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Student American Academy of Osteopathy

Our Mission

SAAO is a group of Heritage College medical students, as well as supportive and interested faculty and staff contributors. Our goals for the student body include facilitating a better understanding of osteopathic principles and practices, attaining maximum efficiency in osteopathic structural diagnosis and manipulative treatment, and fostering in themselves and others a clear concept of the clinical application of osteopathic principles and practices in health and disease. 

Officers 2020-2021


Derrick Huang                                              

Vice President

Andrew Fernandez                                              

National Representative

Hannah Bachmann                                               


Thelma Bonsu                                               


Loan Quan                                               

Dues: $70 for all four years, $20 local + $50 national 

Services Provided

  • Workshops
  • Presentations by faculty physicians as well as outside practicing physicians
  • Practical exam practices
  • Auction

Tentative Schedule for 2020-2021

  • Star of the Night (September; financed by membership dues)
  • Acupuncture workshop (October with Lifestyle Medicine Club; financed by membership dues)
  • Practice workshop (September, November, January, March; no finance necessary)
  • Lunchtime end-of-semester workshop (December, April; financed by membership dues)
  • Practical exam practice (December, May; no finance necessary)
  • Sports medicine with OMM workshop (March with Sports Medicine Club and Family Medicine Club; financed by membership dues)