Blacksburg, VA Sigma Sigma Phi – Honorary Osteopathic Service Fraternity Chi Chapter Las Vegas, NV – AOA Conference – September 29, 2013 VCOM- Virginia Campus Officers and Advisors Out Going President- Hussein Al-Mohamad Current President- Jonathan Hillyard Vice President- Kimberly Zins Treasurer/Secretary- Charles Teixeira Membership Chair- Macy Rupprecht Advisors- Dr. Sofia Abraham-Hardee, Mr. Bill King, Ms. Julianne Smartt Current Members Chi Chapter Started in 2007 Application Process for Membership Current Members: 41 Members in Class of 2016 43 Members in Class of 2015 48 Members in Class of 2014 Membership Criteria Must have a 3.80 GPA or higher at VCOM at end of first year or second year Must have no current or pending academic deficiencies Must be considered in good standing with VCOM (e.g., no current or pending behavioral infractions, no academic probation, etc.) Must be willing to provide advice or counsel to other medical students or potential medical students on the values and benefits of being an osteopathic physician Maintaining Membership Maintain GPA – 3.65 Students with a GPA below 3.65 after induction will go under probation and review Complete Board Question of the Day Requirement Attend SSP events Recommended Service Hours 2nd years – 20 hours/yr (10 hours/semester) 3rd and 4th years – 10 hours/year (5 hours/semester) Activities Members Participated in 2012-2013 White Coat Ceremony Graduation Tutoring Penny Wars Jeopardy Review Game Volunteer at Free Clinics Medical Mission Trips Golden Apple Award Board Question of the Day DO Day on the Hill Testicular Cancer Awareness Day And More! DO Day on the Hill About the Golden Apple The purpose of the “VCOM Golden Apple” is to recognize those faculty members who are dedicated to educating, mentoring, and inspiring VCOM students. Criteria Considered By Students (the Judges): Faculty members teaching skills/style Enthusiasm for teaching Professionalism Approachability and availability for questions One biomedical and one clinical faculty member are selected Dr. Beverly Rzigalinski Dr. James Powers Board Question of the Day To expose ourselves and our classmates to board questions on an everyday basis, we post board-type questions and answers on the large TV screens outside of the classroom. Members write 3 multiple choice questions with explanations. Medical Mission Trips Members have helped on Medical Mission Trips in Honduras, El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic H O N D U R A S El Salvador Jeopardy Review Game Physiology Professor asked SSP Members for help with creating a Jeopardy Review Game for our class. The students wrote the questions and set up all the buzzards. Cash prizes were given-- $300 for first place!!! Penny Wars! Fundraiser to raise money for Pulaksi Free Clinic Competition against OMS 1, OMS2, and Faculty/Staff OMS 2 won!!! =) Future Plans Keep Improving Board Question of the Day Quantity and Quality of Questions More Involvement with the Community More Morale Booster Events Questions?