Nominations Open: AAO’s 2018 Resident of the Year

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All neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine residency programs and AAO component societies are invited to submit nominations for the Academy’s 2018 Resident of the Year award. All members of the Postgraduate American Academy of Osteopathy are eligible for the award, as are residents who graduated in 2017. If you meet the criteria below, or if you know a resident who does, encourage the appropriate residency director to submit a nomination. 

In 2008, the AAO’s Board of Governors established the AAO Resident of the Year award to recognize the resident who has contributed to the AAO, has contributed to osteopathic principles and practices at his or her residency program, and who has participated in Academy events, including Convocation, OMED or other AAO educational programs.

Individuals nominated for this honor must exhibit osteopathic principles and practices at their residency programs and encourage other residents, faculty and students to continue to use osteopathic principles and practice during their residency careers and practices. 

Nomination forms must be accompanied by letters of recommendation, a personal statement from the nominee and the nominee’s current curriculum vitae. This packet of information must be submitted in one complete application by the nominating organization.

Only one nomination per AAO component society, the PAAO or individual residency programs will be permitted.

Nomination forms must be postmarked by Sunday, Dec. 17. Mail completed nomination packets to American Academy of Osteopathy, Attn: Debbie Cole, 3500 DePauw Blvd., Suite 1100, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1136, or send them via email (DCole@academyof­ or by fax (317-879-0563) no later than Dec. 17. 

The recipient of the 2018 Resident of the Year award will be selected by the Board of Governors in January 2018. The award will be presented during the AAO’s annual business meeting on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.

Previous recipients have represented the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Florida Hospital—East Orlando, the Kingman Regional Medical Center, the Doctors Hospital Family Practice Residency, Oklahoma State University–CHS, the Columbia Saint Mary’s Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.