Start an SAOAO Chapter at Your School
The Chapter Toolkit makes setting up an SAOAO chapter at your school the easiest thing you’ll do in medical school. Download each of the documents below and complete the necessary information. Once you have everything you need, send an email to [email protected] with all the completed documents. Put “New SAOAO Chapter” in the subject line of the email.
Local chapter Constitution and Bylaws
This will be the foundation by which your local chapter functions. Please read through the entire Constitution and Bylaws to ensure you fully understand the requirements and expectations of each local SAOAO chapter.
Local chapter Advisor Form
Each local SAOAO chapter is required to have a physician advisor. Once you have confirmed who your local chapter advisor will be, please have them provide their contact information and sign the Advisor Form acknowledging their acceptance of the position.
Local chapter Petition to SGA/Student Services
The SGA/Student Services at your school is required to approve the establishment of an SAOAO chapter. Please inform them of the mission, values, and intent of your new SAOAO chapter according to the Constitution and Bylaws. After approval from your school, please send a copy of the approval statement with the rest of the chapter application.
Local chapter Student Roster
Use this spreadsheet to provide the national SAOAO with the contact information of all inaugural members. Please be sure to specify which individuals will assume the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.