Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The beginning of the academic year at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine has given the Student Osteopathic Internal Medicine Association (SOIMA) some great opportunities to enhance students’ understanding of internal medicine as well as increase membership in the club. With a little vision and creativity we were able to triple our club membership at the recent freshman orientation club fair!
One of the goals for SOIMA this year is to enhance the preparation of students as they transition into rotations. In addition to holding lunch meetings on topics intended to educate the members of the club about pertinent issues in medicine, we have created an interactive website for the organization. Using this website, we will be holding live online chats with current third and fourth year students in medicine rotations, internal medicine residents, and residency program directors. Since our students do their rotations at sites across the country, this tool will enable us to gain insight before we head into our clinical years. We hope that students who have interest in internal medicine will use the website to help prepare for what is to come their way. This opportunity will not only enable students to gain a greater understanding of what internal medicine and its subspecialties are about, but will also help students network with potential residency programs.
We hope these tools help educate students about the wide variety of opportunities available to them as they begin to plan their careers in medicine. With the support of organizations like the ACP and the American College of Osteopathic Internists, we look forward to an exciting and productive year.
President, Student Osteopathic Internal Medicine Association
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2009
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