The Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) of Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine hosted its very first ShaDO Day on Monday, April 20. This national event takes place at osteopathic medical schools across the United States during National Osteopathic Medicine Week (April 19-25).
Approximately 30 prospective students ranging from current undergraduate students to those taking some time off between undergrad and medical school visited MU-COM. These students had the opportunity to experience a day in the life of an osteopathic medical student and partner with a current first- or second-year medical student at Marian University. This event was a wonderful opportunity for aspiring premedical students and current applicants to connect with medical students and have their questions answered, visit a medical school campus with special viewing of an osteopathic manipulation lab session, experience a lecture, and gain insight and valuable advice from admissions and current medical students ready to help mentor premedical students.
SOMA would like to thank all of the mentors who helped provide a more personal interaction with the guest students. SOMA would also like to thank the Indiana Osteopathic Association, MU-COM Office of Admissions, and Michael La Fontaine, Ph.D. (associate professor of biochemistry) for all the help they provided with the event!