MOA Student Membership  

The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) has a strong connection to osteopathic students, particularly the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 1959 the MOA declared its primary goal was to establish a College of Osteopathic Medicine. Through the 1960's, the MOA worked to find a location for the college, lobby legislators for funding and generate funds from MOA members. Some of those first students have spent their careers as MOA members.

Student membership in the MOA is FREE! 

Join the MOA online form

What are the benefits of student membership?

• MOA Events at MSUCOM Campuses
The MOA hosts two free luncheons at the MSUCOM East Lansing, Macomb and DMC campuses during the year: "Meet the MOA" and "MOA Legislative Advocacy Luncheon."

• Student Track Program
Each year the MOA Student Liaisons host a "Student Track" program during the MOA Annual Spring Scientific Convention. The program offers presentations and panel discussions

• Science Research Exhibit Competition 
Each spring and fall, the MOA hosts a Science Research Exhibit (SRE) Competition with poster and oral presentations. Cash awards and the opportunity for fame await! 
For more information, visit the SRE Competition webpage.

• Legislative Advocacy 
The MOA advocates for osteopathic medical students and physicians for positive health care legislation at the Capitol in Lansing. Decisions made today will affect your practice tomorrow!

Mini Medical SChool• Stay Connected
The MOA keeps you connected with important information regarding the osteopathic profession and community health issues through The Pulse, our e-newsletter, our award-winning journal, TRIAD, social media and the website.

• Volunteering Opportunities
The MOA is an active advocate for community health issues, hosting various events throughout the year.

• Continuing Education
The MOA continues your education through discounted Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs because your education does not stop upon graduation from medical school.

Student Representation on the Board of Trustees

The MOA maintains a Student and Resident Trustee on the Board of Trustees. This tradition ensures that the voice of the next generation of physicians is represented in the board's decision making process.

Nathan Holmes, Student Trustee
Nathan Holmes, 2019-2020 
Student Trustee

Nathan Holmes, OMSI at MSUCOM, is the 2019-2020 Student Trustee. Nathan also serves as the Co-Director of the Department of Membership. 



Student Liaisons

As a student liaison, you are able to attend and assist with promoting all MOA-hosted events. You are also invited to exclusive networking opportunities with the MOA Board of Trustees. 
Learn more about becoming a Student Liaison by clicking the link below.

Student Liaison Committee FAQ (PDF)

MOA MSUCOM's Class of 2022 Liaisons 

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Jessica Creech Casey Schukow Alexandra Schulte      
DMC DMC DMC       
deak Italiano ladson Ruedisueli_Maria walter
Mikayla Depuydt 


ALZOUHAYLI burke LEKHWANI mcbride     
Rasseil Alzouhayli Michelle
Rahul Lekhwani Patrick McBride    


MOA/MSUCOM's Class of 2021 Liaisons

Adam Basha Nadine Elhage Zoe Russell Brett Sassack Lauren Donley Tiffany Garcia
DMC DMC DMC DMC East Lansing East Lansing
Matthew Meranda
Ben Heriford Matthew Meranda Luke Schichtel Rachel VanCoillie Julie Kell Jessica Reid
East Lansing East Lansing East Lansing East Lansing MUC MUC
Lauren Smith


MOA Student Liaison Committee Members

Beth Courey, MSUCOM Faculty Advisor

Terry Trombley, MOA Administrative Assistant

Class of 2020

Daniel Daoud, DMC
Megan Denny, DMC
Mike Finkel, DMC
Jessica Greb, MUC
Zainab Hammoud, DMC 
Sarah Harris-Kober, EL
Kat Krukowski, EL
Arpita Mohany, EL
Stephen Rivard, EL
Jordan Skrivanek, EL
Nick Stiles, EL
Hannah Winget, MUC

Class of 2019

Jacquelyn Albosta, EL               
Scott Anteau, DMC                     
Nick Foster, DMC                     
Jesse Kinner, EL                       
Faith Lincoln, MUC                  
Jenifer Moceri, MUC      
Daniel O'Connor, DMC             
Jason Oetman, EL                    
Ryan Owen, EL                       
Devon Pyykkonen, EL            
Colleen Reidy, EL                    
Taran Silva, EL

AOA Statement and Updates on Single GME Accreditation System

Link: Statement and Updates on Single GME Accreditation System

Osteopathic medical students without a training position match can now search for AOA postdoctoral training programs with the free AOA Post Match Web service. Check this site often, as new programs may be posted later. Students can also find information about training programs at the AOA Match website or AOA Opportunities.

Osteopathic programs offer three separate options as choices of OGME-1 approved training, while focusing on the student’s ultimate goal of residency training in a specialty. Click here to read important Match information!

AOA Submits Response Opposing Common Program Requirements