COSGP National Research Representative
My name is Samantha Gottlieb and I am an OMS-IV at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY (NYITCOM) and your COSGP National Research Representative for the upcoming year. I graduated from the University of Maryland in 2014 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a minor in Sustainability Studies. After graduation, I moved back to NY to work as the Assistant Director of Campus Life at Long Island University Post. Over the past four years, I had the privilege of holding the positions of First Year Class Vice President, Student Government Association (SGA) 2nd Vice President – Administrative, SGA Parliamentarian and SGA President. In these roles, I was also able to serve as a COSGP general council member from 2017-2019.
In 2018, I participated in NYITCOM's Academic Medicine Scholarship Program – a prestigious and competitive scholarship program which prepares students for a career in academic medicine through research, teaching, and clinical activities. The program took place during one calendar year in the middle of my third-year of medical school and will culminate in a Master of Science in Neuromusculoskeletal Sciences in conjunction with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine upon graduation in May 2020. As a “Scholar,” I was able to utilize an extra year at NYITCOM to develop my skills as a future academic physician as well as a student leader.
As your National Research Representative, I hope to use the knowledge I have gained over the past four years, through my cumulative experiences, to enhance the contribution of the osteopathic profession to the wealth of medical knowledge. Through grassroots efforts on each of our osteopathic medical school campuses, I hope to increase access to projects and grants, national student collaboration and research development opportunities and programs, to create a new generation of physician scientists who will contribute to advancements in medicine, enhancing the treatment and care of our patients.
I currently reside in Manhattan and am hoping to match into an anesthesiology residency program in March of 2020.