Membership Requirements

  • Membership within Omega Beta Iota is based strictly on an applicant successfully demonstrating their osteopathic political experience through the completion of several requirements. 

  • An applicant must meet all requirements listed in category 1 and at least one requirement in both category 2 and category 3. 

  • The more involved an applicant is, the greater their chances are of being inducted. Ultimately, it is up to the discretion of the National Board if an individual meets the criteria for induction into Omega Beta Iota.

Category 1

  • Membership in the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

  • Successful completion of a minimum of one semester of medical school

  • Submission of a letter of recommendation from a politically involved individual who can attest to the applicant’s political involvement

  • Submission of a completed, official ΩBI application prior to the determined deadline

Category 2

  • Membership in the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)

  • Membership in your respective State Osteopathic Medical Association (i.e. if the applicant goes to school in Florida, the applicant should be a member of FOMA)

  • Osteopathic Political Action Committee (OPAC) Student Chairman’s Club Membership 

  • Leadership role in Student Government Association or National Osteopathic Association (e.g. COSGP) and/or on campus

Category 3

  • Past participant of DO Day on Capitol Hill, COM Day on Capitol Hill, or applicant’s respective state DO Day

  • Participation in local/state/national political campaigns

  • Participation in American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) “Ed to Med” national grassroots advocacy campaign as a Student Ambassador

Founded in 2007

For more information, reach out to the Executive Board

Kelsie Smith
Resident Physician Advisor

OBIPhysicianAdvisor@gmail.com

Manjot Mashiana

 National Operations Chair

OBIOperationsChair@gmail.com

Joshua Berko
National Membership Chair OBIMembershipChair@gmail.com

Sean Friefeld

National Director

 OBINationalDirector@gmail.com

Aerial Petty

National Public Relations Chair

OBIPublicRelations@gmail.com

 

Brooke Grill
OBI-OPAC Liaison

OBIOPACLiaison@gmail.com

Nathaniel Aquino
Resident Physician Advisor  OBIPhysicianAdvisor@gmail.com

David Bassa

National Advocacy Liaison

OBIAdvocacyLiaison@gmail.com


Amanah Fatima
National Recruitment Liaison

OBINationalRecruitmentChair@gmail.com

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