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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 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...
2016 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine September 18, 2016 Described as a physician who “truly embodies the spirit of the osteopathic philosophy and practice” Precious Barns, DO is a board certified Family Medicine Physician who is currently completing the Plus One NMM/OMM Program at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM). She is known by her colleagues as a physician who recognizes and respects the potentials of a...
2016 Outstanding Resident of the Year in OBGYN September 18, 2016 Chief Resident isn’t a title that is awarded to anyone; it requires a strong work ethic, dedication and an interest in education. Ryan Kooperman, DO has met all of those characteristics and according to his Program Director, Migdalia Cortina, MD, FACOG, “He has a knowledge base that is very comprehensive and he continually keeps abreast of current topics in the field of Obstetrics &...

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