Third-year NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM) student Carisa Champion-Lippmann was recently selected from a competitive group of applicants to receive the NSU College of Osteopathic medicine Student D.O. of the Year Award from her peers, joining an exceptional group of previous winners who have become leaders in the medical field.
Excerpts from her recommendation letter illustrate why Champion-Lippmann was selected for this prestigious honor. “Carisa marshaled our school’s efforts to always place the student first and ensure that each student feels empowered to become a true agent of change. Through her unflagging efforts with the Pan Student Government Association, our multiple clubs and organizations on campus, and the American Osteopathic Association, Carisa has proven herself time and time again to carry the traits of a genuine leader and stands in the eyes of many of her colleagues as the archetype of professionalism.
“She has shown amazing compassion to the underserved, attaining well over 600 hours of community service. Read On, Big Sisters, and the American Osteopathic Foundation Human Touch Project are just a few of the dozens of programs fortunate to have her helping hand. Carisa also finds time to organize and lead entire medical mission trips and supply drives for disaster relief and the needy. Her many contributions and pioneering spirit represent and embody our core values of academic excellence, integrity, innovation, opportunity, and community.”
As this year’s NSU-COM selectee, Champion-Lippmann is automatically entered into the national Student D.O. of the Year Award competition, which is presented annually by the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP)—a council of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. This esteemed award acknowledges students’ commitment to their school, community, and the osteopathic profession.