ANAMS Student Doctor receives OEFOM Scholarship

October 26, 2022

The OEFOM was founded in August of 1967 and chartered by the State of Oklahoma as a 501 c(3) nonprofit, charitable organization. Because of the need for additional physicians in the state, especially those in primary care, members of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association provided wholehearted support of the Foundation by first granting the Foundation a substantial loan, then by individually pledging contributions of $1,000 or more plus voluntary quarterly gifts. Lay persons soon joined the effort and the OEFOM has continued to grow. OEFOM is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of DOs and lay persons of varied experiences.” OEFOM awarded Ashton Glover Gatewood, MPH, OMS-III, with a scholarship at the AMA meeting in Hawaii (pictured below).

Please extend my sincerest gratitude to the OEFOM Board for their financial support of my attendance at the AMA Interim Meeting to represent the Association of Native American Medical Students and the OSU-COM in the Medical Student Section. I know that I will learn so much beyond the classroom and my future career will benefit from this experience in healthcare policy,” said Gatewood.