TUNCOM Student Government Association



Welcome to the Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO) TUNlive page. We aim to provide the students at Touro University Nevada a wealth of knowledge and opportunity in the field and study of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.  Here’s a little about our club.



The objectives of the Student American Academy of Osteopathy are for its members to acquire a better understanding of osteopathic principles and practice, to attain maximum efficiency in osteopathic structural diagnosis and manipulative treatment and to foster, in themselves and in others, a clear concept of the clinical application of osteopathic principles and practice in health and disease. Membership serves to broaden and expand students’ understanding of the osteopathic concepts in practice.*


Volunteer Opportunities:

SAAO is involved with the Student OMM Clinic. There are several other volunteer opportunities SAAO hosts over the year as well. These events wouldn’t be possible without the help of our wonderful OMM department.



Membership benefits include: local SAAO-sponsored activities (review sessions, special lectures, table sales, book sales and fundraisers), free AAO publications for new SAAO members, discounts on many osteopathic publications offered for sale through the AAO, discounts for the annual AAO Convocation and many AAO courses, preceptorship program (one scholarship per school is available), the SAAO Still Point newsletter, access to the official SAAO Web site, including student login for access to the AAO Journal, AAO Member Newsletter and Membership Directory. Most importantly, guidance in the path of obtaining your full potential as an osteopathic physician!*

(* taken from the SAAO Chapter Notebook)


Please speak to/contact an officer for further details and to sign up!

We also have a Facebook page! Please visit our page to see the latest updates on upcoming events, view pictures, and more!


Congratulations to our newly elected SAAO 2017-2018 Executive Officers!

President: Gecelle de Guia
Vice President: Carol Hasse
National Representative: Jhaunden Concepcion
Treasurer: Jhaunden Concepcion
Secretary: SarahMaya DeGuzman
Webmaster: Kevin Uson
Fundraising Chair: TBD
Community Service Chair: Kevin Uson

DO21 Representative: TBD

SAAO Advisor: Dr. Elias Ptak, D.O.


National SAAO

What is a D.O.?

What Is Osteopathic Medicine?