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Food Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank

SOMA is putting together a food drive to support Second Harvest Food Bank. As the semester concludes, many…

“What I wish I knew going into MS2(or 3” with Jake Kisiel, D.O.

Trying to decide what to do over the Summer? Wondering how you’re going to make next year even…

Community of Caring Donation Drive Hosted by Medical Spanish Club

Paging all students doctors, Medical Spanish Club is working with the Community of Caring to host a donation…

Q&A with Dr. WIlson

Dr. Gregory Wilson will be doing a virtual Q&A session open to all internal medicine club members. Dr….

Backpack Drive for the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

One of our officers volunteers on her own time at the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants here…

Student Clubs


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.


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

News & Events

  • Join ACOS-MSS for a casting clinic with Dr. Drew Miller on 2/24/23 at 6:00PM in the OPP lab!
  • ACOS-MMS Erie campus will be hosting Dr. Emily Van Kouwenberg via Zoom on March 14th at 7PM! She will be discussing her journey through plastic and reconstructive surgery residency, a fellowship in orthopedic hand surgery, and her current position at Robert Wood…
  • ACOS will be holding its annual Columbia Jacket Sale from October 10th-October 24th! An interest form will be dispersed prior to gauge student interest in each jacket color/design, so be on the lookout!
  • ACOS-MSS at LECOM Erie is ecstatic to announce their item donation drive for St. Martin Center, an organization that is “…proud to serve Erie County families and individuals each day with programs that help meet their most basic needs and programs that…


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.


Jan 2022 – Dec 2022:

  • President: Benjamin Sallavanti
  • VP: Katherine Dobosh
  • Secretary: Lauren Fong
  • Treasurer: Michele Robillard
  • National Liaison: Zach Sturmi
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Erin Pfeffer

Jan 2021 – Dec 2021:

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

News & Events

  • We will be officially electing in our new SAACOFP e-board. Applicants have already submitted their candidacies. All are welcome to join and learn more about the family medicine club!
  • 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…
  • SAACOFP and SAAO will be holding an Essential Items Drive to support medical professionals serving at the front lines in Ukraine from 11/9 – 11/18. Please sign up to donate items in the attached spreadsheet and kindly drop them off in the collection box located…
  • SAACOFP (Family Medicine Club) will be hosting our annual white coat embroidery fundraiser for the Class of 2025 and 2026. We will be offering name and LECOM logo embroideries ($10 each or $20 both). White coats will be collected in the cafeteria…

Class of 2021


PRESIDENT: Ryan Zimmerman

VICE PRESIDENT 1: Sandeep Bhatti


SECRETARY: Michael Furey

TREASURER: Marisa Pope

LDP REPRESENTATIVES: Meena Farid, Elizabeth Havlicek, Yusra Mansour

PBL REPRESENTATIVES: Christian Kaschak, Payal Patel


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


PRESIDENT: Andrew Gaddi


VICE PRESIDENT 2: Tanvi Chaudhry

SECRETARY: Holland Garbacz


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

PBL REPRESENTATIVES: Stephanie Craig, Deanna Peterangelo


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


PRESIDENT: Katie Lewis


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 


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


PRESIDENT: Salvador Hernandez

VICE PRESIDENT 1: Mitchell Vallone

VICE PRESIDENT 2: Kareem Soliman

SECRETARY: Amritpal Jagra

TREASURER: Samantha Yearwood


Ronald Lott

Ashton Amos

Emily Kelly


Megan Kerbag

Salvatore Schaper


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


PRESIDENT: Nevin Anderson

VICE PRESIDENT 1: Sanjana Ravi


SECRETARY: Muhammed Alam

TREASURER: Louisa Warnke

LDP REPRESENTATIVES:  Cassandra Holub, Rebekah Moshier, Salmman Ahmed

PBL REPRESENTATIVES: Alec Basile, Chris Pusatere


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…


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)

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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.


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 other Monday at 7 pm. Join our groupme to learn more!

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. 


PRESIDENT: Karan Desai

VICE PRESIDENT: Olivia Cossins

SECRETARY: Anthony Frost

TREASURER: Jessica Shastay


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!


