Sigma Sigma Phi Delta Chapter
General Information • KCUMB was founded in 1916 as the Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery • Located in Downtown Kansas City • Total medical school enrollment: 971
Delta Chapter • There are currently 144 members of the Delta Chapter • Class of 2013: 57 • Class of 2014: 58 • Class of 2015: 29 • 55 of these members were inducted this past spring
Delta Chapter Executive Board Chapter Advisor Dr. Rance McClain, D.O. 2012-2013 Executive Officers Vice-President Rachel Herdes Treasurer Alyson Kracke President Mark Braswell Secretary Steven Richmond
Plans for Future Events • Blood Drives • We will hold 4 blood drives this year. Our partnerships are with the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City and the American Red Cross.
Plans for Future Events • Down Syndrome Guild Society of KC -We thoroughly enjoy serving Down Syndrome children and their families. Future Events include a Walk Relay, Easter Party, and a Prom Party.
Plans for Future Events • Gross Anatomy Mock Practical -As part of the chapter’s scholarship component, we will provide Gross Anatomy mock practicals via PowerPoint for 1st year medical students.
Plans for Future Events • Osteopathic Medicine Presentation -We will partner with a local college honor society to promote Osteopathic Medicine. Topics include History of Osteopathic Profession, Getting into D.O. School, and an OMT demonstration.
Plans for Future Events • Speaker • OMS III/IV Board Panel • Board Examinations Overview • Many students have concerns and questions about board examinations • What should students do to begin their board preparations? • What are beneficial board resources?
Plans for Future Events • Fundraising -Dr. Garcia T-shirt sale -50% of proceeds will be donated to a non-profit organization of Dr. Garcia’s choosing
Scholarships • Jan Oliveri Scholarship • Given to a first year that has gone above and beyond the call of duty in community service, organizational involvement and leadership, as well as academics. • Jeremy Bickling Scholarship • Recognizes the great efforts of a teaching assistant or tutor.
Induction • First and second year students who are in the top 30% of their class are eligible to apply • Members are chosen based on their degree of professionalism, scholarship, campus involvement, and service to the University and the profession • A banquet will be held in April to induct the new members
ΣΣΦ - Delta Chapter We are looking forward to the year ahead as we continue to grow and become a more active organization at KCUMB. We are committed to challenging ourselves academically, our service in the Kansas City community, and furthering the Osteopathic Profession.