AOF Stories

2016 W. Douglas Ward, PhD, Educator of the Year Award September 29, 2016 Tyler Cymet, DO, entered the profession purposefully, choosing osteopathic medicine for its distinctive approach to health care. After graduating from Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988, he completed an internal medicine residency at Yale University School of Medicine and earned a Masters of Education in Health Professions at Johns Hopkins School of Education. During his 16...
2016 Burnett Osteopathic Student Researcher Award Winner September 18, 2016 Eric Goldwaser’s extensive CV includes a long list of accolades pertaining to his research, but he has used his knowledge and skills to assist other osteopathic medical students through his leadership and volunteer experience.  He served as the National Research Representative for the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) as well as the Student Government Vice President at...
AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award Winner September 18, 2016 The list of adjectives used to describe Jonathan Bardahl, OMS IV, by his mentors and colleagues include, but are certainly not limited to, Passionate. Innovative. Dedicated. Compassionate.  His experience and unique approach to leadership distinguishes him in the osteopathic community.  “He looks enthusiastically toward his career in medicine and describes his anticipated professional future...
2016 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Emergency Medicine September 18, 2016 In the past three years, Dr. Sergent has been able to accomplish what many academicians attempt to accomplish throughout their entire career,” says John Ashurst, DO, MSc, Director of Emergency Medicine Residency Research at Duke Lifepoint Conemaugh Memorial Medical where Sergent is currently completing his residency. “During his time, Dr. Sergent has had 42 abstracts in various degrees of...
2016 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Pediatric Medicine September 18, 2016 Jennifer Berkovich, DO is known for being an exemplary student, earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular Biology, with Magna Cum Laude distinction from Loyola University Chicago and induction into the Sigma Sigma Phi National Osteopathic Honor Society during her time at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.  In the Pediatric Residency Program at Nicklaus...
2016 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Internal Medicine September 18, 2016 When asked why Abby Sapp, DO is deserving of this award, Bradley S. Coolidge, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (MWU/CCOM) said “I believe her personal journey through the program has helped her become the outstanding person she is and how her engagement in the process of learning to be a doctor has taught her how to be...

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