Introduction • The Phi Chapter of Sigma Sigma Phi at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is in its fifth year of existence. The members of this chapter are actively involved on campus and in the community. We are committed to growing this chapter and the National Organization. • As a newer school, we are very excited to have just graduated our first class and having members accepted to the Grand Chapter.
Phi Chapter Membership Class of 2011: 48 Class of 2012: 42 Class of 2013: 35 Class of 2014: 11 48 National Chapter 88 Local Chapter Executive Board: President- Grayson Goldman Vice President- Jamie Morris Secretary- Alicia Pazik Treasurer- Craig Barnette Faculty Advisor- J. M. Wieting, DO
Selections & By-laws • Students must have achieved a 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated exceptional dedication to service in order to be selected to the Phi Chapter • Applications will be offered to all students who have achieved at least a 3.0 GPA • Applicants are awarded points for activities, community service and leadership. • Blind rankings according to the points earned • Decision will be made as to the number of candidates that we will be able to accept for induction into the Phi Chapter. • Invitations are extended to these individuals • We have created two initiation committees to assist in the selection process.
Phi Chapter sponsoredService & Events • Harrogate Senior Center Blood Pressure Screenings • The Phi Chapter sponsors blood pressure checks every Monday and Wednesday at the Harrogate Senior Center. With this project we hope to improve patient education and make a positive connection with the community. • Orientation Silent Auction • Members of the school contribute items to be auctioned off to new and current students during orientation. Items included text books, furniture, and various other items that osteopathic medical students may find useful including scrubs, LMU-DCOM items, and study aides. • This year the silent auction raised $529.
Phi Chapter sponsored Service & Events ctd. • Mr. DCOM Pageant • The Phi Chapter hosts and annual comedy night/ pageant. • Typical pageant categories with a funny twist including talent, spirit and formal-wear. • TN Special Olympics received $986 (‘10) • Catholic Action Center and Clinic (‘11)
Catholic Action Center and Clinic • Provides free clothing for homeless and the less fortunate members of the community • Helps to find and provide housing for homeless members of the community • Runs The Community House, which is a new facility that is open 7pm- 8am everyday for 70 homeless members to utilize • Free clinic • Food Bank
In addition to sponsored events , our members participate in many other campus organizations and school sponsored volunteer activities. Some of these include: • Remote Area Medicine (RAM) Clinics Providing medical and dental care free of cost. • LMU-DCOM Sports Physicals for the LMU athletes and local High school athletes provided at no cost. • “What’s in a doctor bag?” Program (Mini Med-School) LMU-DCOM students go to local elementary schools to introduce these children to the healthcare field, and to help them learn about what to expect when they go the doctor’s office. While supported by SOMA, most of the Phi Chapter members participate. • CPR instructors for the AHA “BLS for Healthcare Providers course”
Pediatric Health and Wellness Fair • This wellness fair began in the Spring of 2009 by the Pediatrics Club to provide local residents the opportunity to learn about healthy eating and incorporating physical activity into the daily routine. • Many members of the Phi Chapter were involved in organizing making this activity a great success.
Our members also participate in and provide support for a variety of charitable activities: • Relay for Life • TN Special Olympics • Operation Christmas Child • Bowling for Breast Cancer • Blood drives • Campus-wide food and clothing drives for local charities
All of these activities are supported by members of the Sigma Sigma Phi, Phi Chapter. Participants include members of the classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well as our faculty advisors and the members of the Grand Chapter who are faculty members at LMU-DCOM. • Phi Chapter at LMU-DCOM is working very hard to become an active organization on the LMU-DCOM campus. Our members are committed to serving the community and to furthering the osteopathic profession in this community as well as in communities across the country.
Thank You! This report is respectfully submitted on behalf of the Executive Board and the general membership of the Phi Chapter of Sigma Sigma Phi by Grayson Goldman, Phi Chapter President Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org