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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by jhug, Jan 31, 2002.

  1. jhug

    jhug 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    I was just wondering how many are joining amsa-- when and why??? Are there any neat perks involved??
     
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  3. Maximus

    Maximus Member 10+ Year Member

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    I looked over it a bit...I might. What are your thoughts, JHUG???
     
  4. jhug

    jhug 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    No idea! Someone said they got a free netter atlas for joining but i haven't found that anywhere. I want to be informed of current issues/events i just don't know if this is the way to do it.
     
  5. Maximus

    Maximus Member 10+ Year Member

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    I hear you...I was looking over their website, and wonder if it is worth it. Did you ever join up with DOCARE? Any other societies or organizations??
     
  6. erkin777

    erkin777 Member 7+ Year Member

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    I recommend you NOT join the AMSA. The free stuff really is not worth as much as it seems. Also, the AMSA is extreemly liberal/marxist. They do not represent the views of the membership. Unless you share their left wing liberal/marxist views, why support them???

    Yes, there are a few good things they support such as resident work hour limits. But the vast majority of their support is for left wing liberal/marxist views.
     
  7. Hawk

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    Hey Maximus, you are kind of liberal/marxist. Maybe you should join. Then you can get the netter for free and give it to me. :D
    I am interested in what groups are the best to join. Maybe a new post would be good for that one. What groups are best? Anyone have any good ideas? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
     
  8. Maximus

    Maximus Member 10+ Year Member

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    Hawk,

    Unfortunately, I find your jest to be reprehensible and deserving of nothing less than a good flogging.

    Even worse...I'll tell your wife and let her beat you!!
     
  9. Hawk

    Hawk Member 7+ Year Member

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  10. Maximus

    Maximus Member 10+ Year Member

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    Let's face it...neither of us can handle the WRATH...
     
  11. Sweaty Paul

    Sweaty Paul Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Another organization that you should all look into becoming a member of is the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA). SOMA has a direct link to the AOA, with voting members sitting on most of the major AOA committees. Each SOMA chapter is involved in philanthropy with their respective communities and responsible for educating thier communities about osteopathy.

    Here at KCOM, the SOMA chapter is one of the largest clubs and we are traditionally quite involved with the community. In addition we have taken over 30 of our members to D.O. Day on the Hill, an AOA event designed to lobby Congress on health care issues, and SOMA's National Convention. In addition, we do programing against domestic violence, AIDs education, and this year we will be participating in an Adult Heart Health Campaign for NE Missouri. Another benefit of joining SOMA is our health insurance program, which provides our membership with lower cost health insurance that most schools require for matriculation.

    Any other SOMA questions let me know.

    Sweaty
    KCOM Ms-II
     
  12. jhug

    jhug 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Now now-- hawk...maximus-- let's not get snappy with one another:) Remember we are all on the same team- we need to look out for each other!! I imaging azcom has a soma org- have you heard about it??
     
  13. Sweaty Paul

    Sweaty Paul Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    jhug,

    All osteopathic schools have a SOMA chapter. In fact I have met the reps from AZCOM and at both national conventions we sat across the isle from one another.

    Sweaty
     

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