Pre-SOMA conferences: A joint effort to reach aspiring future physiciansPosted: February 11, 2014
A.T. Still University (ATSU) in Mesa, Ariz., and the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University (MWU) in Glendale, Ariz., are each hosting events for potential students thinking about a career in osteopathic medicine. Each Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association (Pre-SOMA) reception will feature a tour, conference and opportunity for interested pre-doctoral students to find out information about the respective schools as well as other Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. The events are collaboratively sponsored by ATSU, MWU, the Student Osteopathic Medical Association and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.
A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, Mesa, Ariz.
Join us Friday night, March 7, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Mesa, Ariz., for an evening reception with current medical school students, admissions officers, an address from the medical school dean, a guided tour this of innovative campus, and the opportunity to mingle with admissions officers from other Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine! Plus, engage with current DO students, learn about life as a medical student and what it takes to be a successful applicant to be admitted.
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University, Glendale, Ariz.
On Saturday, March 8, 2014 beginning at 8:00 a.m., the Pre-SOMA Medical Conference continues on the campus of the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale, Ariz. A light breakfast will be served, and students will have the opportunity to mingle with admissions officers from many of the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine throughout the event.
Presentations, speakers, classes, admissions and student panels, tours and more will be featured during the course of the day, which will run from approximately 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (see schedule and speaker bios) Lunch will be catered by Pork on a Fork BBQ, so come hungry! Registration for the conference includes a light breakfast and BBQ lunch (vegetarian option available) and full access throughout the event!
Speakers and breakout sessions include:
* Adrienne White-Faines, MPH – executive director and CEO, American Osteopathic Association
* Robert Orenstein DO, FACP, FIDSA – editor- in-chief, Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, and chair, Infectious Disease Division at Mayo Clinic Arizona
* Connie Mariano, MD, FACP – president, Center for Executive Medicine and former physician to three Presidents of the United States
* Emergency medicine
* Internal medicine
* Family medicine
* Admissions & student panels
* Admissions fair
Please direct questions to Otto Shill, president of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association at email@example.com.
For more information and to register for the conference at either campus, visit the REGISTRATION page.