BALTIMORE – Emilie Pinto, class of 2019, joined her fellow student government officers from medical schools across the country in Baltimore, Maryland, for the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s annual conference – one of four annual national meetings for osteopathic medical student leaders – and was selected by her peers to serve as the 2017 Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents National Secretary.
Student Doctor Pinto has served Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine’s Student Government Association as president during the 2016-17 academic year.
A Clemson University graduate, she is no stranger to leadership. She served as vice-president of community service for Kappa Delta sorority and founded the Circle K of Kiwanis International chapter at Clemson. When she arrived at Campbell, it was natural for her to work diligently to improve Campbell Medicine’s SGA and to increase the school’s notoriety among medical schools nationally.
“The Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents represents the voice of the 29,000 osteopathic medical students around the country,” said Pinto. “It was an incredible honor to represent Campbell Medicine as a member of the general council. COSGP empowered me to be an empathetic leader, a stronger advocate for CUSOM students, and a more resilient human being. With my personal mission statement being ’empower yourself to empower others,’ it was natural for me to feel called to use my strengths to empower the next council as the current council empowered me.
As COSGP secretary, Student Doctor Pinto will chair the Student Services Committee, record the minutes and maintain the official meeting records for the COSGP and the Executive Board, distribute meeting records to all COSGP members, and facilitate timely communication.
“My goals as Secretary include enhancing communication through improved resources, fostering camaraderie during meetings themselves, and increasing the prestige of the Student DO of the Year award by building on the video project that the previous secretary, Anya Pacleb, and working to increase funding for the scholarship,” said Pinto.
“Emilie and her fellow student leaders have worked hard over the past year,” said Jennifer Parrish, director of student affairs at Campbell Medicine. “We applaud her continued service and congratulate her on being selected for this position. She is a dedicated and effective leader, and we know COSGP will benefit from her skills and heart for service.”