Student Osteopathic Medicine Association (SOMA)
Students studying osteopathy in an Australian university can apply for FREE student membership with Osteopathy Australia.
For final year students, memberships expire on 31 December in the year of graduation.
Final year students can start applying for Graduate membership with Osteopathy Australia from October in their graduating year.
For all other student years, memberships auto-renew each January.
- Free membership and access to member areas of the Osteopathy Australia website
- Free Guild Students Liabilities Insurance
- Advocacy, political lobbying, media promotion, protecting and promoting the profession
- Information and advice from Osteopathy Australia
- News and professional updates, latest research and articles
- HR service and hotline (for final year student members only)
- Online Classifieds for a list of jobs and businesses, equipment for sale across Australia
- Student discounts for the Osteopathy Conference and Osteopathy Australia seminars
- Continuing professional development resources, free or at reduced prices
- Access to ClinicalKey (for final year student members only)
- Access to the quarterly digital editions of Osteo Life
- Money-saving commercial benefits and discounts on products and services
- For the duration that you are enrolled in your osteopathic course, your free student membership will automatically rollover each year, until 31 December of your final year - you are not required to renew your student membership each year
- You must currently be studying osteopathy in an Australian university
- You are not currently registered as an osteopath in Australia
- You cannot have a listing on ‘Find an Osteo'
- There are no CPD requirements, however, your CPD student discounts apply
- If you are a student member in your final year of study, your membership expires on 31 December of that year
- On application for membership with Osteopathy Australia, you declare all information submitted to be true and correct