NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Chapter

Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)

Mission: SOMA is the student affiliate organization of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). This organization intends to unite osteopathic medical students throughout the country and promote osteopathic ideals. There are many opportunities for leadership within the organization, and SOMA has a direct link to sharing information with the AOA, the governing body of osteopathic physicians. SOMA also provides scholarships, discounts, and many other member benefits. SOMA also aims to unite osteopathic students for the future of osteopathic medicine, and promote continuing unity and communication amongst osteopathic physicians.

National Organization: http://www.studentdo.com/

Our Chapter: SOMA participates in a variety of activities throughout the year, from educational and informative speakers at club meetings, to fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, and social events. SOMA members  volunteer at the local childrens hospital, and a nearby nursing home. SOMA host speakers to speak about medical negligence and about health care reform. SOMA helps in running the most successful bake sale at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, helping to raise money for AIDS victims abroad. SOMA members are able to get discounts on everything from textbooks to car insurance, and applied for scholarships available to members only. National SOMA hosts 3 conferences a year which include delegation on issues affecting osteopathic students, and all members are welcome to attend these conferences.


Member Position Email
Mariyam Wasay President mwasay@nyit.edu
Maulin Patel Vice President mpatel89@nyit.edu
Bestin Kuriakose Secretary bkuria03@nyit.edu
Shah Nawaz Chaudhary Treasurer schaud02@nyit.edu
Parini Patel National Liaison ppatel99@nyit.edu
2nd Year Representative
1st Year Representative
Preventative Medicine Chair
Fundraising Chair
Minority Affairs Chair
International Health Chair
Political Affairs Chair
Dr. David Broder Adviser dbroder@nyit.edu


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SOMA Meeting, January 23rd

On January 23rd, SOMA had a meeting dedicated to helping the first years get an idea of how to spend their summer between first and second year. There was a panel of second years who shared their experiences which included working in clinics abroad, doing research at NYIT and other institutions, participating in the OMM […]

3rd SOMA Meeting – About NYCOMEC

SOMA’s third meeting of the school year was held on Deceber 4th. Dr. Broder joined us for that meeting to tell us all about NYCOMEC and to answer any questions the attendees had regarding rotations and osteopathic medical graduate education. It was a very informative session! If you missed the meeting and want more information, […]

2nd SOMA Meeting – October 17

Firstly, we want to thank all of those who helped with the SOMA Bake Sale on 10/16. We raised $143 for Team NYIT-COM in the Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk on 10/20. Also, a big thanks to all those who participated in the walk. On October 17th, we had our second SOMA meeting. At that time we discussed […]

SOMA Meeting, 9/14/13

The first SOMA meeting of this academic school year took place on September 4th. We welcomed all our new members and handed out the Netter’s Atlas of Anatomy to all those who had not yet received it. Our adviser, Dr. Broder, was introduced and shared a few words with the group. We also presented on what SOMA is, why […]

SOMA 2nd Meeting

On December 4th, 2012, SOMA held its second meeting of the year. Dr. Broder was the guest speaker and gave a presentation on NYCOMEC and also addressed the news on the ACGME and DO residencies.

Student Osteopathic Medical Association, SOMA- First General Meeting Minutes

Student Osteopathic Medical Association, SOMA First General Meeting Minutes September 20,2012 Call to order Katherine Enos called to order the meeting of the Students of Osteopathic Medicine Association (SOMA) at 12:00 pm on September 20, 2012 in Mollie Auditorium. Roll call Jenna Gillen conducted a roll call. The following persons were present: Katherine Enos (President), […]

SOMA 3rd Meeting – Minutes

The Student Osteopathic Medical Association, NYCOM chapter held its third meeting on October 18th 2011 from noon to 1:00pm in William Rogers Auditorium. This meeting was held in conjunction with PHR and SOIMA. Lunch was served. President [Darcy Hamill], Vice President [Danica Vargo], Secretary [Alysia Kwiatkowski], Treasurer [Anna Maria Arias], National Liaison [Tessa Murante], and First Year Representative […]

1st SOMA Meeting – Minutes

The Student Osteopathic Medical Association, NYCOM chapter held its first meeting on September 27th 2011. Dr. Plummer was the keynote speaker and she discussed her personal pathway to medicine and success. Additionally speeches were given and elections were held for our available chair positions. Lastly, t-shirts were distributed to our new members.

1st SOMA Meeting – Minutes

The Student Osteopathic Medical Association, NYCOM chapter held its first meeting on August 31st 2011. Dr. Broder introduced himself and spoke briefly on the benefits of SOMA membership. The E-board members also introduced themselves and each spoke about one of the following topics: what SOMA is as an organization, why it is advantageous to join […]

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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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