  • PRESIDENT: Sophia Trikeriotis
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Rohan Oberoi
  • SECRETARY: Rachel Loecher
  • TREASURER: Abu Latif
  • Advisor: Dr. LaBranche

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


Jan 2022 – Dec 2022


VICE PRESIDENT: Cassandra Holub

SECRETARY: Bryanna McEwen

TREASURER: Bilal Ahmed

Social Media Liaison: Amber Gholson

Jan – Dec 2021

PRESIDENT: Demetria Xenos



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…
  • 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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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.


PRESIDENT: Trent Holmes


SECRETARY: Paarth Sharma


News & Events

  • Dr. Gregory Wilson will be doing a virtual Q&A session open to all internal medicine club members. Dr. Wilson is a LECOM graduate who now works as a Rheumatologist with the Mount Nittany Physician Group. After his residency in internal medicine, Dr….
  • Dr. Annette T. Carron will be giving a virtual presentation to the Internal Medicine Club about “How to Succeed on Rotations.” Dr. Carron graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991 and completed her fellowship in Geriatrics. Club members will…
  • Internal Medicine Club will be holding a community service event at the Glenwood YMCA Wednesday, March 29th, 2023 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…
  • Dr. Steven Graeca is an osteopathic physician working in internal medicine. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997 and completed his residency in internal medicine at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA. At this Q&A session for…

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.




SECRETARY: Rachel Alexander

TREASURER: Ashton Amos


News & Events

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LECOM Allies


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.


  • 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.


Jan – Dec 2022

Co Presidents: Asfia Qureshi, Salmman Ahmed

Secretary: Suha Asaduallah

Treasurer: Haroon Saeed

Event Coordinator: Faraz Attar

Jan – Dec 2021

PRESIDENT: Mohammed Razi

VICE PRESIDENT: Afeera Chaudhry


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.


PRESIDENT: Julia Davis


VICE PRESIDENT: Aubry Chickerella

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SECRETARY: Adam Slayton


News & Events

  • Looking to fill a spot on your laptop? Want a small burst of sunshine on your iPad? Then look no further than the Mentoring Club sticker sale! Mentoring Club is selling official sticker packs that include a logo design created by the…
  • Weekly volunteering with Mentoring Club is on! Come help make a difference in the life of students, and play some dodgeball while you’re at it!
  • This event will help raise finds for the club to carry us through the rest of the year! Additionally, it’ll be a great ice breaker for everyone to g 9o know the kids we tutor and mentor for the rest of the…
  • Help support the mentoring club by eating chipotle on our sponsored chipotle night!

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.


Jan – Dec 2022

President: Daniel Rabe

Jan – Dec 2021

PRESIDENT: Tanner McQuality

VICE PRESIDENT: Alexandra Weisler

SECRETARY: Demetria Xenos

News & Events

Neuropsych Club

Club Description

Neuropsych club serves to enhance students’ interests in the fields of neurology and psychiatry, as well as further the education of the student body as a whole. Our goal is to give opportunities for students to gain experience in these fields through physician discussions and hands on experiences. Through membership, students will learn more about these specialities, build connections with current physicians, and gain access to volunteer and shadowing opportunities to encourage proactivity in their careers.   


President: Zackery Barile  

Vice President: Emma Zielinski 

Secretary: Roman Patungan 

Treasurer: Anushka Sukhramani 

Public Relations: Paula Shinder 

Event Coordinator: Uzma Jafry 

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.


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

  • LECOM Oncology Club and the Student Research Association invites you to join us at our very first Cancer Research Symposium! Our goal is to introduce students to the rapidly growing field of cancer research and hopefully spark interest in such a significant…
  • 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!

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 an environment to inspire fellow medical students and members to pursue different interests and to become involved in the welfare of the Erie community. 


PRESIDENT: Rebekah Moshier


SECRETARY: Rachel Leone


News & Events

PM&R Club

Club Description

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


  • 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.


Jan – Dec 2022:

President: Patrick Tai

VP: Alex Marwaha

Secretary: Brianna McGowan

Treasurer: Chuck Ehster

Jan – Dec 2021

PRESIDENT: Nikolay Mironov

VICE PRESIDENT: Ellie Schommer

SECRETARY: Kareem Soliman

TREASURER: Jaylene Everett

News & Events

  • 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.


