The AAO’s Resident of the Year exemplifies the Academy’s values in his or her residency program. Nominees exhibit osteopathic principles and practices at their residency programs and encourage other residents, faculty and students to continue to use osteopathic principles and practice.
Nominees should meet the following criteria:
One nomination per year is accepted from any osteopathic-approved residency program or AAO component society. An application with a brief essay of why the nominee deserves the award is submitted to the AAO’s Awards Committee, and the recipient is named in advance of the AAO’s annual Convocation, where he or she is honored at the annual business meeting.
Nomination forms must be accompanied by a brief essay on the nominee’s merit, 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 and must be postmarked by Nov. 30. Nominees must have a residency completion date after Jan. 1, 2019, and residents are invited to nominate themselves. One nomination per year is accepted from any osteopathic-approved residency program or AAO component society.
Nomination forms must be postmarked by Nov. 30. 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@academyofosteopathy.org) or by fax (317-879-0563).
|2019||Malinda M. Hansen, DO, University of North Texas Health Center in Fort Worth|
|2018||Jacob J. Cukierski, DO, Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania|
|2017||Lauren J. Leslie, DO, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing|
|2016||Kristie M. Petree, DO, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing|
|2015||Catherine B. Donahue, DO, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing|
|2014||Eileen M. Conaway, DO, Florida Hospital East Orlando|
|2013||Michael A. Chipman, DO, Kingman Regional Medical Center in Arizona|
|2012||Leslie M. Ching, DO, Doctors Hospital Family Medicine Residency in Grove City, Ohio, and Oklahoma State University in Tulsa|
|2011||Sarah J. James, DO, Columbia St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|2010||Teodor Huzij, DO, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine|
The AAO's annual business meeting will take place March 12 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. To cast your vote for the Academy’s leaders, bring a cell phone, tablet or another mobile device with texting capabilities. The AAO will not provide paper ballots this year.
Giving Tuesday is Dec. 3, and this year we are focusing our fundraising efforts on the Nicholas S. Nicholas Fund, which provides scholarships to students wishing to attend Convocation.