News Brief: Medical Students Named to National Political Action Honor Society

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News Brief: Medical Students Named to National Political Action Honor Society

September 26, 2018

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) students have been named to Omega Beta Iota, the National Osteopathic Political Action Honor Society.

Samantha Gottlieb, an academic medicine scholar from the Long Island campus, and Moshe Bressler, OMS-3, and Nicole Ebalo, a second-year medical student, from NYITCOM at A-State, were among the 30 osteopathic medical students selected nationwide for this year’s induction.

“When I first entered medical school, I made a pledge with my class to support the osteopathic profession. I am so honored to be selected for Omega Beta Iota because it reaffirms this commitment to serving my future patients and osteopathic colleagues through advocacy, leadership, and political activism,” said Ebalo.

“I'm so humbled join the ranks of the osteopathic activists that have come before me. I look forward to continuing my advocacy for the profession, and eagerly await the new political opportunities that await me,” said Gottlieb.

Omega Beta Iota, the National Osteopathic Political Action Honor Society, was founded in 2007 to emphasize the importance of the work that medical students contribute to the political system. Induction into OBI is an honorary recognition for politically active medical students and professional mentors who demonstrate excellence in health care politics.

Applicants are expected to meet certain standards, such as: leadership in organizational roles, membership in various osteopathic organizations, grassroots political activism, and participation in political events at the state and national levels. The induction ceremony is held annually in Washington, D.C. surrounding D.O. Day on the Hill events.