LUCOM announces 2019 Student DO of the Year, Hannah Thompson
Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) student-doctor Hannah Thompson, Class of 2021, has been named LUCOM’s Student DO of the Year and is eligible to be selected for the national Student DO of the Year Award through the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) under the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).
The selection process includes nominees from every College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) and School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) in the United States.
Thompson is a third-year osteopathic medical student currently on clinical rotations and hopes to pursue an OBGYN or Internal Medicine specialty after graduation.
Throughout 2019, Thompson was involved in the Medical Society of Virginia as a student delegate and student representative, a student member in Omega Beta Iota National Osteopathic Political Advocacy Honors Society, and a participant and representative in AACOM’s Virtual COM Day and DO Day on Capitol Hill. Through LUCOM, Thompson had the opportunity to serve and treat patients at multiple local day-clinics and during two international medical outreach weeks, including this past spring in the Dominican Republic.
“It was a unique opportunity to work alongside Dominican medical students and the local church to provide healthcare to an underserved village community,” she said. “Throughout the week, we were able to serve over 400 patients — allowing mothers to listen to their baby’s heart beats for the first time, providing glasses, prescribing medication and sharing lots of love and hugs — and it made for an incredible week. It was a wonderful reminder of why I pursued healthcare in the first place. I also had the unique opportunity of speaking to a group of high school students in a local Dominican high school about medical school in the United States. Their enthusiasm and desire to pursue medicine was incredibly inspiring.”
Read more on the LUCOM website.