Thomas Wickham, osteopathic medical student at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM), has been elected to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Board of Directors. He is the first osteopathic medical student to be elected to the NRMP Board, and will be able to give an osteopathic medical student perspective to the NRMP during the critical time of transition to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education.
Mr. Wickham is a member of AACOM’s Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP), President of the Student Government Association at the University of New England, and served as Vice President of the University's chapter of the American Medical Student Association. Mr. Wickham is also a member of the Maine Osteopathic Association Board of Directors and has served in laboratories at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He has presented at the American Federation of Medical Research and has been published in Stroke and the Journal of Investigative Medicine.
"Student directors are essential members of our Board," said NRMP Board Chair Susan Guralnick, MD. "Ms. Hanna and Mr. Wickham were selected from a large group of qualified and accomplished nominees, and we look forward to their contributions to the Board. We are especially delighted that our partnership with the osteopathic community continues to grow with the election of Mr. Wickham as the first osteopathic student to hold a director position."
Read the UNE COM announcement and the NRMP press release for more information.