The COSGP Student Services Committee coordinates selection of the Student DO of the Year (SDOY) at each college of osteopathic medicine as well as a national winner. The national SDOY winner receives a $1000 scholarship and recognition of the COSGP. The winners of SDOY from each osteopathic medical school are announced in April and will be recognized at both the AACOM Annual Meeting, in April, and the AOA House of Delegates in July, respectively.
Another program, started in 2004, the Translating Osteopathic Understanding into Community Health (TOUCH) program encourages and recognizes Osteopathic medical students who participate in community service. All students who participate in at least 50 hours over the course of a school year receive an official TOUCH pin.
In addition, each year in conjunction with the AOA Convention, COSGP sponsors a Student Seminar. Past seminar speakers include Senator Joe Heck, DO, from the Nevada State Senate, who spoke about "Leadership and Political Activity as a Physician," and Jay Kirkham, OMS II from AZCOM, and a former lobbyist on Capitol Hill, who spoke about the 2008 Presidential Election regarding each candidate's views on healthcare.
Finally, in memory of the passengers aboard Flight 5966, the COSGP encourages events to be held on all campuses and throughout communities in order to honor all those who exemplify compassion and humanism, and those who inspire others to do the same during the Day of Compassion in October annually.
In 2011, the Student Government Council passed a resolution through the AOA House of Delegates to increase awareness about depression amongst medical students, as their heavy workloads and high stress levels contribute to higher rates of depression than the general population. The resolution aims to help medical students connect with resources for preventing and treating depression. Also in 2011, the Student Government Council passed a resolution through the AOA House of Delegates to commit to establishing and supporting tobacco-free osteopathic medical college campuses.
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