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Meeting Recaps

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP)

The Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP), under the leadership of by Chair Sally Mathew, New York Institute of Technology-College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYIT-COM) met for its annual Winter Business Meeting on January 17-20, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The meeting was hosted by the Nova Southeastern University-College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM). At the meeting, council members discussed, in general, the proposed unified graduate medical education accreditation system, resolutions on the representation for students at COSGP meetings, and several internal council issues. On the last day of the meeting, the council hosted the "Heroes for Health" 5k/Health Fair service event to benefit Project HOPE, a program that works to make health care available for people around the globe. The event drew nearly 300 participants.

Immediately after each meeting, the COSGP Executive Board conducts a quarterly electronic survey to solicit COSGP member feedback on the Board’s choices for speakers, activities, etc., for self-reflection, and for improvement of the next meeting.

The next COSGP meeting will be held April 25 at the Joint AACOM & AODME 2013 Annual Meeting.

Council of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CSFAA)

The Council of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CSFAA), led by Chairperson Kimberly Brown, PhD, Director of Finance, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University, convened an in-person meeting on January 16 at the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 2013 Professional Development Conference for Health Professions Financial Aid Administrators in Phoenix, Arizona. The CSFAA approved minutes from its October meeting and discussed the recently launched 2013 AACOM-sponsored interactive financial aid training modules for graduating osteopathic medical students. Paul S. Garrard, MBA, Founder and President, PGPresents, LLC, who serves as the featured presenter in the online training modules, joined the planning session via conference call.  Other agenda topics included outreach to various AACOM councils regarding student financial aid issues of interest and possible areas of collaboration; the roles and responsibilities of CSFAA members and its leadership; maximizing CSFAA’s involvement in AACOM’s advocacy efforts; and opportunities for engagement in future Council leadership.

The next CSFAA meeting will be held via conference call on Monday, March 11, at 3:00 pm EST.

Upcoming Meetings

March 11

3:00 – 4:00 pm                        
CSFAA Quarterly Meeting

Meetings to be held at the Joint AACOM & AODME 2013 Annual Meeting

April 25

11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) Executive Board Meeting

12:30 – 2:00 pm
AACOM Board of Deans (BOD) and Council Leadership Luncheon

2:15 – 6:15 pm
Council of Development and Alumni Relations Professionals (DEV-ALUM) Meeting

Council of Osteopathic Medical Student Services Officers (COMSSO) Meeting

Council of Researchers (COR) (Meeting Not Confirmed)

Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (SOME) Meeting

Council for Information and Technology (CIT) Meeting

April 26

7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) Meeting

9:45 am – 12:30 pm
Marketing and Communications Advisory Council (MAC) Meeting

9:45 am – 5:00 pm
Council of Osteopathic Medical Admissions Officers (COMAO) Meeting

April 27

8:00 am – 3:00 pm
AACOM Board of Deans (BOD) Meeting

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) Meeting

9:00 – 10:00
Core Competency Liaison Group Meeting

9:00 – 10:30
International Collaborative (IC) Meeting

April 28

8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) Meeting

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February 2013
Vol. 7, No. 2