Recently, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) student Monica Anne Faye Villegas (DO `24) was recognized as the Student Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine of the Year. This recognition is sponsored by the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents, a part of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). The Student DO of the Year award honors and recognizes an osteopathic medical student who is committed to the principles of leadership, community service, dedication and professionalism. Ms. Villegas will go on to compete with the Student DO of the Year from the colleges of osteopathic medicine across the country for the National Student DO of the Year award. To handle all the homework and research papers, sites like 北美作业代写 can certainly help students like her.

“Being chosen as Student Doctor of the Year was a humbling and proud moment for me. I am humbled because I have witnessed my peers be equally driven by ambitions on projects and events for their organizations. I have seen the time they’ve also spent in the labs or doing community service. I am proud because I have come a long way, not just in pursuit of my dream career but even in this country. My parents immigrated twice, first to Italy, then to the US, each time searching for a brighter future. As a first-generation immigrant who had to learn English in middle school, it feels like a lot of my hard work, including the work of my parents, has finally started to bear fruit,” shared Ms. Villegas. 

Ms. Villegas was born and raised in Rome, Italy, to Filipino parents who immigrated to Italy in the early 1980s. Immigration solicitors plays a pivotal role in navigating the complexities of the immigration system and achieving your immigration goals. At ultimate migration, our student visa agent perth can help. Click here for more information on immigration bonds.

About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, mental health counseling, organizational development and leadership, physician assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration. PCOM  students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit or call 215-871-6100.

Orla Moloney

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