President: Andee Wilson Vice President: Krystin Engelhardt Secretary: Rachel Saul Treasurer: Kurtis Bradley Officers 2009-2010
Class of 2010: 42 members Class of 2011: 34 members Class of 2012: 42 members Our members by the numbers...
Applications and Selection • GPA of 85% after two (2) quarters of osteopathic education • Members must maintain and average of 80% following induction • Primary application process occurs in the spring, secondary application process occurs in the fall. • Paper application is anonymous. Application evaluated based on service and leadership • Qualified applicants invited to interview with current members in order to assess interpersonal skills and passion for service
Financial Report • Balance as of 10/26/2009: $2264.04 • Funds will be allocated to purchase new supplies for the Dr. Bag program • Membership Dues: $75/person • National Dues: $35/person
Meetings... • First meeting was organizational • Many members voiced ideas for upcoming meetings • Service ideas were proposed and and initial planning began • Upcoming meetings were scheduled
...Meetings... • Second meeting included inductions of new members from the class of 2012 (5 openings were available for 17 applicants) • Individual members reported on progress of planning service projects • Attendance policy reviewed
...and more meetings. • November 10: Co-sponsoring “Invisible Children” tour with Physicians for Social Responsibility and UNICEF. (www.invisiblechildren.org) • December 4: Board review program and suggestions presented by Tim Tucker, Director of Learning Resources (Class of 2012 invited) • January 8: Planning to have local physicians discuss opportunity for service after medical school • March 5: Sigma Sigma Phi 101 for Class of 2013 • April 17: Induction of members representing the class of 2013
Service... • May 2nd, 2009: Clean up of the Thompson Campus Center. • Members came together to pick up garbage, clear the trails, and plant flowers around the Recreation Center.
...Service... • September 26: Clean up of Forest Lake • Members joined the community Watershed Management organization to clean the area of Forest Lake to protect our park and water source
...and more SERVICE! • Dr. Bag program returns for another great year! • Members visited local elementary schools and day cares • Local children learned about the instruments used by doctors and nurses • Children had the opportunity to ask questions and share stories regarding their experiences with their doctor!
Veterans Drive • Collected toiletries and clothing for veterans • Items distributed to local vets through Veteran's Hospital in Columbia, MO. • Co-sponsored with AMOPS
Pre-medical Mentoring • In conjunction with ATSU-KCOM admissions and the Truman State University Pre-med advisors, our club is sponsoring a mentoring program • Pre-medical students can meet with current medical students to discuss application strategies • Our members are also available to discuss personal preferences (ex: taking a year off, earning a Master's degree first, pursuing research, etc)
Other service activities in the works... • Boy Scout Merit Badge program currently being investigated and organized by our Eagle Scout members • Special Olympics, coaching basketball teams • Co-sponsoring a health screening and OMM treatments for local pregnant women with Ob-Gyn club • Co-sponsoring a health screening for local veterans with AMOPS • Ideas surrounding a social evening at Twin Pines Nursing Home • Donation of new (and better!) tourniquets for US Army
KCOM Club Fair • Executive Officers distributed information regarding the standards of Sigma Sigma Phi • Encouraged new students to participate in the myriad of service opportunities available