2021-2022 Student leadership opportunities

As a student, KYCOM promotes an environment for you to balance curricular expectations and extracurricular activities with your personal responsibilities. KYCOM’s orientation program introduces entering students to the career-oriented student organizations and chapters that are officially recognized by the medical school.

All students are provided membership in the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA), the student branch of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Additionally, students are provided membership in the Kentucky Osteopathic Medical Association (KOMA) and the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA). Students are provided these memberships as part of the KYCOM Advantage.


  • Administrative Advisor – Dr. Candice Stadler
  • SGA President: Megan Hennon
  • SGA 1st Vice-President: Melinda Taylor
  • SGA 2nd Vice-President: Michelle Slattery
  • SGA Secretary: Olivia-Marie Groves
  • SGA Treasurer: Jonathan Yelda
  • SGA Parliamentarian: Emily Tishkoff
  • Mental Health Chair: Carter Waugh

kycom sga group shot sitted inside coal building

KYCOM Students in COAL

KYCOM student conference

Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)

Student Organizations

  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP)
  • American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI)
  • American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG)
  • American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP)
  • Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (AMOPS)
  • Christian Medical Association (CMA)
  • Emergency Medicine Club (EM)
  • Kentucky Osteopathic Medical Association (KOMA)
  • Orthopedic Surgery (PSOA)
  • Sigma Sigma Phi (SSP)
  • Sports Medicine Club (SM)
  • Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
  • Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)
  • Student Osteopathic Surgical Association (SOSA)
  • Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO)