Western COMP NW

Starting this year, SOMA at COMP-Northwest has assumed responsibility for organizing the Student Ambassador program during the interview season. Student Ambassadors are directly involved in the selection process of prospective students for the incoming class Pizza socials occur the evening before the interview and provide a unique opportunity for the prospective students to get a casual understanding and appreciation for the culture at COMP-Northwest, while student panels and tours allow the interviewees to better gauge the curriculum and campus from a student perspective. Their SOMA club works closely with the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon (OPSO) to coordinate Pre-Med events for prospective students to learn about various topics regarding medical school. These monthly events are lead by our SOMA mentor, Dr. John Pham, who has been the Pre-Med Advisor for Oregon and SW Washington college students since the year 2000.

Congressman Dr. Joe Heck DO

On August 31st, TUNCOM SOMA officers hosted Congressman Dr. Joe Heck DO NV. He provided a talk on the unique perspective on politics as well as elaborate on the dynamic healthcare climate, and what we as future physicians can expect down the road. Rep_Joe_Heck_Selfie.jpg

SOMA COMP-NW and Military Medicine Club

On April 20th, SOMA COMP- NW partnered with their Military Medicine Club to join in on the opportunity of the Army Medical Semitruck experience, which allowed a visit from the Army Medical official tour bus and medical simulation center. Their members benefited from being able to meet the army medical team, and take part in combat medical simulations, while also learning about the cutting edge of medical supplies and prostheses available on the home-front.


TUNCOM SOMA hosted a local organization called Roos-N-More Zoo in our school’s back parking lot. All proceeds were 
donated to the animal conservatory. Included amongst the animals brought were a lemur, a three-toed sloth, a baby 
kangaroo, and an armadillo. The total amount raised and donated to the zoo was $727.


Nine students from ATSU-SOMA SOMA Chapter participated in a Tzu Chi Health Fair in collaboration with our university’s Health Disparities club. The Health Fair was free for all community members and a great service event! 
This year they plan to create a new position for our SOMA general members; Health Disparities Officers at each satellite campus Community Health Centers. Three students will serve as regional coordinators to sit on the SOMA board
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Region IV Trustee


Simran Behniwal, OMS III

Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine