Student American Academy of Osteopathy (previously known as UAAO) – SAAO
Mission: The SAAO, formerly UAAO, is the student affiliate organization of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO). The purpose of the SAAO is to help students acquire a better understanding of osteopathic principles, theories, and practice. The SAAO aids students in attaining a maximum proficiency in osteopathic structural diagnosis and treatment, as well as, fostering a clear concept of clinical applications of osteopathy in health and disease. The SAAO also promotes public awareness of osteopathic medicine so that the community may better take advantage of the benefits provided by the complete health care concept of osteopathic medicine.
National Organization: http://www.academyofosteopathy.org/uaao/home
Our Chapter: There are many benefits to joining the SAAO. The SAAO offers mock practical OMM examinations for students before their 1st and 2nd OMM examinations. This gives students the opportunity to apply the concepts and skills they learned during OMM lab in an exam setting and show students where they may need more practice before the exam takes place. The SAAO also offers the SAAO Summer Preceptorship Program for SAAO members during the summer between their 1st and 2nd years as medical students. During the program the students participate in OMM workshops that allow them to become more proficient in osteopathic structural diagnosis and treatment as well as introducing students to how OMM can be applied to many different specialties. Additionally, the students involved in the Summer Preceptorship program shadow physicians in the Riland Academic Health Care Center. The shadowing of physicians allows students to gain a clearer understanding of clinical applications of osteopathy in health and disease. Starting this year the SAAO will be offering SAAO Tuesday Sample Yoga sessions throughout the school year. Furthermore, the SAAO also participates in many community service events throughout the year.
Dues: $55 for all 4 years
Lisa Roloson – President
Stella Onyi – Vice President
Israt Gazi – Treasurer
Raymond Wong – Secretary
National Liaison – Sirisha Koneru
2nd Year Representative – James Ciancarelli
Event Coordinator- Vivian Chan
Adviser – Dr. Sheldon Yao (email@example.com)
SAAO’s 2nd meeting took place at Riland auditorium from 12PM-1PM. First, information about the MSK mock practical was presented. Second, we spoke about the T-shirt’s designs and information on how to acquire one! Third, Dr. Karen Shelfin presented her patient’s cases and how she incorporated OMM into her patient care. Lastly, we announced an open 1st year representative position for those […]
The SAAO would like to welcome its new E-Board: Lisa Roloson-President Stella Onyi-Vice President Israt Gazi- Treasurer Raymond Wong-Secretary National Liaison-Sirisha Koneru 2nd Year Representative- James Ciancarelli Event Coordinator-Vivian Chan Looking forward to a great year!
On August 30, 2012, SAAO had their First General Meeting and introduced the new e-board and our adviser, Dr. Yao. Dr. Yao began with the goals and mission of SAAO and discussed his involvement with the organization and its benefits as a member. This year, Convocation will be held in Orlando, FL from March […]
We were honored to have Dawn Quaresima, a Dahn Yoga instructor, speak to us about the basics of Dahn Yoga and its philosophies on healing. She led us into doing simple exercises to release stress and tension from our neck and shoulders, which can easily tense up during stress. Furthermore, Dawn was able to engage […]
SAAO held our second general interest meeting on October 27, 2011. We were honored to have two of our very own Academic Scholars, Amanda Cooper and Stacey Elliot, to speak about how they used OMM in their hospital rotations. Amanda Cooper shared about her use of OMM in her ob/gyn helping a pregnant woman with edema and in her […]
SAAO held it’s second Mock Practical of the year on October 19, 2011. The mock practical gave first year medical students the opportunity to have a head start in preparing for the Musculoskeletal System OMM practical. This event also provided the second year medical students a review of the musculoskeletal landmarks, special tests, and OMM techniques. With the help of […]
SAAO (co-sponsored with ACOFP) held the first OMM Mock Practical for the first year students on the evening of September 14, 2011. The purpose of this event was to provide a means for first year medical students at NYCOM to prepare for the official OMM practical exam, without running into any surprises on exam day. […]
SAAO just had our first general interest meeting of the year this past week. We had a good turn out with many first year students eager to learn more about SAAO opportunities and sign up for the OMM Mock Practical. We had our first year representative elections, and congratulations Eunice Asare for becoming a new […]
Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO) has recently jump started free weekly yoga sessions for all NYCOM students. These events are held on Tuesdays from 5:15pm – 6:15pm in the OMM Lab. The instructors are volunteers from Dahn Yoga and has led us through a variety of warm up exercises, deep stretching, meditation, and breathing […]
Make a Difference, Get Involved! The SGA Activities Fair is a great way for students to learn more about the active organizations present on the NYCOM campus. Each organization will have its own table where students can sign up to become members or inquire about organization activities that take place throughout the year. The Activities […]
Confidential mental health and professional counseling is available to all NYITCOM students to assist them in coping with the stresses of medical school. Counseling services are available through the NYITCOM Academic Health Care Center and the NYIT Counseling and Wellness Center. A. NYITCOM’s Academic Health Care Center provides mental health counseling services. Students can schedule […]