Student Osteopathic Leadership in Internal Medicine and Dialogue (SOLID)

In the spirt of collaboration with colleges of medicine around the country, the ACOI hosts virtual student monthly leadership meetings open to all 46 ACOI student internal medicine clubs throughout the nation. The Student Osteopathic Leadership in Internal Medicine and Dialogue (SOLID) program hosts presentations and subsequent discussions designed to bring college medical club leaders and medical students together with ACOI leadership and mentors. These meetings are free of charge for all ACOI student members.

Inspired by the success of both ACOI’s Virtual Visiting Professors Program and the student education programming offered annually as part of the ACOI Convention and Scientific Sessions, the goal of the SOLID program is to connect more frequently with chapters and to help osteopathic internal medicine students be successful.

The program provides students support to navigate some of the most common hurdles and stressors they face, such as passing board exams and developing research programs. As the COVID-19 pandemic continually changes the way medical students learn and interact with one another, the SOLID program serves as reliable resource as they face these new challenges. The monthly education sessions and interactions focus on a variety of topics that assist club leaders in building strong supportive clubs, as well as leverage thought leadership from other ACOI student chapters throughout the country.

 

2022-2023 SOLID PROGRAM SCHEDULE*

 
 
Servant Leadership 
How to be Mentored 
Designated for student leaders only

October 27, 2022
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET
Details:
Explore the concept of servant leadership and the role of mentorship. 
Speakers:
Karen J. Nichols, DO, MACOI - Chief Executive Officer of Nichols Leadership and Former President of both the AOA and ACOI
Laura M. Rosch, DO, FACOI - Dean of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM)
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Passing the Boards
COMLEX vs USMLE

Open to all students and faculty advisors

November 17, 2022
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET
Details:
Learn how to prepare for board exams. In addition, you'll understand the differences and similarities of COMLEX and USMLE.
Speakers:
Joshua Layher, DO - Internal Medicine Physician for Internal Medicine Ambulatory and Inpatient Rehab at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Boise, ID
Kim Peck, MBA - Director of Academic and Career Advising at Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM)
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Medical School Debt & Future Jobs
How To Handle Difficult Patients

Open to all students and faculty advisors

December 15, 2022
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET
Details:
Learn how to manage medical school debt and the impact of debt on future career choices. In addition, you'll learn how to handle the “difficult patient.”
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Update to Student Leaders
Student Chapter Projects

Designated for student leaders only

January 19, 2023
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET
Details:
It will provide a forum to share experiences from across the country at the different colleges of osteopathic medicine.
 

Student Research
Interviews/Letters of Recommendation/CV Preparation

Open to all students and faculty advisors

February 16, 2023
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET
Details:
Examine common questions about student research. In addition, you'll learn how to prepare for an interview, obtain letter of recommendation, and prepare your CV, among other things.  
 
 
The Third Year
Open to all students and faculty advisors

March 16, 2023
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET
Details:
Discuss preparations to prepare for the transition to the third year of medical school and beyond.  
 
 
Professional Pathways
Open to all students and faculty advisors

April 20, 2023
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET
Details:
Examine the considerations that should be undertaken when choosing a specialty.  
 
 
How to Network in a Virtual World
Open to all students and faculty advisors

May 18, 2023
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET
Details:
Learn how to network in a virtual age.  
 
 
*As of 8/25/22
For more information, contact Kara Kerns at kara@acoi.org

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