Welcome ATSU-SOMA 2nd year Students, Class of 2022

 Marissa Bruno, Justin Chen, Rea Mae Garcia, Kara Imbrogno, Jai Kahlon, Kara Kono, Monica Krakora, Karolyn Lam, Robert Mun, Kevin Perez

Residency Placements: Graduating Class of 2019

Mitchell Ornelas: Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA - Family Medicine

Taylor Samora-Dietz: Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Camp Pendleton, CA

Family Medicine

Jenna Wong: Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo, UT - Family Medicine


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. 

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