Student Osteopathic Medical Association (Pre-SOMA)

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Mission Statement

Pre-SOMA is the undergraduate division of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA), a national organization of students pursing a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree. Pre-SOMA is a way for pre-medical students to become a part of this community before getting into medical school and help students decide if osteopathic medicine is for them.  Pre-SOMA gives you the opportunity to attend OMM workshops and network with current osteopathic medical school students and access to attend four national events annually.

Opportunities/Perks of Joining

PreSOMA at OMED: Held in conjunction with OMED and SOMA Fall Conference, this event provides pre-med students with invaluable opportunities including an address from the AOA president, one-on-one time with med students, meetings with admissions officers, and clinical skills workshops. National Osteopathic Night Out: A casual wintertime Q&A session with medical students at your local coffee shop. National ShaDO Week: An April event hosted at osteopathic medical schools across the country, this week consists of informative lectures, workshops, and tours. Agendas vary school to school. PreSOMA at DO Day on Capitol Hill: Join hundreds of osteopathic medical students and physicians as they advocate for the osteopathic medicine profession.