AACOM's Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) is proud to announce the winner of its 2018 National Student DO of the Year (SDOY): Ashley E. Sam, fourth-year osteopathic medical student at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM).
The National SDOY award is presented each year to one osteopathic medical student who demonstrates superior leadership capabilities, robust research experience, and a strong commitment to community service.
Ms. Sam served as RowanSOM’s Student Council President, most notably advocating for student well-being through her efforts on the Mental Health Awareness Project. She has elevated osteopathic student voices as a delegate to the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, and discussed the practice and future of osteopathic medicine at the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) House of Delegates. She currently serves as the National 1st Vice Chair of AACOM’s COSGP. In addition to her contributions to osteopathic medicine, Ms. Sam also serves as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
It is through her commitment to leadership and service, as well as her exemplary accomplishments, that Ms. Sam embodies the tenets of osteopathic medicine and the spirit of this national award.