SOMA Foundation Chapter Grant Program
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dinner with Doctors
Dinner with Doctors is an event held by BCOM SOMA chapter since its founding. Normally this event is held in person, but due to the current pandemic we had to plan this event in another manner. However, the goal is still the same. We hope to give the osteopathic medical students the opportunity to connect with doctors of osteopathy in a variety of specialties. Additionally, giving students time to speak to physicians in a smaller group setting allows students to understand how the osteopathic principles are practiced in the clinic. Due to our current pandemic we think that this event has a greater weight. 1st year osteopathic medical students have only been exposed to online learning and have had to figure a lot out on their own; 2nd year medical students had to adjust their study habits from a group setting to an online platform; 3rd and 4th year students may have missed out on chances to speak about cases more in depth with their preceptors due to the increased hospital census. This event gives everyone time to connect on the humanistic level as well as remember their goals, why they chose medicine, and how they hope to achieve their goals in the future.