Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

OMED 2013

The 2013-2014 LMU-DCOM SAA Executive Board had the pleasure of sending two board members to the AAOA House of Delegates this year. Amber Steff, our 1st Vice President, and Victoria Oumeddour, our President, joined Shelley Weiting, our faculty Advisor in Las Vegas for the week! While there they were able to gain knowledge and ideas of how to more effectively run our local chapter of the SAA. They were also able to hear back about the funding for our special project requests!

Waaay back in July, our President, Victoria, petitioned to receive funding for our current special project that we are working on to further advocate for the Osteopathic Profession. Last year's board ordered business cards for the students and advocates to pass out to whomever we crossed paths with to help further educate about what it is that Osteopathic doctors are and do. We wanted additional funding this year, to also supply the students with fancy card holders to carry these cards in. We were 1 of 2 clubs that received the full requested funding amount! Big Thanks to Victoria for following that paper trail, and to Amber for helping represent us so well in a random elevator in Vegas with our fancy cards!!! You ladies are awesome!!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Welcome 2013 1st Year Liaisons!

The LMU-DCOM Student Advocate Association Executive Board would like to officially welcome our newest members! Thank you so much for your willingness and desire to serve, and we look forward to working with you both!!!

Melissa Terrell

Hello my name is Melissa Terrell and I would be happy to serve as the First Year Liaison for the SAA.

To tell you a little bit more about me. I am 31 years old and our family moved here from Nashville, TN. I am from a very close-knit family that all lives in the Nashville area. I have a BS degree from East Tennessee State Univ. I enjoy playing golf, practicing yoga and blogging in my free time. I love DIY projects, crafts, and using my creativity. Thanks to Pintrest I am never at a loss for new ideas! I am currently working on becoming a better cook now that our family is depending on me for all our meals. When we lived in Nashville we had big family meals with my parents a few times a week. I didn't realize then how good I had it!

My wife, Leslie and I have been together for 6 years. We were married in Provincetown, MA in 2011. We have two boys. Nathan is 13 and quite the athlete and keeps me busy running him to and from practices year round. Noah is 10 months old and such a blessing with his precious personality. He is always so happy and we couldn’t have asked for a sweeter addition to our family. I am a stay-at-home mom during the week but still work every weekend in Nashville at St Thomas Hospital as a respiratory therapist in the critical care unit. I truly love my job. I have such a passion for caring for the sick. I love being able to use my critical thinking skills and having the chance to make a difference in my patients lives.

I feel like I would make a great first year liaison because I am a very outgoing, organized and giving person. I love being active and giving back to the community. I served on the Board of Directors for the Middle Tennessee FutbolClub in Goodlettsville for 5 years as the secretary. In my 5 years on the Board my biggest accomplishment was working with another board member to establish a successful scholarship fund for players that were unable to afford our registration fees.

I plan on being a very active member for the SAA and helping to give back to the students as much as possible. I look forward to getting to know everyone as the year moves forward and would be happy to serve as the first year liaison for the SAA.

Chelsae Stauffer

Hello! My name is Chelsae Stauffer and I would feel honored to represent the amazing first years as their Liaison for the SAA. I grew up on a ranch in Tucson, Arizona and even though it was hard work, I loved it. After high school, I moved to Utah to go to dental assisting school where I worked for an Endodontist and met Chase. We married last June and just moved to Tennessee in July.

I have 3 older brothers and love playing Aunt to my nieces and nephews. I am very passionate about the welfare of others around me and try to help out where I can. I currently teach piano lessons and I love working with children. I have held many, sometimes demanding, church callings throughout my life. I feel that my experience with that can only aid me in being a Liaison for the first years.

Even though this journey will not be easy, I know that it will be worth it in the end. I feel that if we, as significant others to our students, come together and help each other out, this experience will be more doable and we will actually enjoy this journey. Thank you!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

White Coat Ceremony 2013

LMU-DCOM and the 2016 members of the Student Advocate Association would like to officially welcome the class of 2017 to the medical profession. Wearing the white coat makes it all so real, and we know and understand the hard work and dedication it has taken for you to make it to this point. We are so excited to have you join us and to share this journey with us. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!


Friday, September 20, 2013

White Coat Bar-B-Q 2013

The annual White Coat Weekend Bar-B-Q was a delicious success this year! A HUGE thank you to the DCOM BBQ club and Two Docs BBQ for the amazing meat that was provided. Also a big THANKS to the class of 2016 that helped to provide all of the yummy sides. We hope that your families felt warm and welcomed by our Southern Hospitality :-)

Our SAA table proved to be a big success with signing up new members and selling t-shirts and Christmas Ornaments.