Student Osteopathic Surgical Association (SOSA) - Harlem, Middletown

The purpose of SOSA is to represent and educate future osteopathic surgeons through our local chapter. The fundamental principles of student education in surgery include: Stressing the understanding of osteopathic principles in relationship to disease in the practice of surgery; Helping to promote education in the field of surgery, including gowning and gloving, scrubbing, sterile technique, suturing and tying techniques, operating room behavior, instrumentation, universal precautions, osteopathic manipulative management of the surgical patient, pre and post-operative management of surgical patients, and surgical documentation; providing a forum for discussion amongst students and surgeons of various specialties.

Incentives: SOSA members are given priority when it comes to all events, including speakers, opportunity to attend national conferences, community service opportunities, and many other activities (suture clinics, mock practicals, procedure clinics, knot tying clinics, how to scrub in).

SOSA members are also eligible for the following scholarships:
$500 - 1 Educational Scholarship
$750 - 1 Medical Mission Scholarship
$250 - 1 Travel Scholarship
$50- 2 Research Poster Scholarships
$250 - 1 Chapter Scholarship

Executive Board – Harlem
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sushama
President: Chad Barker,
Vice President: Adrian Yabut,
Treasurer: Shaan Saadhwani,
Secretary: Vikalpa Dammavalam,
National Liaison: Eric Martinez,

Executive Board – Middletown
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rachael Connington,
President: Chase Knowles,
Vice President: Trent Williams,
Treasurer: Muhammad Amin,
Secretary: Taylor Sims,
National Liaison: Gabriel Zavurov,