Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO)

Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO)

Class of 2026 officers:
President: Sam Rodmyre
Vice President: Andres Salvador 
Secretary: Vinny Savarino
Treasurer: Kayleigh Meier
National Liaison: Natalie Nagib
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Boesler

 

SAAO is the Student American Academy of Osteopathy (the “OMM club”). During SAAO meetings, members are taught new techniques or variations of practices learned in class, as well as honing their skills with classmates and educators. Every year in the spring, SAAO members have the opportunity to go to AAO Convocation, which is a week-long national conference centered around OMM that gives students a chance to meet D.O.s who are experts in their fields and learn how they incorporate OMM into their practices.

There are 5 officer positions in SAAO. The club president is in charge of planning events for the club and running monthly meetings with the board and the faculty advisors. The vice president assists the president with event scheduling and distributes SAAO-created practice exams before each test. The secretary is in charge of recording meeting notes and sending out email updates to club members. The treasurer is in charge of the bank account for events and expenses. Finally, the national liaison keeps in contact with the national branch of SAAO and attends sectional meetings with the President.
 

Dues are $15