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  1. Sigma Sigma Phi (ΣΣΦ) Western University of Health Sciences- Mu Chapter

  2. Officers and Faculty Advisor • Faculty Advisor: Dr. David A. Connett, D.O. • President: Joseph Marquez, OMSII • Vice President: Tony Hu, OMSII • Treasurer: Mohammad Shahshahan, OMSII • Secretary: Agnes Kwon, OMSII • Service Coordinator: Ryan Nguyen, OMSII • Administrative Assistant: Amanda Yochum, BA

  3. Members • 2013 • 44 members • 2014 • 42 members • 2015 • 36 members • 2016 • 47 members • 2017 • ~50 members

  4. Chapter Goals • To further the Science of Osteopathic Medicine and its standards of Practice • To preserve the meaning of and encourage scholastic excellence and community service • To continue a high degree of fellowship among its students. • To cultivate relationships and understanding between the student bodies and officials, such as Faculty members of our Colleges • To foster allegiance to the American Osteopathic Association • To perpetuate Sigma Sigma Phi by preserving the principles and objectives of the organization

  5. Appplication Requirements According to the National Sigma Sigma Phi Constitution: • Candidate must have completed at least one semester of school. • Candidate must have a GPA above 3.0 (>85%) to be considered for membership. • Membership is limited to 20% of the class.

  6. Member Requirements . • First and Second year students are required to participate in 20 hours of community service activities per school year. • Members can record 15 “obligated” hours per school year for events in which they are obligated to attend (e.g. being an officer of another club) • Students granted membership in their second year must participate in a total of 40 hours of service by the end of the year, with no more than 20 hours from the first year and no more than than 30 “obligated” hours.

  7. Application Process • Application process takes place only during the fall semester on the final week before winter break. • SSP admission committee will meet and decisions regarding admission/rejection will be made no later than 14 days after the applications are due. • Notices of acceptance or rejections will be sent out via email.

  8. Appeals & Induction . • Applicants who are not accepted by the admission committee based on the primary application have 5 days after receiving the notice to appeal. • Induction will occur during the spring semester • All accepted applicants must pay a $70 membership fee prior to induction.

  9. Expulsion Active/honorary members may be expelled from SSP and have all rights revoked by the local chapter governing body if any of the following occur: • Failure to comply with rules as laid down by the Constitution & By-laws of the fraternity • Conspiracy against another member • Conduct unbecoming of a physician or member • Violation of Code of Ethics of AOA • Failure (<70%) of ANY required course in the curriculum WITHOUT evidence against personal fault (ex. Death in the family, debilitating health crisis)

  10. Major Events 1. National YMCA Youth Health Day • Done in accordance with the Pomona YMCA • Part of a National Healthy Kids Day 2. Annual CME Silent Charity Auction • Raise money for the charity Mercy House 3. Care Harbor Clinic • Provide free health screening and treatment to the uninsured.

  11. YMCA National Healthy Kids Day

  12. YMCA National Healthy Kids Day

  13. CME Silent Charity Auction All proceeds go to Mercy House

  14. Care Harbor LA • For 4 days, this massive event will transform the LA Sports Arena into the largest free clinic in California. • Medical, dental and optometry schools from the LA area come together to make this happen!

  15. Care Harbor LA Provides freemedical, dental and vision care prevention resources and follow-up care to thousandsof uninsured, underinsured and at risk individuals and families.

  16. Care Harbor LA

  17. L.A. Sports Arena Oct 31st – Nov 3rd Care Harbor is LA helping its own…

  18. Services: Collaboration between WesternU, UCLA, USC medical schools. On site services: Medical, dental, mammogram, pap smear, Women’s Health screenings, Educational Exhibits, Mental Health Counseling, Patient Lectures, and more

  19. Tentative Upcoming Service Events • WesternU COMP Membership and Officer Election • Pomona Campus and Lebanon Campus • Canned Food Collection for local Food Pantry • YMCA Service Day • Health Screenings • Santa’s Workshop • High School Tutoring

  20. Thank You For Your Time!! Enjoy Vegas!