Student Osteopathic Leadership in Internal Medicine and Dialogue (SOLID)

In the spirt of collaboration with colleges of medicine around the country, the ACOI hosts virtual student monthly leadership meetings open to all 46 ACOI student internal medicine clubs throughout the nation. The Student Osteopathic Leadership in Internal Medicine and Dialogue (SOLID) program hosts presentations and subsequent discussions designed to bring college medical club leaders and medical students together with ACOI leadership and mentors. These meetings are free of charge for all ACOI student members.

Inspired by the success of both ACOI’s Virtual Visiting Professors Program and the student education programming offered annually as part of the ACOI Convention and Scientific Sessions, the goal of the SOLID program is to connect more frequently with chapters and to help osteopathic internal medicine students be successful.

The program provides students support to navigate some of the most common hurdles and stressors they face, such as passing board exams and developing research programs. As the COVID-19 pandemic continually changes the way medical students learn and interact with one another, the SOLID program serves as reliable resource as they face these new challenges. The monthly education sessions and interactions focus on a variety of topics that assist club leaders in building strong supportive clubs, as well as leverage thought leadership from other ACOI student chapters throughout the country.

2022-2023 SOLID PROGRAM SCHEDULE*

Student Research
Interviews/Letters of Recommendation/CV Preparation

Open to all students and faculty advisors

February 16, 2023
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET
Details:
Examine common questions about student research. In addition, you'll learn how to prepare for an interview, obtain letter of recommendation, and prepare your CV, among other things.  
Speakers:
Keith A. Reich, DO, FACOI, Rheumatology Program Director at Franciscan Health Olympia Fields in Olympia Fields, Illinois
Joanne Kaiser-Smith, DO, FACOI, ACOI President and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey
Terry Brown, MA, Student Residency Advisor and Former Assistant Dean, Director, and Manager of Postdoctoral Training for Rowan-Virtual School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey​​​​​​​
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Professional Pathways
Open to all students and faculty advisors

March 16, 2023
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET
Details:
Examine the considerations that should be undertaken when choosing a specialty.Discuss preparations to prepare for the transition to the third year of medical school and beyond.  
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The Third Year
Open to all students and faculty advisors

April 20, 2023
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET
Details:
Discuss preparations to prepare for the transition to the third year of medical school and beyond. 
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How to Network in a Virtual World
Open to all students and faculty advisors

May 18, 2023
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET
Details:
Learn how to network in a virtual age.  
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*As of 11/15/22
For more information, contact Kara Kerns at kara@acoi.org

Past Session Recordings

Federal Health Care Policy – The Basics
How To Handle Difficult Patients

December 15, 2022
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Passing the Boards
COMLEX vs USMLE

November 17, 2022
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Servant Leadership 
How to be Mentored 

October 27, 2022
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The Art of Being a Successful Medical Student
September 15, 2022
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