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SPARTANS WILL EARN MSUCOM GRAD RECOGNITION Melissa M. Martinez, DO named MOA’s 2017 Outstanding Graduating Senior
he Michigan Osteopathic Association’s (MOA) Outstanding Gradutating Senior Award is the prestigious award presented to a graduating senior of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM). At the House of Delegates meeting during Spring Convention, the winner receives a monetary award and commemorative plaque. This year’s winner was announced at the MSUCOM commencement ceremony as Melissa M. Martinez, DO. This award recognizes a graduate who best demonstrates academic excellence, professional involvement, public service and student leadership during their medical school career.
Peer Mentor Program, Peru Medical Service Elective, AOF Student Leadership Project in Detroit, Metro Detroit Youth Day, Future Docs Program, Michigan Medical Education Day Conference Panelist, Gleaners Food Bank volunteer and was the Berkley High School Women’s Rugby Assistant Coach.
MELISSA M. MARTINEZ, DO, MOA 2017 OUTSTANDING GRADUATING SENIOR
Martinez earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Oakland University and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her personal and professional behavior during the Preclerkship Program has been exemplary. In addition to her commitment as a student, Martinez is a member of MOA, involved in the
“Melissa’s critical thinking, professionalism, kindness, diplomacy and dedication to community made her an incredible asset not just to our campus, but to the College as a whole,” recalls Associate Dean Gary Willyerd, DO, FACOEP-D, FAODME. “I have no doubt that she will make a tremendous contribution to the osteopathic profession.”
The Michigan Osteopathic Association would also like to recognize all of the nominees, portraying a bright future for the profession. All of their impressive accomplishments are the reason for such an award, and the MOA applauds their hard work and dedication. The 2017 Outstanding Graduating Senior Award Nominees are Laura Bridges, Kevin Leikert and Drew Parkhurst.
“The MOA is proud to recognize Dr. Martinez for her educational achievements, leadership and for promoting the legacy and tradition of osteopathic medicine.” Bruce Wolf, DO, MOA President
TRIAD 2017 | ISSUE 2: SPRING CONVENTION
Published on May 9, 2017
The Michigan Osteopathic Association Pre-Convention TRIAD includes details about the 118th Annual Spring Scientific Convention to be held at...