NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Chapter

Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (AMOPS)

“Prepare, Execute, Succeed”

Mission:  “To apply the military principles of organization and self-discipline to enhance student-physician achievement.”

– Organize time, establish a successful routine, identify the best resources

– Provide group exercise opportunities, develop physical fitness goals, enhance physical stamina, improve self-confidence

Community Spirit:
– Support the community that provides a safe environment for learning and practicing medicine. Create name recognition for NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine through volunteer and outreach opportunities

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

Our Chapter: Organize expert lectures on military opportunities for military & civilian physicians; send care packages to deployed troops overseas; brief military students regarding officer training; foster a sense of community among military medical students & physicians in all branches of service; honor veterans for their service to our country.


Member Position Email
Andrew Kerner President akerner@nyit.edu
Darius Graeff Vice President dgraeff@nyit.edu
 Stephanie Buonocore Secretary sbuonoco@nyit.edu
Caroline Bjorkman Treasurer cbjorkman@nyit.edu
1st Year Representative
Linda Darroch-Short Adviser ldarroch@nyit.edu


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