OMS-II students Melanie Weyers, President of the ACOM Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA), and Balpreet Sidhu, ACOM SOMA National Liaison Officer, served as voting delegates at the SOMA Summer House of Delegates.
The ACOM chapter submitted two resolutions to this year’s meeting;
S-20-26: SUPPORT THE BOLSTERING OF VETERAN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RESOURCES THROUGH PROVIDER PAY REFORM
S-20-27: ADDRESSING SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH THROUGH DATA COLLECTION AND IMPROVED ACCESS TO SOCIAL SERVICES.
These resolutions were extracted on Saturday for discussion in the open forum meeting where they were approached with overwhelming support from many other SOMA chapters and SOMA National leaders.
After consideration by the National SOMA Resolutions Committee, both Resolution S-20-26 and S-20-27 were recommended to be approved as written.
On Sunday during the closed House of Delegates, both resolutions were voted unanimously to be approved as written in the consent agenda.
This is the first time in the history of the ACOM SOMA chapter that all resolutions submitted were approved as written on the consent agenda.
ACOM is excited for the impact our local chapter is having on the national level as our students continue to inspire change within Osteopathic medicine.