• Set Yourself Up For Success Webinar

    October 6, 2021 at 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific
    SDN and Osmosis are teaming up to help you get set up for success this school year! We'll be covering study tips, healthy habits, and meeting mentors.

    Register Now!

  • Funniest Story on the Job Contest Starts Now!

    Contest starts now and ends September 27th. Winner will receive a special user banner and $10 Amazon Gift card!

  • Site Updates Coming Next Week

    Site updates are coming next week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Click the button below to learn more!


Does your school have a state med society student chapter, associated with the AMA?


7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jul 23, 2002
  1. Resident [Any Field]
There's been a lot of talk here at DMU about starting a student chapter of the Iowa Medical Society, which is associated with the AMA. It does not mean that members will have to join the AMA as well, although they may. The current Board Chairman for the IMS who came to speak with us today is a DMU alum, about 10% of their physician members are DOs (more than half of the practicing DOs in Iowa), and 25% of their board committee members are DOs. There has already been intense discussions as to whether or not this is of benefit to us.

Many of us see it as a way to get access to more resources, be exposed to a broader view of the main events going on in medicine, and don't understand why this might "dilute what we stand for as osteopathic physicians", as said by one person who feels very strongly against founding a chapter here. Some don't feel that this organization can provide us with something more than what we are getting from the state osteopathic medical society, the IOMA. To clarify, the IMS did not come to our school with this offer; it was initiated by a group of students who presented it to the student government, and received no opposition. If there are enough students who are interested in organizing it further, a student chapter will be instituted.

I am interested to learn if other D.O. schools have such a thing, and if it has ever been considered. Appreciate your thoughts :)
About the Ads
This thread is more than 17 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.