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.


Jan – Dec 2022

President: Gabriela Buniowska

VP: Erin Pfeffer

Secretary: Karan Desair

Treasurer: Jacob Andersen

National Liaison: Natalie Chung

Jan – Dec 2021

PRESIDENT: Olivia Carll

VICE PRESIDENT: Christina Dukehart

SECRETARY: Prachi Mohapatra

TREASURER: Mitchell Casey

News & Events

  • This will be an OPP review session for MS1 and MS2 students to help in preparation 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…
  • SAAO is selling cookie dough and cheesecake! Buy some now for a nice pick-me-up as you prep for your finals! They come frozen, so you can easily put them in your freezer till you are ready to consume them!!
  • This will be a review session for MS1 and MS2 students to help in preparation 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…
  • SAAO will be providing a sale of professional portable folding massage tables that will have great utilization as a tool to help optimize our OPP learning. We hope to provide a link to submit your orders for these tables soon! Tables will…

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.


Jan – Dec 2022:

President: Zachary Mackey

VP: Noah Davidson

Officers: Zachary Barnett, Mason Benchoff, Colton Davis

Jan – Dec 2021

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!



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. 


Jan – Dec 2022:

President: James Polk

VP: Tayyab Shakoor

Secretary: Sun Moon Kim

Treasurer: Addison Barnett

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…


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.


Jan – Dec 2022:

President: Cassandra Holub

VP: Christina Mongelli

Secretary: Riddhi Patel

Treasurer: Moaaz Mian

National Liaison Officer: Birkaran Sadhar

Jan – Dec 2021

PRESIDENT: Rebecca Wolff

VICE PRESIDENT: Rachel Campitell

SECRETARY: Kaitlyn Chadwick



News & Events

  • SOMA is putting together a food drive to support Second Harvest Food Bank. As the semester concludes, many students are packing up to move to rotation sites or cleaning out for the summer so we think this would be a great opportunity…
  • One of our officers volunteers on her own time at the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants here in Erie and inquired about what we as an organization can do to assist them. One thing they expressed that they are in need…
  • As MMS students work through Spring semester, SOMA students who are OMS1s/OMS2s will host a short, virtual review of the material and high yield topics.
  • SOMA students (primarily second-years) will lead review sessions to help guide first-year students on study strategies of high-yield topics for Basic and Clinical Neuroscience, especially neuroanatomy. These sessions have been requested by first-year students. As first-years work their way through the systems…

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.


Jan – Dec 2022:

President: Andrew Passarello

VP: Patrick Swaney

Secretary: Rebecca Horner

Treasurer: Matthew Tobias

National Liaison: Donny Deep

Jan – Dec 2021

PRESIDENT: Alex Fazioli



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


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.


PRESIDENT: Sarah Snyder

VICE PRESIDENT: Michael Fathalla

SECRETARY: Taylor North

TREASURER: Alexandra Mace


  • SSP hosts a virtual meeting for current LECOM Erie MS3 and MS4s to share board prep advice with underclassmen.
  • SSP meeting allowing current LECOM Erie MS3 and MS4 students to share their advice on Clinical Rotations with the underrclassmen
  • SSP will be hosting a fundraiser selling LECOM and SSP apparel through Sports Locker.
  • SSP is hosting a local blood drive with the Erie Community Blood Bank to encourage LECOM students to give the gift of life.

The Mental Health Task Force


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

News & Events


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


PRESIDENT: Sumona Munshi

VICE PRESIDENT: Elizabeth Gernet

SECRETARY: Jessica Prashad

TREASURER: Corey Clarke

News & Events

  • 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…
  • Come join the Women’s Health and Medicine Society to learn about careers in Radiology! Currently, only about 25% of radiologists are women. The Women’s Health group at Allegheny General Hospital- Pittsburgh, and LECOM alum, will be speaking to WHMS-Erie about the perks…
  • 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!

Wilderness Club

Club Description



VICE PRESIDENT 1: Arianna Smith

VICE PRESIDENT 2: Yelena Pecheny

SECRETARY: Kelsey Powell


News & Events

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