NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Chapter

Student Osteopathic Surgical Association (SOSA)

Mission: SOSA is established to represent and educate future osteopathic surgeons by:
1. Focusing on the understanding of osteopathy in relationship to the practice of surgery.
2. Helping to promote the practice of surgery
3. Providing a forum for discussion and professional relationships among students and surgeons

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

Our Chapter: What SOSA has to offer NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Students in the academic year:

  • Central Line Workshop
  • Suturing Workshop
  • Chest Tube Workshop
  • Guest speakers in:
    • Dr. Alexander Dagum – Chief of Plastic Surgery at Stony Brook University
    • General Surgery
    • Otolaryngology/Oncology
  • Community Outreach:
    • Holiday Community Plunge
    • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk @ Jones Beach – October 19th


Member Position Email
Matthew Goldstein President mgolds02@nyit.edu
Valerie Pallos Vice President vpallos@nyit.edu
Christian Belisario Secretary jbelisario@nyit.edu
Chinny Kapoor Treasurer ckapoor@nyit.edu
Shivani Patel National Liason spatel111@nyit.edu
1st Year Representative
Dr. Gregory Saggio Adviser gsaggio@nyit.edu

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Feels like forever since was last spoke! Well, let me get you up to speed with what SOSA has been up to since our first meeting! October was a big month for us. On October 15th we had Mrs. Elizabeth Byrne come talk. She is a breast cancer survivor and beloved step-mother to our very […]

First General Membership Mtg Minutes

WELCOME to the first set of minutes for the FIRST SOSA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING of the 2013-2014 academic year! First things first, what did you miss out on by not being at this meeting (outside of pizza and some soda, right?) Well the year kicked off with a few quick introductions: President – Alison D’Amato […]

SOSA Minutes

SOSA has been very busy during the month of January, hosting two workshops and bringing in two guest speakers. This year’s suturing workshops were among the largest workshops NYIT-COM has ever seen, partly because NYIT-COM is only a month old, but also because we had the help of multiple NYIT-COM organizations and our very own […]

SOSA Minutes

On Tuesday, November 28, SOSA’s E-Board got together to discuss the scheduling for upcoming events and to review events taken place earlier in the year. First discussed was the success of our central line workshops, which were held in late October. Dr. Saggio and Dr. Futterman did an excellent job demonstrating and educating our members […]

SOSA First Meeting/Minutes

SOSA was excited to start the 2012/13 school year on October 19th in William Rogers Auditorium at 12pm. With a busy year ahead of us, this important meeting served to set the schedule and allow students to sign-up for all workshops approaching within the next couple of weeks. These exciting workshops offer hands on experience […]

Welcome to SOSA

The Student Osteopathic Surgical Association (SOSA) would like to welcome its newly signed members from the activities fair and the class of 2016 as a whole. For those students who did not get a chance to sign up for SOSA at the activities fair, there will be plenty of opportunities from now until our first […]

3rd SOSA Meeting – Minutes

On October 18, 2011, at 12pm in Mollie Auditorium SOSA held its 3rd General Body Meeting. Dr. Mathew Cheung was the guest speaker. Dr. Cheung is a 5th year surgical resident from Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. He spoke to students about his current residency, as well as surgical fellowship options, and how to get into residency. He also gave a […]

SOSA and Emergency Medicine Club Chest Tube Workshop

The Chest Tube Workshop hosted by the SOSA and Emergency Club’s was a great success this year! On October 5th SOSA held the workshop in the Anatomy Lab and was fortunate enough to have Dr. Saggio and Dr.Futterman teach students all about chest tube insertion and assist in actual placement on cadavers. The Emergency Medicine […]

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 […]

Conflict of Interest in Peer-Reviewed Medical Journals

Conflict of interest in medical publishing exists when a participant’s private interests compete with his or her responsibilities to the scientific community, readers, and society. While conflict of interest is common, it reaches the level of concern when “a reasonable observer might wonder if the individual’s behavior or judgment was motivated by his or her […]


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