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 (
  • 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!