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Osteopathic medicine is one of the fastest-growing health care professions in the country! Check out the details in the 2017 Osteopathic Medical Profession Report: http://www.osteopathic.org/…/aoa-annual-…/Pages/default.aspx
Congrats to the winners of our DO Day on Capitol Hill Scholarships, Chapter of the Year, and Officer of the Year! We're proud of all you have done to promote osteopathic medicine. We received so many strong applications that it was hard to choose the winners. You'll all make great DOs!
For Black History Month, students of medicine is featuring minority medical students! See what advice one student has for underrepresented minorities who want to pursue medicine
Students of Medicine proudly supports Black History Month; this month we will be featuring minority students from our COMs! #MinoritiesinMedicine
Name: Temi Ogu...nleye, OMS II, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine; Instagram @Temi_Og
Future Goals: I plan to specialize in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. As a former collegiate athlete, I have a keen interest in injuries of the musculoskeletal system and the wide variety of age groups that are directly affected. A future goal of mine is to do yearly medical mission trips to my home country of Nigeria.
Minorities in Medicine who have inspired you: I am particularly inspired by 3 minority surgeons. The first Dr. Myron Rolle, a Rhodes Scholar and former NFL player, who Is now a neurosurgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. The second is Dr. Antonio Webb, former Iraq combat vet and author of Overcoming the Odds book, who is now an orthopedic surgery resident at University of Texas San Antonio Health Science Center. The third is Dr. Bonnie Mason, orthopedic surgeon and founder/executive director of Nth Dimensions Educational Solutions.
Describe a hardship you've faced as a minority student pursuing medicine: Being a minority pursuing medicine was not easy. In high school and college, I grew up in towns with populations of about 100,00 people and really struggled to identify and find minority physicians and medical students to serve as a mentor to me as I pursued my dream of getting accepted into medical school. It was not until halfway through my first year of medical school that I finally met an African American surgeon. As a result of my experiences, I believe it is absolutely critical for children and teenagers to find mentors early on in life that come from the same walks of life that they do, no matter what profession they chose to go into.
Advice for URM to want to pursue medicine: My first piece of advice for any URM pursuing medicine is to be confident and believe in yourself. There will be many people that will look at you and think that you are inferior to them and not good enough, solely based on external factors but don't lose confidence! The second piece of advice is never give up. Whether you are struggling with grades in high school or the MCAT in college, be persistent because there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
How do you feel empowered in your community? I recently founded an SNMA branch at my institution with hopes of getting more involved in the community. I want to show kids like me that have never had a mentor in medicine that they too can do it. My plan is to target elementary, high school, and college aged children in the southern New Mexico/ El Paso Texas region. I feel empowered in my community because I know I am at a point in my career where I can finally give back.
Did you know DOs are an integral part of the health care team at the Olympics? San Diego-based Becca Rhenae Rodriguez Regner, DO, will travel to South Korea for... the Paralympics, just as she supported past Games.
This #FridayFlashback check out how osteopathic physicians helped our athletes in Rio.
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine invites pre-SOMA members to hear from their Director of Enrollment Management and tour their campus on Wednesday February 7th at 4:00pm. Pizza will also be provided! To RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-SOMA chapter leaders: only a few days left to submit your end of semester reports! Make sure you use the new Google Form and submit by January 31st! Questions? E-mail email@example.com
Hear what the president of the American Osteopathic Association has to say about some of the healthcare decisions Congress is facing
We're excited to share that the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine - ICOM -- Idaho's first medical school -- announced that it has accepted its first student...s for the inaugural class that will begin in August 2018.
Your national Pre-SOMA leaders are planning some great opportunities for you in the Spring! In the meantime, check out all these opportunities at DO schools across the country: http://www.aacom.org/news-and-events/events/recruiting
Today is the last day to register for DO Day on Capitol Hill! Don't miss this exciting opportunity to join DOs and osteopathic medical students in Washington D.C. to educate members of Congress about who DOs are and advocate for issues that affect students and physicians.
To register and learn more, visit http://www.osteopathic.org/…/Pa…/do-day-on-capitol-hill.aspx
Even better: Pre-SOMA is offering two scholarships to attend! Fill out the application by February 1st to apply. https://docs.google.com/…/1J-Eef6vhQG8u6IMdMOPfhMyBhk…/edit…
What kind of events have been going on at DO schools across the country? Check out a few below http://www.aacom.org/…/news-artic…/2018/01/11/campus-roundup