ATSU-SOMA

Residency Placements for our ATSU-SOMA Graduating Class of 2017:

Ashley Baldauf: Family Medicine, University of Hawaii, Mililani, HI
Rachel Galvin: General Surgery, Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, CO
Rachel Greatwood: Family Medicine, Marian Regional Medical Center, Santa Maria, CA
Devin Hazama: Family Medicine, Hilo Medical Center, Hilo, HI
Donald Lao: Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Mary;s Hospital of Blue Springs, Blue Springs, MO
Jennifer Miller: Internal Medicine, VA Medical Center, Boise, ID
Amanda O'Hara: Traditional Rotating Internship, PHH/Hemet Valley Medical Center, Hemet, CA
Abigail Schmolze: Obstetrics & Gynecology, SAUSHEC - Brooke Army MC/Wilford Hall USAF MC, San Antonio, TX
Jodi Yanagida: Diagnostic Radiology, Des Peres Hospital, St. Louis, MO

ABOUT ATSU-SOMA

The Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association granted provisional accreditation in September 2006, and the school's inaugural class of 107 students began classes in Fall 2007. The school's unique curriculum and teaching methods emphasize cutting-edge technology and individualized, active, self-directed learning. In addition, students spend three of their four years of training in community health centers located in underserved communities across the country.

Students’ education in years two through four is based at one of the 11 select Community Campuses across the country. Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, based in Waianae, HI is one of them. Since September of 2008, WCCHC has welcomed ATSU students.  Members of the 1st graduating class of 2011 are: Michael Allard, Adam Cohen, Shannon Harrelson, Russ Henriet, Nancy Law, Maren Ness, Kealoha Robinson, Dodds Simangan and Versha Srivastava. 

The second year is spent learning in small group settings, learning additional clinical presentations, observing patient care, and gaining an understanding of the local health system and community health practices. Third- and fourth-year students will complete their clinical rotations at the WCCHC campuses, associated hospitals, as well as with affiliated healthcare providers and at select healthcare institutions. Osteopathic principles and practices are integrated throughout the curriculum, and the osteopathic manipulative treatment program is designed for primary care applications. This provides distinctive training in the value of healing touch in patient care. 

To learn more about ATSU-SOMA go to www.atsu.edu