AOF Award Announcements

2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in OBGYN Award October 16, 2017 Like so many patients, it was back pain that first drew Bryan Sweeney, DO, to osteopathic medicine. He was referred to a DO and, after just a few sessions of OMT, his back pain was resolved.  "It was around this same time that I had decided to go to medical school.  When the time came to apply, the decision was an easy one." Dr. Sweeney is Chief Resident of the OB-GYN residency at Midwestern...
2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Emergency Medicine Award October 16, 2017 Kate Hughes, DO, names three important people who helped guide her towards a career in osteopathic medicine. "My mom and two older brothers are DOs, and were definitely role models as I decided that osteopathic principles aligned with how I wanted to practice medicine." So it's no surprise that this year's Outstanding Resident of the Year in Emergency Medicine has become a role model to many.   ...
2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Neurology/Psychiatry Award October 16, 2017 Monica Zaki, DO, exhibits many qualities of an exceptional resident. She is dedicated to her specialty, a leader within her program, and a capable, competent physician. But it's the compassion she shows her patients that sets her apart. Of her approach, she explains, "I want each person that I encounter to feel loved and cared for. I want to do my best, both for the people in my life and for my...
2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in OMM October 16, 2017 Saundra Holseth, DO, first experienced osteopathic manipulative medicine as a patient. A college athlete, she had an injury on the rugby field, and the on-call physician just happened to be a DO. It was this doctor's approach of manipulative and nonsurgical interventions that awakened her interest in osteopathic medicine. She went on to shadow a DO after college, and when she decided to pursue...
2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Internal Medicine October 16, 2017 Daniel Griffin, DO, was first drawn to medicine because it combined his passions for service and education: "It is a field of life-long learning and problem solving, and it provides an opportunity to continuously help others." Indeed, this dedication to educating himself and others has characterized this young physician's already remarkable career.    Dr. Griffin graduated from the William Carey...
2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Orthopedic Surgery Award October 16, 2017 Eric G. Huish Jr., DO, always aspired to be a physician. The son of a DO, he grew up around osteopathic role models. In medical school and residency, he found more mentors who showed him how to keep a level head and conduct research. Thus, he credits mentorship as a key strength of not only his success, but of our profession: "It's so vitally important, and it's truly one of the strengths of our...

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