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.


President: Emily Vetsch

Vice President: Sushil Sudhakar

National Liaison: Robert Smith

Secretary: Mackenzie Prosser

Treasurer: Kamila Pecherek

Advisor: Dr. Stephany Esper

News & Events

  • 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…
  • SAAO and Dr. Hendryx will be hosting an acupuncture clinic to expose the student body to a different treatment related to osteopathic medicine! This is limited to SAAO members only, but if you’re interested in joining SAAO, please send us an email…