The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Spring Commencement festivities included the Class of 2023 Graduation Gala, held on May 17, 2023, at Boise Center East. Graduates, faculty, staff and guests gathered in person to celebrate.
Eleven institutional awards were bestowed, along with 19 class awards. The award recipients are listed below.
President’s Award: Heidi Dreher
The President’s Award recognizes a graduate who has made significant contributions to their community through service and humanitarianism. The award recognizes their commitment to service, outstanding character, and leadership throughout medical school.
Dean’s Award: Theodore Olenick
The Dean’s Award recognizes a graduate who has demonstrated excellence in academics and leadership.
Research Award: Savannah Whitfield
The Research Award recognizes a graduate who has demonstrated a commitment to research throughout medical school.
Valedictorian Award: Trey Everett Tosetti
The Valedictorian Award recognizes the graduate with the highest grade point average among the class.
Osteopathic Distinction Award: Kira Allison
The Osteopathic Distinction Award recognizes a graduate with a demonstrated interest in osteopathic principles and practice.
Clinical Excellence Award: Diana Green
The Clinical Excellence Award recognizes a graduate’s outstanding clinical prowess manifested in clinical skills, medical knowledge, and exemplary bedside manner.
Donna Jones Moritsugu Memorial Award: Tommy Gibbons
The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) with the Advocates for the American Osteopathic Association (AAOA) grants this award to a spouse of a graduating osteopathic medical student who best exemplify the type of selfless, immeasurable support that is crucial to their partner’s success.
Outstanding Faculty Award: Dr. Nicole Moses
The Outstanding Faculty Award recognizes a faculty member who has made a positive impact and demonstrated a dedication to student success and teaching.
Outstanding Staff Award: Caitlyn Frakes
The Outstanding Staff Award recognizes a staff member who has made an impact on student success and/or ICOM’s success over the last four years.
Clinical Faculty Award: Dr. Rodney Bates
The Clinical Faculty Award recognizes a clinical faculty member who has demonstrated a dedication to quality teaching, enthusiasm for students, and a continuing effort to improve the knowledge and experience of each medical student.
Biomedical Faculty Award: Dr. Geri Deevska
The Biomedical Faculty Award recognizes a biomedical faculty member who has demonstrated a dedication to quality teaching, enthusiasm for students, and a continuing effort to improve the knowledge and experience of each medical student.