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 www.domoa.org 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.

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Briana Cervantas

Student Trustee, Co-Director Department of Education

Briana Cervantas is currently an OMSII at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM).


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. 
To apply and learn more about being an MOA Student Liaison use the links below:

Student Liaison Committee FAQ (PDF)
 

MOA MSUCOM Class of 2024 Liaisons

   student liaison  student liaison  student liaison
Katie
Balfour
Katarzna (Kat)
Purzycka
Neena
Singhal
Alisha
Ungkuldee 
 DMC  DMC  DMC  DMC
 student liaison  student liaison  student liaison  student liaison
Valerie
Benedict
Rozzie
Bloch
Hailey
Katulski
Mikaela
Vitug
 East Lansing  East Lansing East Lansing   East Lansing
 student liaison  student liaison    
Sami
Abdelaziz

Jimby
Tongson

   
 MUC  MUC    

 

MOA MSUCOM's Class of 2023 Liaisons

     
Anh
Dao Tran
Meghan
Grossmann
Polo
Kostecki
     
DMC DMC DMC      
Nanni Razon Yacoo Hunt Dash Hewitt 
Erica
Nanni
Erica
Razon
Kathrine
Yacoo
Miranda
Hunt

Suruchi
Dash

Tanner
Hewitt
East Lansing   East Lansing  East Lansing  East Lansing  East Lansing  East Lansing
Beauchamp  Merlo Larioa Semaan    
Blake
Beauchamp 
Courtney
Merlo
 Puja
Laroia
Rachel
Semaan
   
MUC  MUC   MUC  MUC    

 

 

Class of 2022

Jessica Creech, DMC
Casey Schukow, DMC
Alexandra Schulte, DMC
Zachary Deak, East Lansing
Mikayla Depuydt, East Lansing
John Italiano, East Lansing
Brittany Ladson, East Lansing
Maria Ruedisueli, East Lansing
Casey Walter, East Lansing
Rasseil Alzouhayli, MUC
Michelle Burke, MUC
Rahul Lekhwani, MUC
Patrick McBride, MUC

Class of 2021

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

 

 

MOA Student Liaison Committee Members

Beth Courey, MSUCOM Faculty Advisor

Terry Trombley, MOA Administrative Assistant


 

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