KCUMB SOMA Chapter Volunteer Events:
In October, our chapter joined with the local SAAO chapter to host 40 high school boys at our campus for Science Pioneers program. SOMA members showed these young adults what it is like to be an osteopathic medical student by assisting in OMM demonstrations, hosting suture labs, giving tours, and talking about the importance of education.
In November, a group of volunteers went to the Ronald McDonald House to prepare a meal for patients’ families. We made a delicious meal and were happy to receive many compliments on our meal. This was a new event for us this year, and we had such a great time that we plan on returning next semester and eventually make it into a monthly event!
KCUMB brought 11 MSIIs to OMED to participate in the research fair. This was a great way to show some traditionally inactive members all conferences have to offer! They enjoyed networking with fellow students, interacting with our school administration, and attending SOMA social outings. One student, Alyssa Imperatore, received a second place prize – congratulations!