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A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine

Class of 2017

A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA)– Wai'anae Campus

A.T. Still University – SOMA was initiated at the request of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). These centers recognized that there was a physician shortage and partnered with ATSU to identify, educate and train high quality, community-minded physicians.

Once accepted, the first year of medical school is spent in Mesa, Arizona. The second through fourth years of learning is held at one of eleven community health centers. Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center is one of these eleven sites. The Wai`anae campus provides an enriched training experience for osteopathic medical students. It provides early hands-on clinical experience in their second year which includes osteopathic manipulative treatment. Additionally, students are actively involved in the community through homeless outreach, mentorship programs and health center events. Students have reported feeling like a member of the healthcare team.

Hometown Scholars Program
  • Hometown Scholars program, started in response to requests from community health centers and other safety net providers.
  • Hometown Scholars helps ATSU meet the needs of health centers by attracting and training dedicated, motivated, and qualified community-minded healers.
  • For more information click on the following link: https://www.atsu.edu/hometown-scholars
Regional Directors of Medical Education:
  • Christina Keola Adams, MD
  • Stephen Bradley, MD
  • Andrew Walters, MD

ATSU Osteopathic Principles Instructor:
Terri Kakugawa, DO

ATSU Program Manager:
Leah Asano
Phone: 697-3116
Email: lasano@atsu.edu

ATSU-SOMA https://www.atsu.edu/school-of-osteopathic-medicine-arizona/academics/do-program