AOF Stories

2017 Golden Ticket Scholarship October 18, 2017 The new "Golden Ticket" Scholarship Program recognizes exceptional osteopathic medical students while addressing the burden student loans place on coming generations of physicians. The five students being recognized tonight have demonstrated financial need and yet are in the top 25% of their class, have unmatched dedication to the osteopathic profession, and are committed volunteers in their...
2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Internal Medicine October 16, 2017 Daniel Griffin, DO, was first drawn to medicine because it combined his passions for service and education: "It is a field of life-long learning and problem solving, and it provides an opportunity to continuously help others." Indeed, this dedication to educating himself and others has characterized this young physician's already remarkable career.    Dr. Griffin graduated from the William Carey...
2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Orthopedic Surgery Award October 16, 2017 Eric G. Huish Jr., DO, always aspired to be a physician. The son of a DO, he grew up around osteopathic role models. In medical school and residency, he found more mentors who showed him how to keep a level head and conduct research. Thus, he credits mentorship as a key strength of not only his success, but of our profession: "It's so vitally important, and it's truly one of the strengths of our...
2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year Award in Pediatrics October 16, 2017 Jordan Beckett, DO, first learned about osteopathic medicine through her family doctor, a DO. Dr. Beckett saw how patients under osteopathic care were "treated less like a number on a clinic schedule and more like a unique person with individual physical, emotional, and social needs," she says. This sparked a desire, and she graduated from the West Virginia College of Medicine in 2015.   Growing...
2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Radiology Award October 16, 2017 When researching medical schools, Daniel Knapp, DO, identified with the tenets of osteopathic medicine and its emphasis on the body's innate ability to heal itself. "Our foundation of knowledge allows us to recognize when the body is not functioning as a unit, with an end point of returning the body to a self regulating state. I fully embrace this philosophy," he says. Rocky Saenz, DO, Dr. Knapp'...
2017 W. Douglas Ward, PhD, Educator of the Year Award October 16, 2017 The Educator of the Year designation recognizes osteopathic teachers who display not only the highest standards of excellence, but also an unwavering dedication to the tenets of osteopathic medicine and a true passion for passing those tenets on to future generations of DOs. Richard Terry, DO, embodies these highest of ideals with every student and resident he teaches.  He so strongly believes in...

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