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.


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

  • 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…
  • SOMA’s Opioid Task Force will be hosting Dr. Richard Morgan, DO over Zoom to present on addiction in medicine. He will be discussing awareness of how the opioid pandemic can adversely affect anyone including physicians and the consequences of addiction. He will…