About the Award
The Student DO of the Year (SDOY) award honors and recognizes an osteopathic medical student who is committed to the principles of leadership, community service, dedication, and professionalism. Each school hosts their own individual selection process to choose a student who has made outstanding contributions to the osteopathic profession. Each school than sends their nomination to the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents National Selection Committee.
The National Committee consists of representatives from the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA), the Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (SOME), the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), the Council of Interns and Residents (CIR), the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP), and the previous Student DO of the Year winner.
The Student DO of the Year must be a full time student at a college/school of osteopathic medicine and cannot be a previous school nominee for Student DO of the Year.