CLUBS & INTEREST GROUPS

Knoxville Clubs

Anesthesiology Club


Club Leadership: Dominic Vase (President), McCall Simon (Vice President), Priya Dharampuriya (Secretary), Dean Hussein (Treasurer), Pooja Potharaju (National Liasion) Advisor: Dr. Bondranko Club description: The purpose of the Anesthesiology Clubis to promote the study of anesthesiology and the applicability and utilization of various techniques and interventions with a particular emphasis on ultrasound imaging and common interventions such as intubation, airway maintenacne, and ultrasound-guided vascular access. The group will also focus on providing information regarding residency and practice, including application, training, and scope of practice.




Internal Medicine Club


Club Leadership: Max Ward (President), Cody Boyer-Sprouse (Vice President), Hitesh Vaishnav (Secretary), Ty Gaylor (Treasurer) Advisor: Dr. Helms Club description: The purpose of the Internal Medicine club is to foster and stimulate interest among osteopathic medical students in the practice of internal medicine while cultivating a fun learning environment through the promotion of hands-on experience, shadowing opportunities, guest speakers, and other activities. The internal medicine club will give back to the community through philanthropy and community service with a specific focus on well-being and health.




International Medicine Club


Club Leadership: Noah Sobel (President), Shazia Malik (Vice President), Amy Rousselot (Secretary), Shannelle Abusleme (Treasurer) Advisor: Dr. Debasis Mondal, Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Infectious Disease National Affiliate: DOCare International Club description: The LMU DCOM-Knoxville Chapter of DOCARE International is established in recognition and support of DOCARE global health outreach programs and the effort to provide primary healthcare to undersearved people worldwide. The primary goals and objective of the chapter are to become knowledgeable about global health and primary care to resource-constrained communities in low- and middle- income countries and provide opportunities for students to explore areas of medicine through DOCARE.




Pediatrics Club


Club Leadership: Sydney Ullrey (President), Alekhya Bommireddipalli (Vice President), Gabriella Gendelman (Secretary), Andera Bastien (Treasurer), Cameron Meyer (National Liaison), Caitlin Burnette (Communications Director), Priyanka Dharampuriya (Fundraising Coordinator) Advisor: Dr. Veera Motashaw, Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine National Affiliate: American College of of Osteopathic Pediatricians Club description: In Pediatrics Club we hope to represent and educate future osteopathic pediatricians while serving children in the Knoxville community. As a student chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, we focus on understanding osteopathic principles in the treatment and care of children and provide a forum for discussion among students and local pediatricians.




Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO)


Club Leadership: Clarissa Long (President), Rachel Chang (Vice President), Matthew Reeves (Secretary), Shahn Notta (Treasurer), Ann Ramberg (National Representative) Advisor: Dr. Veera Motashaw, Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine National Affiliate: Student American Academy of Osteopathy Club Description: SAAO's mission is to acquire a better understanding of osteopathic principles, theories and practice to include helping students attain a maximum proficiency in osteopathic structural diagnosis and treatment; fostering a clear concept of clinical application of osteopathy in health and disease. SAAO intendes to do this by improving public awareness of osteopathic medicine so that the community may better take advantage of the benefits provided by the complete health care concept of osteopathic medicine.




Student Osteopathic Surgical Association (SOSA)


Club Leadership: Dean Husein (President), Adam Heininger (Vice President), Kevin Gurrala (Secretary), Ryan Tomlinson (Treasurer), Jeannie Nguyen-Cuu (Community Events Chair), Joseph Ruggiero (Historian) Advisors: Dr. Adam Kolatorowicz, Assistant Professor of Anatomy National Affiliate: American College of Osteopathic Surgeons - Student Chapter Club description: The DCOM-K Surgery Club has been designed to assist osteopathic medical students in gaining the tools to achieve GME residency in a surgical specialty. It has also been designed to increase community awareness of DCOM-K, especially to local surgeons.




Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)


Club Leadership: Suzanne Abuhadaba (President), John-David Edington (Vice President), Ty Gaylor (Secretary/Treasurer), Jessie Grevin (National Liaision) Advisors: Dr. Jan Zieren, Associate Professor of Family Medicine National Affiliate: American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Club description: The nation's largest network of osteopathic medical students. SOMA educates and prepares osteopathic leaders and advocates. SOMA will advance collaborative relationships that promote osteopathic medicine in the greater healthcare community. SOMA will utilize and direct affiliation with the American Osteopathic Association to advance the interests and viewpoints of osteopathic medical students.




Student Government Association (SGA)


Club Leadership: Alisha Kannengieser (President), Amy Rousselot (Vice President), Brooke Bower (Vice President), Katherine Treacy (Secretary), Sam Whitcomb (Treasurer) Advisors: Dr. Justina Hyfantis, Assistant Dean of Students; Laura Painter, Student Activites Coordinator National Affiliate: Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) Club description: The purpose of SGA is to act as the official representation to voice the concerns and opinions of LMU-DCOM students, to allocate funds for student activities, clubs, and organizations that are funded by Student Government, and to assist with extracirricular education for LMU-DCOM students.




Wilderness Medicine Club


Club Leadership: Ann Ramberg (President), Boden Port (Vice President), Josh Stinnett (Secretary), Mike Makowski (Treasurer) Advisors: Dr. Gina DeFranco, Professor of Family Medicine & Chair of Family Medicine National Affiliate: Wilderness Medical Society Club description: The goal of this club is to provide students with resources and knowledge to perform life saving measures in suboptimal conditions. WMS hosts hands-on skills labs and activities to teach students wilderness medicine and rescue techniques, as well as workshops on survival skills. In addition, this club is involved in the Knoxville outdoors community and will provide education for other outdoor enthusiasts in the area. Through all these activities, we want to foster a love and respect for the natural world around us.




Women's Health Club


Club Leadership: Sabina Khalid (President), Ellie Taylor (Vice President), Andrea Medero (Secretary), Ginny Parker (Treasurer), Jessie Grevin (National Liaison) Advisors: Dr. Veera Motashaw (Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine National Affiliate: American College of Osteopathic Obstetrics and Gynecologists Club description: The Women's Health Club's mission is to familiarize students with the opportunities in the field of women’s health with an emphasis on fellowship. As we establish roots in our local community and the Appalachian region with a focus on service, we strive to educate students and community members about women’s health.




Journal Club


DCOMK Interest Group Leadership: Adam Schultz, Raleigh Payton Advisor: Dr. Jeff Martin, Associate Professor of Physiology Interest Group Description: The mission of the Journal Club is to expose Osteopathic medical students to the process of reading, analyzing, and presenting current research literature. The goal of the Journal Club is to ultimately prepare LMU- DCOM students for the future and develop skills to practice evidence-based medicine.




Simulation Club (SIM)


Club Leadership: Amy Rousselot (President), Samantha Whitcomb (Vice President), Anne Burtch (Secretary), Alex Sarno (Treasurer) Advisor: Kirk Wallace, Assistant Director, Center for Simulation and Training Interest group description: The simulation club’s purpose is to give students more experience in the sim lab. We will participate in simulation competitions, and hope to meet monthly to apply what we learn in the classroom with hands-on experience.




Emergency Medicine Club


Club Leadership: Hailey Cox (President), Ginny Parker (Vice President), Katya Neverova (2nd Vice President), Katherine Treacy (Secretary), Brooke Bower (Treasurer), Alex Sarno (Guest Coordinator) Advisor: Jason Austin, Clinical Exam Center Coordinator Club description: The Emergency Medicine Club's goal is to expose members to emergency medicine and related topics through a variety of guest speakers, skills labs, and other events.




Christian Medical & Dental Association


Club Leadership: Ann Ramberg (President), Joseph Perrigoue (Vice President), Raleigh Payton (Secretary), Cody Boyer-Sprouse (Treasuer) Advisor: Dr. Gregg Club description:





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