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Chamberlain Selected OSU Student D.O. of the Year

TULSA, Okla. — Chad Chamberlain, a fourth-year medical student at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, has been selected Student D.O. of the Year by fellow medical students and faculty members.

The Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents, a part of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and the official national representative voting voice for osteopathic medical students, sponsors the award. The award recognizes the overall achievements of outstanding student doctors from osteopathic schools and emphasizes service rather than academic performance. It honors a medical student who has displayed commitment to school, community and the osteopathic profession. The recipients from the nation’s osteopathic medical schools enter a National Student D.O. of the Year process. The National Student D.O. of the Year award winner receives a monetary award, recognition at the AACOM annual meeting in April, and at the American Osteopathic Association’s House of Delegates meeting in July.

Chamberlain is president of the medical school graduating class of 2009. Nominations cited his leadership in focusing attention on the need for funding for the OSU Medical Center and its associated graduate medical education program, for his leadership as class president, and for being a true representation of what a medical student and future physician should be.

 “It is an honor being selected by my peers and faculty to represent an institution that I believe in and care so much about,” Chamberlain said. 

Chamberlain is a 1992 graduate of Broken Arrow High School and a graduate of Northeastern State University. He began medical school as a non-traditional student after working in information technology at Williams Energy for nine years.  He begins an ophthalmology residency at OSU Medical Center in July.

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Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa offers programs in osteopathic medicine, biomedical sciences and forensic sciences. Since its beginnings more than 30 years ago, OSU-CHS has grown to offer nine graduate degrees. On-campus programs, distance learning and OSU partnerships train osteopathic physicians, research scientists and health care professionals with an emphasis on serving rural and under-served Oklahoma. OSU operates six clinics, five in Tulsa and one in Enid. More information about OSU Center for Health Sciences is available at www.healthsciences.okstate.edu.

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