TULSA, Okla. – Fourth-year osteopathic medicine student Trey Thomason of Hinton is the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine 2011 Student Doctor of Osteopathy of the Year. He was selected by his fellow OSU osteopathic medical students and by 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.
Thomason joins recipients from the nation’s osteopathic medical schools in entering 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 American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine annual meeting in April, and at the American Osteopathic Association’s House of Delegates meeting later this year. Thomason also receives a $500 award from the OSU-COM Alumni Association
Thomason is president of the OSU-CHS Class of 2011 and belongs to Student Senate. He is a member of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, American Medical Student Association, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.
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.
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 eight 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 eight clinics, six in Tulsa, one in Enid and one in Muskogee. More information about OSU Center for Health Sciences is available at www.healthsciences.okstate.edu.
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