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.
Nominations for the 2017 Resident of the Year closed on Dec. 5, 2016. Nominations for the 2018 Resident of the Year will be open in November 2017.
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
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Lauren J. (Hasler) Leslie, DO, of East Lansing, Michigan, was named the 2017 Resident of the Year by the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 23 during its annual Convocation in Colorado Springs, Colorado.