NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Chapter

American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP)

Mission: The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Pediatric Organization aspires to provide unwavering service to both local and underprivileged children and their communities.  Through the faculty and NYCOMEC hospital system our organization actively seeks out educational and service opportunities to enhance our medical school experience in order to staying connected with the children around us.  Each member of our organization has an ambitious and unyielding drive towards becoming an Osteopathic Pediatric Physician, and our dedication and drive shows through the incredible work we do.

National Organization: http://www.acopeds.org/

Our Chapter: Some events include monthly meetings with guest lecturers, Swim-a-thon, Adopt A Class, Ronald McDonald House dinners, Mini-Med School with Citizen Schools NY, St. Baldricks fundraiser for children with cancer, Boys & Girls Club Community Plunge, robotics and OMM workshops.


Member Position Email
Shannon O’Malley President somalley@nyit.edu
Sara Valentino Vice President svalen03@nyit.edu
Melissa Foy Secretary mfoy@nyit.edu
Grace Mele Treasurer gmele@nyit.edu
Marissa Parrillo Community Service Chair mparrill@nyit.edu
Cassidy Flynn Adopt-A-Class cfinn01@nyit.edu
Paul Jennings 2nd Year Representative pjenning@nyit.edu
First Year Representative
Dr. Ronald Marino  Adviser


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Pediatrics Club Meeting #1 Minutes

  The year’s first ACOP Pediatrics Club meeting took place on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12 p.m. in Roger Williams Auditorium. E-board introductions were made along with an introduction to Dr. Ron Marino, the club’s faculty advisor, and information about nationals was provided.   Each E-board member discussed his or her role in the […]

1st ACOP Meeting – Minutes

NYCOM’s chapter of the ACOP started the year off with pediatrician Dr. Donna McMahon’s unique perspective and experience of nearly 30 years of practice. Her poignant and knowledgeable remarks motivated and welcomed our many new and old members. We’d like to congratulate our newly elected first year representative, Vanessa Uhr, and look forward to our […]

SGA Activities Fair

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 […]

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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 […]


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