AACOM—in collaboration with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the National Pre-medical Student Osteopathic Medical Association (Pre-SOMA)—invite all pre-medical and osteopathic medical students, and our member colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) to participate in the 2015 National Shadow a DO Student (ShaDO) Week. The event will be held at each of the COM campuses across the nation April 20-24, in conjunction with National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week.

National ShaDO Week is a week dedicated to providing opportunities for pre-medical and prospective students to ShaDO (shadow) current osteopathic medical students, and ask about the curriculum, admissions process, and any other questions they may have regarding the osteopathic medical school experience.

Events during this week are designed to bring the osteopathic medical profession together to focus on one common goal: To increase awareness of osteopathic medicine and the value DOs bring to communities across the nation.

The event brings together Pre-SOMA medical students and admission officers from the nation’s COMs, as they reach out to high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate pre-medical students, and pre-health advisors.  The goal of this event is to give pre-medical students a chance to see if the DO profession is right for them and in turn, reinvigorate the participating osteopathic medical student mentors’ enthusiasm for the profession.

National Pre-SOMA is a division of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA).

For more information about National ShaDO Week and other upcoming AACOM recruitment events, visit the Osteopathic Medical College Recruiting Events web page or follow us at @AACOMASPreMed #DiscoverDO.

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February 2015
Vol. 9, No. 2