Fourth-year medical student Brittany Cross, of Edmond, has been selected as the OSU-COM 2017 Student Doctor of the Year. She was chosen for the honor by fellow OSU medical students and faculty members for her leadership, community service and dedication to the osteopathic profession.
“Brittany has proven herself to be a remarkable student and an ideal ambassador for our college and profession,” said OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum, D.O. "Her passion for medicine, professional advocacy efforts on the state and national level as well as her desire to help and teach others will contribute to Brittany becoming an outstanding physician and community leader.”
Cross has been an OSU-COM student ambassador, participated in Operation Orange and served as a Stress Management leader and teaching assistant for first-year OMM courses. She volunteered in Uganda with the Pros for Africa student organization and is a Reading Partner for students at Eugene Field Elementary School.
Cross served as president of the Student Government Association during her second year of medical school. Nationally, she was a delegate to the AOA House of Delegate, chair of the National Resolutions Committee and served as a general council member for the National Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents.
Cross will compete for national Student Doctor of the Year with students from osteopathic medical schools across the country. The Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents, part of the AACOM, sponsors the award.