Welcome to SOSA
Student Osteopathic Medical Association
SOSA is the official section of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS), and the local SOSA chapter at LECOM is one among the COM (Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) that strive to promote the goals of SOSA at local and national levels. Medical students who obtain a membership in LECOM SOSA are encouraged to continue their interest in the surgical specialties, to become proactive in the surgical field, to participate in the ACOS activities and governance, and to promote the fundamental principles:
Stressing the understanding of osteopathic principles in relationship to disease in the practice of surgery;
Helping to promote education in the field of surgery, including gowning and gloving, scrubbing, sterile technique, suturing and tying techniques, operating room behavior, instrumentation, universal precautions, osteopathic manipulative management of the surgical patient, pre and post-operative management of surgical patients, and surgical documentation; and
Providing a forum for discussion amongst students and surgeons.
By becoming a SOSA member, medical students can gain access to national resources, such as research, scholarships, and other opportunities.
PRESIDENT: Colton Toy
VICE PRESIDENT: Carolyn Cororan
SECRETARY: Abigail Bennet
TREASURER: Eric Lewis