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

  • Idea: SOMA’s OPTF will be hosting a Naloxone Training that will be lead by Mili Patel, the Opioid Task Force Director. The session will be a one-hour presentation that will discuss introduction to opioids, history of the opioid epidemic, and the current…
  • The Student Osteopathic Medical Association at LECOM is partnering with Second Harvest to sponsor a food drive for those in need in the local community in Erie. Students at LECOM will be donating non-perishable food items in a contactless manner. Food items…
  • SOMA’s Patagonia sale is back! 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…
  • On October 18th, SOMA would like to host an informational session about Addiction Medicine. This event will be given via Zoom by Dr. Elizabeth Zona. She is an addiction medicine specialist who was recommended to us by one of our MMS students!…