blood Bank to host a LECOM Blood Drive to mitigate the critical blood shortage impacting the community
  • SSP is partnering with the Erie Community Blood Bank to host a LECOM Blood Drive to mitigate the critical blood shortage impacting the community

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- Alexis Casey

Vice President- Rachel Legars

Secretary- Taylor Brewer

Treasurer- Anoohya Arkala

Marketing Chair- Stephie Thomas

Club Advisor- Dr. Diana Speelman


News & Events

  • Easter Baskets for Premie Babies in Local Erie Hospitals Please join WHMS and Pediatrics Club to make Easter baskets for premature babies and families in Erie hospitals over Easter! We will be collecting highly needed items for Grady’s Decision Non-Profit March 12-…
  • Dr. Mary Crowe, DO, Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Jeniffer Couhglin, DO, Emergency Medicine, and Dr. Jeffress, MD, OB-GYN, MD plans to visit LECOM on 10/18/2023. These physicians are in various fields of medicine to create a Female Physician Panel. They will be speaking…
  • Easter Baskets for Premie Babies in Local Erie Hospitals Please join WHMS make Easter baskets for premature babies and families in Erie hospitals over easter! We will be collecting highly needed items for Grady’s Decision Non-Profit March 20- March 24. We will…
  • On June 24th, 2022 the United States Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe Vs. Wade, giving states the power to decide abortion laws. What does this mean for healthcare? What does this mean for students as future physicians? What are the reasonings…
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