Medical Student Elected to National Leadership PositionJune 2, 2021
Trent Griner (DO ‘23) was recently elected as the National Vice Chair of the Student
American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.
As Vice Chair, Griner is responsible for communication between AOASM student chapters,
regional representatives, national student chair and AOASM student/resident/fellow
committee chairpersons. He will also:
- Collect and compile an updated communication list.
- Collect quarterly reports and coordinate submissions
- Coordinate and communicate with regional representatives regarding regional conference
planning and timelines.
- Attend SAOASM webinars throughout the year and attend AOASM Clinical Conference at
end of term.
- Contribute to the monthly Sidelines Report newsletter
To qualify for the position, Griner had to have previously served as an SAOASM Region
Representative, submit a letter of intent and give a 2-3 minute speech at the election
webinar. Griner was then elected by club members. He said the mission of SAOASM is
to foster interest and engagement in primary care sports medicine for osteopathic medical students.
And that aligns perfectly with Griner’s goals. He has been involved in athletics and
medicine since high school and said his osteopathic medical education has been a way to combine his passions in order to help others.
“At 16, I was given the opportunity to work with my high school's medical team doing
sports coverage,” Griner said. “Since then, I have been involved in sports medicine
in some capacity for the last seven years on the high school, collegiate and professional
levels. My two biggest passions are medicine and sports/entertainment, so sports medicine
gives me a way to combine the things I love to do most. I am particularly interested
in primary care sports medicine as it allows me to blend family medicine and sports
Of his future medical career, Griner said, “My ultimate goal is to train in a family
medicine residency program, continue training in a sports medicine fellowship, open
my own practice and work for AEW as a sports medicine physician.”
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