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 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.
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) before Dec. 17.
|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|
On Saturday, July 21, the AAO was one of four recipients of the American Osteopathic Association’s 2019 STARs (Strategic Team Award and Recognition) for its dedication to advancing osteopathic medicine. The STARs recognize contributions made by state, specialty and regional affiliates, colleges of osteopathic medicine, osteopathic postdoctoral training institutions (OPTIs), and nonpractice affiliates that have advanced the osteopathic profession. The award honors programs and activities that align with the initiatives in the AOA’s strategic plan.
Jacob J. Cukierski, DO, of Erie, Pennsylvania, was named the 2018 Resident of the Year by the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 22 during the AAO’s annual meeting during its Convocation in Dallas.