Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

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ΣΣΦ
Sigma Chapter Annual Report 2011
Kentucky College of Osteopathic
Medicine
Kentucky College of
Osteopathic Medicine
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University of Pikeville Kentucky College of
Osteopathic Medicine (UP-KYCOM) is the 19th
school of osteopathic medicine in the country.
Kentucky College of
Osteopathic Medicine
KYCOM is located in central
Appalachia, the eastern part of
Kentucky. The panoramic scenes of
hills and valleys have contributed to
the often isolated, rural background of
this region.
 Our school’s mission is to produce
physicians to serve the people of this
region.
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Demographic and economic data
reveal rates higher than state and
national levels for unemployment,
work disability, poverty, Medicaid,
uninsured and mortality for all ages.
Our Future at KYCOM
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KYCOM will move into
the Coal Building in Spring
2012.
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We all are very excited
about the growth of our
facilities and the expansion
of our class sizes.
Hillbilly Days
Hillbilly Days
2011 - 2012 Officers
President
Tyler Grant
Vice President
Laura VanWyck
Secretary
Justin Lande
Treasurer
Mikel Headford
2011-2012 Membership
Members:
Fourth Year Students- 22
Third Year Students- 20
Second Year Students- 20
Total: 62 Members
ΣΣΦ Requirements
Each member in the Sigma chapter
is required to maintain above
average academic scholarship in
addition to completion of 30 hours
of community service a year.
 We encourage each of our members
to achieve a T.O.U.C.H. pin,
signifying 50 hours of community
service.
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Relay For Life 2011
In our sixth year participating
with Relay for Life, Team
KYCOM raised over $4,300.
 We provided OMT
throughout the evening for
community members and
entertainment for children
and teens.
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Relay For Life 2011
Medical Mission Trip to
Batey Nueve, Dominican Republic
This year KYCOM students helped
raise enough money to send students
to a small town in the Dominican
Republic.
 The team collected pharmaceuticals
and medical equipment in order to set
up a clinic and pharmacy in the
community.
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Batey Nueve, D.R.
Batey Nueve, D.R.
Habitat for Humanity
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Habitat has built more than
225,000 houses around the
world, providing more than
1 million people in more
than 3,000 communities
with safe, decent,
affordable shelter.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
March of Dimes
Alzheimer’s Memory Walk
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Our KYCOM team came in Second
Place in total fundraising.
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We sponsored $2 dress down days
for both classes, as a major
fundraiser.
KOMA Conference
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Several of our members elected to
dedicate their time to represent
KYCOM at the Kentucky Osteopathic
Medical Association.
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Part of this experience involved
attending a Pre-Medical Conference
and participating in a student panel.
Future Sigma Chapter
Activities
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Thanksgiving Baskets with ACOFPOctober/November 2011- We will donate food to fill
~100 baskets full of items commonly used for
Thanksgiving and distribute them to needy homes in
Pike County and the surrounding area.
Big Sandy Christmas– November/December 2011 –
We will allow either toy or financial donations to be
made throughout November and December to give to
needy families and children on Christmas.
New member induction- February 2012
Officer transitions- April 2012
Graduation -May 2012
Relay for Life – June 2012
Conclusion
Thank you for taking the time to
listen to our report.
 We appreciate your time!
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"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just
passes the time. Vision with action can change the world." -Joel Barker
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