Seven OU-HCOM students elected to national leadership positions
From left to right, Eric Questel, OMS II, Carrie Gray
Dunham, OMS III, Matthew Adkins, OMS III, Emilie Prot, OMS III.
(ATHENS, Ohio—May 13, 2013) Seven Ohio University Heritage College
of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) students have been elected to
leadership positions within national professional organizations.
“These students’ achievements are a testament to their commitment to
excellence both inside and outside the classroom, and I am
tremendously proud of each of them,” said Executive Dean Kenneth
Johnson, D.O. “Being elected to these positions is a great personal
achievement. I look forward to working with them now and in the
future as we all do our part to move our profession forward.”
Simon Fraser, OMS II, the 2012-2013 president of OU-HCOM’s Student
Government Association, was elected as national parliamentarian at
last month’s Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP)
meeting in Baltimore.
“Simon is the first SGA president in the six years I’ve been here to
be elected to the COSGP board,” said Holly Jacobs, associate
director of student affairs at OU-HCOM.
Fraser’s duties as national parliamentarian include presiding over
each COSGP meeting and facilitating discussion. “But most
importantly, I am also chair of the legislative committee within
COSGP and work closely with the legislative relations department of
the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine,”
“Having someone from OU-HCOM on any national position is a
tremendous tribute to our school and the quality of students we are
attracting here. It allows our voice to be heard along with
continued national recognition and exposure,” Fraser added. “It is
amazing to see how involved our students are outside of academics. I
am always proud being a student here at OU-HCOM, and this just
reiterates how special this place really is.”
Student appointments to key positions with national organizations
for the upcoming year include:
Kaitlin Fries, OMS II, secretary, American College of Osteopathic
Emergency Physicians (ACOEP).
Bret Nolan, OMS II, student board of trustee member, American
College of Osteopathic Pediatricians’ (ACOP), two-year term.
Matthew Adkins, OMS III, chair, American Medical Student
Association’s (AMSA) Community and Environmental Health Action
Carrie Gray Dunham, OMS III, national exchange officer,
International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations.
Emilie Prot, OMS III, education coordinator, AMSA’s Global Health
Eric Questel, OMS II, LGBT programming coordinator, AMSA’s Gender
and Sexuality Action Committee.