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Student Osteopathic Internal Medicine Association (SOIMA) is one
of the largest student organizations at the University of North
Texas - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM). Since the
1980s, SOIMA has helped facilitate TCOM's commitment to primary
care, while also featuring exposure to a variety of medical
specialties. This year's leadership features second-year students
Melanie Lagomichos as President, Maryam Shambayati as
Vice-President, Kenton Venhuizen as Secretary, and Krishna
Srinivasan as Treasurer. Lira Chowdhury, Atefa Nayeb, Thao Nguyen,
and Christina Vu all serve as First-year Representatives. The
tradition of four second-year executive officers and four
first-year representatives fosters communication between the two
classes and prepares first-years for the responsibilities required
of a SOIMA officer.
Beginning with New Student Orientation Week, SOIMA holds a major
presence on campus by providing all medical and physician assistant
students with medical equipment through a partnership with Welch
Allyn. Incoming students meet SOIMA officers who guide them through
the use of the medical equipment while introducing them to the
organization. At the first meeting of the year, our faculty
advisor, Monte Troutman, DO, FACOI, an ACP Member, introduced
students to internal medicine and discussed his specialty,
gastroenterology. SOIMA hosts monthly lunch meetings featuring
talks by local physicians, a specialty panel, local residency
directors, and the General Internal Medicine Statewide
Preceptorship Program. These meetings are very popular, with over
100 students in attendance, and feature both allopathic and
osteopathic physicians. SOIMA also hosts a dinner for third-year
students with Texas A&M Scott & White's internal medicine
residency directors at a local restaurant.
Reaching out to the Fort Worth area community is an important
priority for SOIMA. Our chapter has partnered with Crowley House of
Hope, a free clinic in rural Crowley, Texas. Each month, several
dates are set aside for first- and second-year SOIMA members to
volunteer one-on-one with a physician at the clinic. This program
has given students hands-on medical experience during the
preclinical years while also helping an underserved rural
community. SOIMA also hosts a health fair booth at the Fit Future
Kids Fest, an annual Fort Worth festival aimed at curbing childhood
obesity. Members educate families on the benefits of healthy eating
and exercise while also screening children and their parents for
high blood pressure and blood glucose.
SOIMA's success is due to the dedication of our officers and
members. We hope to work more closely with ACP in the future as
well as expand our service to the TCOM campus and Fort Worth
Maryam Shambayati, MS-2
SOIMA Vice President
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2012
January 2010 Issue of IMpact
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