The Student Osteopathic Surgical Association (SOSA) is the official students section of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS). SOSA was established to provide a means for students interested in the surgical specialties to participate in the activities and governance of the ACOS. The purpose of SOSA is to represent and educate future osteopathic surgeons through local chapters of SOSA. The fundamental principles of student education in surgery include:

  1. Stressing the understanding of osteopathic principles in relationship to disease in the practice of surgery;
  2. 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; and providing a forum for discussion amongst students and surgeons.

Club Activities:

  • Attending various SOSA sponsored conferences at venues like PCOM, Cesar’s Palace Las Vegas, CCOM, and TCOM.
  • Scrubbing classes at local hospitals to learn proper OR technique.
  • Opportunities to shadow both general and orthopedic surgeons in the area.
  • White coat sale fundraiser.
President: Omesh Singh
Vice President: Danny Le
National Represntative: Christopher Fan
Treasurer: Gbenga Adeyeye
Secretary: Christopher Doh
Fundraising Chair: Erica Yeo
Anatomy Coordinator: Victoria Greyslak, Billie Shine, and Henry Wei
Advisor: Dr. Donald Linville