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Deadline extended to nominate mentors for the AOA’s 2016 Mentor of the Year award by Aug. 8.

Mentors often wear many hats, including those of teacher, cheerleader and role model, when working with the future leaders of the osteopathic medical profession. The AOA seeks to recognize these efforts by accepting nominations for its 2016 Mentor of the Year award. The deadline has been extended to Monday, Aug. 8.

Started in 2004, the Mentor of the Year award recognizes the importance of mentorship in osteopathic medicine. The award recognizes DOs who have gone above and beyond in promoting osteopathic philosophy, principles and practices with osteopathic medical students, interns, residents and new DOs.

Nominations for the 2016 award will be accepted through Aug. 8. The winner will receive the award during OMED 2016. All nominees must be AOA members in good standing.

Many past nominations have shone a spotlight on sincere and heartfelt stories about personal guidance, and they have highlighted DOs who have forged personal relationships with their mentees while instilling a lifelong love of learning and care.

Last year’s winner, Katherine Kropf, DO, was nominated by her students at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Athens along with other DOs who cited her incredible compassion and interest in their careers and personal well-being.

Learn more about the program and nominate a member through the online form.

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