OOA Resident Trustee

Apply now for be the OOA's 2021-2022 Resident Trustee!

If you were given the opportunity to chart the course for the future of osteopathic medicine in Oklahoma, what would your map look like? How would you protect osteopathic principles? Where would you make changes to stay ahead and relevant in the ever-evolving health care industry? 

If these questions piqued your interest and started the wheels turning in your mind, then apply for the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's Resident Trustee position today. You won't be given the keys to the osteopathic kingdom just yet, but you will have a seat at the table to represent the thoughts and opinions of next generation of osteopathic physicians. 

Over the course of your one-year term, you will learn, experience and participate in how the Association fights for the practice rights of all Oklahoma osteopathic physicians and protects your patients. This position is an incredible opportunity to get involved in advocacy work on behalf of your osteopathic profession. 

The Resident Trustee is a non-voting member of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association’s Board of Trustees. This individual will be the representative for residents, fellows and interns in the state of Oklahoma. Your term as Resident Trustee would be from April 2021 to April 2022. Residents who apply must not graduate before Summer 2021.

Below are the required activities of the OOA Resident Trustee:

  • Attend the 121st Annual Convention – April 29 – May 2, 2021 – Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel (registration is free; if safely able to host in-person)
  • Attend 2021 Presidential Dinner during Convention – 6-9 p.m., May 1, 2021 – Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel (if safely able to host in-person)
  • Attend all OOA Board of Trustees meetings – generally held on the first Thursday of each month (excluding May, July and November as there are no meetings)
  • Participate in OOA’s legislative advocacy work including the Bureau on Legislation meetings. Attendance to these bureau meetings can be done via Zoom.
  • Serve on the Bureau on Residents and any other bureaus assigned to by the OOA President by attending all meetings and providing input (Generally all bureaus meet on Thursdays prior to the Trustees meeting at the OOA Central Office. Bureau on Residents and New Physicians will additionally meet in the evenings monthly via Zoom.).
  • Speak to resident groups if available and share what the OOA is doing with your peers.
  • Attend 2022 Presidential Dinner during Convention – April 30, 2022 – Location TBA
  • Attend the 122nd Annual Convention – April 28 – May 1, 2022 – Location TBA (registration is free)

Click here to download the Resident Trustee application. One letter of recommendation must accompany your application. Please return completed applications to Mykayla Caplinger at [email protected] by midnight on Monday, January 4, 2021.

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