BCOM Student Have the Opportunity to Charter and join established student organizations. Many of these clubs are osteopathic in nature and focus on specific medical specialties, while other clubs focus on broader topics. These clubs are very active, and offer speakers, service projects, and outreach, while helping students to lean important lessons in a non-academic setting. See BCOM’s list of student organizations below:
ACOEP BCOM chapter is a group of students interested in the field of Emergency Medicine with views in line with the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians. The American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) promotes patient-centric, holistic emergency care consistent with the osteopathic philosophy, practiced by all emergency medicine professionals.
President: Eli Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Dr. Hayes email@example.com
Vice President: William Lay firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Terra Spanuzzi email@example.com
Treasurer: Joel Ross firstname.lastname@example.org
Wilderness Medicine: Cameron Grossaint email@example.com
Editor-in-Chief: Weston Kloster firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinical Outreach: Benny Rossner email@example.com
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Familiarize and education osteopathic medical students about the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the ACOOG.
Provide and opportunity for fellowship among osteopathic medical students interested in osteopathic obstetrics and gynecology.
Educate osteopathic medical students of opportunities for post graduate education and research in the field of women’s health.
Foster communication between the ACOOG and locally sanctioned OB/GYN student interest groups at accredited COMs.
ACOP is an organization for students interested in pediatrics as a potential future specialty. BCOM ACOP is focused primarily on working with children in the community to promote health sciences.
The American Medical Women’s Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health. We achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances.
As a local chapter, our goal is to provide support and fellowship for members, as well as give back to our community through service.
President: Larin McMartin firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Dr. Jons-Cox email@example.com
Vice President: Alexzandra Blanchard firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruitment Chair: Elaine Murad email@example.com
Treasurer: Katlyn Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Melissa Sayegh email@example.com
Anesthesia Interest Group’s purpose is to develop an understanding of the practice of anesthesiology and explore the field as an area of interest.
President: Cory Albrechtsen firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Dr. Mychaskiw, Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine email@example.com
The purpose of BCOM Sports Medicine is to provide the education and the application of sports medicine to the osteopathic medical student and other allied health students. To contribute to the development of the field of sports medicine at BCOM through activities involving the faculty and student associates. To promote health, fitness, education and safety in the community.
Cardiology Association is a cardiology based group at BCOM focused on helping students become prospective candidates and being well informed on what it requires to become a cardiologist. We believe that through focused opportunities, students will be better candidates and help them determine if cardiology is the correct specialty for them.
President: Sulayman Mughal firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Dr. Osborne email@example.com
Vice President: Mahum Sami firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Amy Ngo email@example.com
Treasurer: Brooke Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Development: Sharjeel Hassan email@example.com
Dermatology Club’s purpose here at BCOM where our main goal is to educate and provide resources about skin care, cancers, and diseases. We participate in health fairs and will be looking to provide dermatology related resources to those interested.
The mission of the American Academy of Family Physicians is to engage, foster, and support BCOM’s medical students and their interest in family medicine. The group will facilitate this mission in a variety of ways such as, community engagement, mentorship, and focused clinical experiences.
The Foundations in Biomedical Sciences Student Government Association (FBMS SGA) is the official voice for Foundations in Biomedical Sciences Students at BCOM. FBMS SGA works closely with BCOM SGA to promote osteopathic medicine, support club and classroom activities, and works to improve the quality of life for Foundations in Biomedical Sciences BCOM students.
President: Victory-Lynn Ramos Victoriafirstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Dr. Minugh-Purvis email@example.com
Health and Wellness Club exists to monitor and improve the physical and mental wellness of the student body at BCOM, providing the resources, activities, and experiences to promote students’ health.
The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine Integrative Medicine Student Organization (IMSO) is an organization that explores integrative medicine approaches that may be used in conjunction with traditional medicine. Members of IMSO will learn from health care personnel who practice integrative medicine how to treat and prevent disease in their future patients. Integrative medicine acknowledges the whole person: mind, body, spirit, and lifestyle when determining a plan of care that best fits the needs of each individual patient.
To explore, understand, and educate each other about Integrative medicine and its approach to care, addressing physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences in both standard and complementary therapies that affect a person’s health in mind, body, and spirit.
To unite and empower medical students through service, mentorship and education to advocate for the health of the Latino community.
