AOF Award Announcements

2018 AOF Golden Ticket Scholarship Winner & Finalists October 8, 2018 The AOF Golden Ticket Scholarship Program recognizes exceptional osteopathic medical students while addressing the burden student loans place on coming generations of physicians. The five students recognized as finalists have demonstrated financial need and yet are in the top 25% of their class, have unmatched dedication to the osteopathic profession, and are committed volunteers in their local...
2018 AOF W. Douglas Ward, PhD Educator of the Year Award October 8, 2018 The AOF W. Douglas Ward, PhD, Educator of the Year Award honors osteopathic teachers who display unwavering dedication to the tenets of osteopathic medicine and a true passion for passing those tenets on to future generations of DOs.  The 2018 award is being presented to an educator, through and through: J. Michael Wieting, DO. Watch the award video here. Currently the Senior Associate Dean at...
2018 James M. Lally, DO, Emerging Leader Award October 8, 2018 The James M. Lally, DO, Emerging Leader Award recognizes DOs in practice less than five years whose accomplishments and actions have inspired and motivated others to improve the osteopathic profession and public health. This year, AOF is honored to name Ryan Michael Smith, DO, as the 2018 award recipient. Watch the award video here.  Of winning, Dr. Smith says, “I am entering into a cohort of...
2018 Minority Scholarship Winners Announced October 8, 2018 The American Osteopathic Foundation’s William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship recognizes minority medical students who are proven leaders in addressing minorities' educational, societal, and health needs. In 2018, AOF recognized two such students.    Kaylette Jenkins, OMS IV Student Doctor Jenkins was first exposed to osteopathic medicine through a geriatrician DO who was treating her...
2018 AOF Physician of the Year Award October 8, 2018 The Physician of the Year Award, one of the Foundation’s highest honors, annually recognizes a DO who has achieved greatness through integrity, service and community involvement; who serves as a role model for his/her peers; and who consistently strives to improve patient and public health. The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) is honored to name Brian Loveless, DO, as the 2018 Physician of...
2018 AOF/AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award October 8, 2018 The American Osteopathic Foundation’s AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award honors an osteopathic medical student who is committed to the principles of osteopathic medicine and who has made great strides toward becoming one of our top student leaders.  This year, the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF), in partnership with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), is delighted to...

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