SOM Student Organizations


American Academy of Neurology/ American Psychiatric Assn. (AAN/APA)
Presidents: Mia Song

The Neuropsychiatry Club was established for medical students interested in both the psychology of human behavior and the biology of the remarkable advances in brain science and research. Activities attract medical students with an interest not only in psychiatry and neurology, but also those with an interest in a vast array of medical fields.

American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)
President: Sharmila Bisaria

The AAPI-MSR is a local chapter of the parent organization AAPI-MSR and was established to represent medical students and physicians of Indian origin. The goals of this organization are to assist the AAPI-MSR in promoting the professional, political, and social goals of Indian- American medical students and resident physicians.

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACOEP)
President: Roshi DeSilva

The Emergency Medicine Club is dedicated to exposing fellow students to various aspects of emergency medicine through speakers, hands-on demonstrations, presentations, and field trips. Topics generally include an introduction to emergency medicine, career opportunities in this field, and practical skills applicable to both hospital and pre-hospital emergency care. This organization is a student branch of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians.

American College of Family Physicians (ACOFP)
President: Jessica Tyrell

ACOFP is a national organization which is represented by student chapters within each osteopathic medical school. This organization functions in developing interest in osteopathic family medicine among students, promoting an improved understanding of family medicine through education and public service, and supporting the development of educational opportunities in family medicine.

American Geriatric Society (AGS)
President: Roger Liu

The American Geriatric Society is an organization established to encourage interest in the field of geriatric medicine and to ensure a multidisciplinary interaction between faculty, students, and the community for the advancement of health and well-being in the elderly population.

American Medical Association

President: Lahari Vudayagiri & Christina DiMaria

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

President: Sharanah Ridore

AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. AMSA members are medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and practicing physicians. Founded in 1950, AMSA continues its commitment to improving medical training and the nation's health.

Association of Muslim Medical Students
President: Aisha Sindhu

President: Michael Cirullo

The objective of the Anesthesiology Interest Group is to unite all members of the UMDNJ-SOM community and to participate in interactive functions pertaining to both the medical and general community as well as to educate the RowanSOM student body on anesthesiology, its practices and the process of becoming an anesthesiologist.

American Osteopathic College of Pathologists (AOCP)

Cardiology Club

President: Heather Fackelman

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Association (CAMA)

Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)

President: Anne Oh

FIT Docs

President: Jesse Abend

Italian American Student Physician Association

President: Marie Caruso

Infectious Disease Club

President: Deepthi Mikkilineni


International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA)

President: Urvi Pandit

Jewish Osteopathic Medical Association (JOMA)

President: Ryan Richstein

LGBT Association of Students of Health

President: Cristina Lerner

Latino Medical Students Association

President: Kevin Campos

Medical Vegetarian Society

President: Pamela de Wilde

Medical Students for Choice (MS4C)

President: Mariel Scheinberg

National Osteopathic Women's Physician Association (NOWPA)
President: Emma Cortes

The National Osteopathic Women Physicians Association (NOWPA) is a professional organization that promotes the strength and growth of women physicians and students. This group works toward the recognition of women osteopathic physicians and acts to address the needs of women within the health care profession.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Club (Ob/Gyn)
President: Mariel Scheinberg

The OB/GYN Society is an organization open to all students interested in primary care for women. This society meets once a month for an informal lecture and discussion presented by a faculty member in either obstetrics or gynecology. Attendance at these meetings offers the opportunity to gain medical knowledge in a casual setting, as well as the opportunity to interact with attending OB/GYN faculty and/or guest lecturers.

Osteo Head, Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Club

President: Maaz Jalil

Positive Alternative Youth Outreach (PAYO)

President: Anastasios Fotinos

Physicians For Human Rights

President: Anastasios Fotinos

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Club (PM&R)
President: Anastasios Fotinos

The PM&R Club attempts to educate fellow students about physical medicine and rehabilitation. Several outside speakers/lecturers are invited to club meetings to discuss a variety of issues regarding this specialty.

Radiology Club

Rowan Osteopathic Medicine & Arts (formerly MHES)

President: Stefan Gillen

Student Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (SAMOPS)
President: Don Vongviphut

The RowanSOM Chapter of the AMOPS was established in recognition of the unique position osteopathic physicians occupy within the United States Armed Forces. The primary goals of the chapter are to provide information concerning the practice of Osteopathic Medicine in the Armed Forces; information exchange between all class levels, alumni, and AMOPS contacts for prospective and current students interested in military service opportunities; and information concerning military life in general.

Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO)

President: Jacqueline Nghiem

Student American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (SAOAO)
President: Matthew D'Ambrosio

The goal of the Orthopedic Club is to educate fellow students about the specialty of orthopedics including current issues and advances in orthopedics. The club focuses on educational programs for the SOM community including their annual “casting clinic”. The Orthopedic Club provides numerous opportunities for “hands-on” instruction provided by the club’s faculty advisor as well as other faculty members. Future opportunities in this field are also an active part of club meetings and discussions.

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
President: Sharanah Ridore

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the nation’s oldest and largest student organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Established in 1964 by medical students from Howard University and Meharry Medical Schools, SNMA boasts nearly thirty years of committed service to communities. It continues to advocate for improved, culturally sensitive healthcare services and education for neglected or underserved populations.

Student Osteopathic Association of Sports Medicine (SOASM)

President: Kevin LaGuerre

The Sports Medicine Club is the student chapter of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, and was established for individuals interested in entering the field of sports medicine as a career and for those interested in learning how to diagnose and treat injuries common to athletic participants. Activities include taping and casting clinics, guest speakers, on-field/ sideline participation at local high school sporting events, and a series of lectures dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries.

Student Osteopathic Internal Medicine Association (SOIMA)
President: Dominic Siconolfi

This organization functions through interactive educational programs which deal with Internal Medicine and associated sub-specialties.

Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)
President: Rachel Abramczyk

The Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) is the national student organization of the American Osteopathic Association, and was founded in 1970 to promote the ideals and purposes of osteopathic medicine as a philosophy, a science, and an art. This organization’s goal lies in the desire to improve the quality of healthcare delivery and to prepare future osteopathic physicians to meet social, moral, and ethical obligations of the profession.

Student Osteopathic Surgical Association (SOSA)
President: Michael Coscia

The Student Osteopathic Surgical Association was established to encourage and educate students in surgical techniques and procedures. Various lectures given by practicing physicians are complemented by hands-on sessions to create an extraordinary learning experience.

Student Pediatric Medical Association (SPMA)
President: Heather Fackelman & Luisa Rodriguez

The Student Pediatric Medical Association is the student chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, and was established to provide an avenue for the advancement of knowledge and understanding of pediatric medicine. This organization focuses on sponsoring, promoting, and encouraging educational programs concerned with pediatric medicine, in addition to the provision of community service and volunteer work to the children of our community.


Presidents: Nishant Parikh, Yoni Reisman, Shivani Adhyaru, Christopher Ibanez, & Victoria Shim

Synapse aims to provide a platform that will inform students of healthcare issues and inspire them to cause change through innovation.

To create a culture of healthcare professionals directed towards advancing medicine and medical education through student-based initiatives focused on innovation and leadership

Inform and Inspire
Provide student body with relevant and informative sources in the form of professional doctors and healthcare workers who wish to share their experience, wisdom, and innovative energy.

Foster an environment conducive for creative thinking and the implementation of out of the box ideas that directly benefit the RowanSOM student body and the healthcare community including those it serves.

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