President: Jesus Guzman firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Dr. Longwell
Officer: Andrew Ortega email@example.com
Officer: Roberto Valentino firstname.lastname@example.org
Officer: Brenda Pelayo email@example.com
Officer: Lauren Munoz Tremblay firstname.lastname@example.org
Officer: Monique Davis email@example.com
The LGBTQIA Alliance is dedicated to humanist education, LGBTQIA cultural competency, and community outreach.
President: Virginia Stoddard-Merriam firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Erin Palazollo email@example.com
Vice President: Ashlee Amparan firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Amy Ngo email@example.com
Secretary: Tyler Christensen firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Outreach: Katie Kleinberg email@example.com
Psych Cinema is an organization that strives to empower and educate medical students on the opportunities of the psychiatric specialty and the applicability of its principles in all medical practices. Furthermore, we strive for inter-professional collaboration to work towards a culture of destigmatizing mental illness.
Provide mentorship and tutoring for local elementary students;
Aid in improving the medical student experience by providing community service opportunities;
Provide basic age appropriate health education for the elementary students;
Build relationships between BCOM and the community.
President: Michelle Tierney firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Christa Vaudry email@example.com
Vice President: Muhammad Makkieh firstname.lastname@example.org
Extracurricular Coordinator: Giselle Irio email@example.com
SAOAO has been formed as a bridge between Osteopathic Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery, in order to create a holistic functioning system to provide all the members with the opportunity to change the future of Osteopathic Orthopedic medicine by being well educated and experienced health care practitioners.
President: Gregory Wallis firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Dr. Martin email@example.com
The Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO) has been organized by students of the accredited American osteopathic medical colleges under the auspices and guidance of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) for the purposes of helping osteopathic medical students:
1. Acquire a better understanding of osteopathic principles, theories and practice to include:
- Helping students attain a maximum proficiency in osteopathic structural diagnosis and treatment.
- Fostering a clear concept of clinical application of osteopathy in health and disease.
2. Improve public awareness of osteopathic medicine so the community may better take advantage of the benefits provided by osteopathic medicine.
The BCOM Student Government Association (SGA) is the official voice for osteopathic medical students at BCOM. BCOM SGA is responsible for dispersing funds for student activities, acting as a liaison for the DO medical student body, promoting osteopathic medicine, supporting club and classroom activities, and working to improve the quality of life for all BCOM medical students.
President: Brian Liu firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Brett Newcomer, Director of Student Affairs email@example.com
The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Osteopathic Internal Medicine Association’s (SOIMA) goals are to promote interest among osteopathic medical students in the practice of Internal Medicine and its subspecialties. We aim to educate and inform on the path towards becoming a Doctor of Internal Medicine and or subspecialties while allowing members to practice and learn applicable skills for future practice.
It is the purpose of the Student Osteopathic Internal Medicine Association (SOIMA) to represent aspiring osteopathic internists. This is accomplished through the following activities: 1) Providing osteopathic medical students with an early exposure to the field of internal medicine; 2) Stressing the understanding of osteopathic principles in relationship to disease in the practice of internal medicine and its subspecialties; 3) Affiliation with the American College of Osteopathic Internists as well as the American College of Physicians to establish and maintain the highest educational, moral and ethical standards in the teaching and practice of internal medicine. 4) Serving as a liaison with the AOA, the ACP, and the ACOI for the provision of information on training and career opportunities in internal medicine to osteopathic students. 5) Keeping members informed of the latest developments in the field of internal medicine.
President: Jessalyn Lance firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Dr. Assi email@example.com
Vice President: Sidra Shah firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Kirk Thorpe email@example.com
Treasurer: Mario Soliman firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Community Outreach: Oussama Abbad email@example.com
Director of Research: Matthew Baska firstname.lastname@example.org
SOMA strives to provide its members with an independent, cohesive voice and the power to effect
relevant change. BCOM SOMA is particularly concerned with supporting its student’s development as osteopathic physicians, and implementing policy that will improve healthcare in New Mexico.
President: Megan McCord email@example.com
Advisor: Dr. Howell firstname.lastname@example.org
BCOM SOSA’s purpose is to represent and educate the future osteopathic surgeon. SOSA stresses understanding of osteopathic principles in relationship to disease in the practice of surgery and provides a forum for discussion among students and surgeons.
President: Carli Ogle email@example.com
Advisor: Dr. Lente firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Nancy Phu email@example.com
Secretary: Samantha Orona firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Dylan Gallegos email@example.com
Community Outreach Coordinator: Larin McMartin firstname.lastname@example.org
National Liaison: Megan Sofka email@example.com