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AOCD Residency Leadership Award
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The James Bernard, D.O.,  FAOCD,  AOCD Residency Leadership Award is a leadership grant sponsored by the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD).  The award is intended to encourage and enable the recipient to organize and foster the ideals of the AOCD. The award offers a third year osteopathic resident physician  a future position in one of the AOCD committees.

Eligible committee options:

  • CME Committee
  • Internet Committee
  • In-Training Examination Committee
  • Journal and Editorial/Public Relations Committee.


Applications will be entertained from AOCD program directors to nominate 3rd year osteopathic dermatology residents.

Nomination Criteria

  • Integrity: Maintains the highest personal standards of honesty, fairness, consistency, and trust.
  • Respect: Displays a professional persona and is open-minded and courteous to others.
  • Empowerment: Provides knowledge, skills, authority and encouragement to fellow physicians and staff.
  • Initiative: Takes prompt action to avoid or resolve problems and conflict.

Nominees must be a Member in good standing of the AOCD and the AOA.

Deadline For Submission

Applications will be accepted beginning March 1 and must be received by July 1 to be eligible for consideration of award.

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Applications will be reviewed by the Awards Committee. The Awards Committee will forward its recommendations to the AOCD National Office. The AOCD National Office notifies the applicants of the Committee's action by certified letter. The grant will begin during the Annual Meeting of that year and end at the Annual Meeting of the subsequent year. All correspondence concerning the program and/or awarded grants should be directed to the AOCD Committee on Awards.

Previous Winners

Susun Bellew, D.O.Gwyn Frambach, D.O.
Peter Morrell, D.O.Albert Rivera, D.O.
Angela Bookout, D.O.Jonathan Cleaver, D.O.
David Kasper, D.O.Michelle Legacy, D.O.
Peter Saitta, D.O.John Stoner, D.O.
Alyn Hatter, D.O.
Ellecia Cook, D.O.  
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