Tony Sciuva (DO ’24) May 19, 2022
National Chair, Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents
As he prepares to complete his second year of medical school and begin his clinical
education, Tony Sciuva (DO ’24) has taken on a new role: National Chair of the Council
of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP).
COSGP is the official national leadership council of the American Association of Colleges
of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and is the only organization that represents all osteopathic medical students. COSGP is comprised of the student government/council presidents from each of the
nation's osteopathic medical colleges and serves as the liaison between osteopathic
professional organizations and all students.
As the National Chair of COSGP and PCOM South Georgia’s past DO Council President, Sciuva will represent all osteopathic medical students
across the nation. He will oversee and support all COSGP initiatives as well as serve
as the primary liaison to AACOM and have regular meetings with leaders in osteopathic
medicine to help provide insight and guidance from the student perspective and collate
the voice of all students’ opinions.
Sciuva said he’s excited to ensure that osteopathic medical students’ opinions are
heard in healthcare and higher education.
“I will have the opportunity to reach out and voice the opinions of even the youngest
COMs and echo the opinions of the many in order to convey the important messages that
students need national stakeholders to hear,” he said. “With that avenue and opportunity,
it is a very exhilarating and nerve-racking experience, but I am stoked about taking
on the role. Not every action or thing that we say seems large, but when you do them
in conjunction with every osteopathic medical student those many words and actions
have an even more profound impact than we could have ever imagined.”
Sciuva related his service in this position to the principles and philosophies of
osteopathic medicine, saying “As osteopathic medical students, we are instructed to
always keep an open mind and not only understand the patient at surface level, but
also survey the pertinent qualities of patients that may seem intangible to many.
It is with our minds open that we can truly consider others. I hope to bring those
same qualities and characteristics to this position. As students, we are responsible
for what happens next, and I want to make sure that I lean forward in my position
to help move the ball forward in the right direction.”
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About PCOM South Georgia
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) extended its commitment to the
Southeast by establishing PCOM South Georgia, an additional teaching location in Moultrie, Georgia. PCOM South Georgia offers both
a full, four-year medical program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
degree and a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree. PCOM is a private, not-for-profit
institution which trains professionals in the health and behavioral sciences fields.
Joining PCOM Georgia in Suwanee in helping to meet the healthcare needs of the state,
PCOM South Georgia focuses on educating physicians for the South Georgia region. The
medical campus, which welcomed its inaugural class of medical students in August 2019,
has received accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association's Commission
on Osteopathic College Accreditation. For more information, visit pcom.edu/southgeorgia or call 229-668-3110.
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