SAAO Still Points


A Still Point is a creative expression of the osteopathic student experience. These expressions can range from essay, video and photography to poetry and beyond. Quality submissions may be published on the SAAO section of the AAO website and on social media to allow students to get a glimpse of the talents of others in the osteopathic family.

Below are the guidelines for submission. Any questions or concerns may be emailed to the SAAO secretary-treasurer at [email protected].

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  1. Submissions must be sent to the SAAO secretary-treasurer by the last day of every month between September and February.
    1. Submissions must be sent to the SAAO EC secretary-treasurer by the last day of every month. The submission period will close on the last day of February for VIP points to be considered for Convocation in March. The submission period restarts the first day of March, with VIP points considered for the following Convocation. Each chapter may submit one Still Point per month. 
    2. 5 VIP points will be awarded for each monthly submission. However, quality submissions that are chosen for publication will be awarded 20 additional VIP points.
    3. Crosswords, word searches or similar submissions will be awarded 0 (zero) VIP points.
    4. Examples of submissions may include articles, photography, videos, poems or other original content.
    5. The submission must include: 
      1. Author’s name as they would like it to appear 
      2. Position in the SAAO and school affiliation 
      3. Title for submission 
      4. Short description about submission (up to 200 words). 
  2. All questions about submission format should be emailed to the SAAO secretary-treasurer.

Still Point Submissions

2024 January 2024 February 2024
2023 February 2023 May 2023 June 2023 July 2023 August 2023 September 2023 October 2023 November 2023
2022 September 2022 October 2022 November 2022 December 2022


2016 Spring 2016 May 2016  
2015 Spring 2015 Summer 2015 Fall 2015
2014 Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2013 Fall 2013    
2012 Spring 2012 Summer 2012 Fall 2012
2011 Spring 2011 Summer 2011 Fall 2011
2010 Spring 2010 Fall 2010  
2009 Spring 2009 Summer 2009 Fall 2009
2008 Spring 2008 Summer 2008 Fall 2008
2007 Fall 2007