Rowan Medical Student Wins National Student Doctor Award

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Congratulations are in order for a South Jersey medical student who has gained national recognition for her work in osteopathic medicine.

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) announced that Rowan University student Ashley E. Sam is the winner of the 2018 National Student Doctor of the Year Award.

Sam, a fourth-year medical student at Rowan's School of Osteopathic Medicine, is the first student from the program to receive the honor.

Officials say her dedication to serving fellow students, the community, her profession and her country reflect the values of the school and sets a positive example for medical students everywhere.

“The entire RowanSOM community joins me in congratulating Ashley for her well-deserved selection for this prestigious award,” said Dr. Thomas A. Cavalieri, dean of RowanSOM. “Besides being a phenomenal student, Ashley’s dedication to serve her fellow students, her community, her profession and her country reflect the values of our school and set an example that medical students everywhere can follow.” 

The National Student Doctor of the Year Award is presented each year to one osteopathic medical student who demonstrated superior leadership capabilities, robust research experience, and a strong commitment to community service.


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