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

  • 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…