Missouri Medical Student Named AOF Student Director Board Member

Jan 22, 2020
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Comfort Orebayo, second-year medical student, speaks at KCU's White Coating Ceremony.

The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) recently announced the election of Comfort A. Orebayo, OMSII, as a student director representing the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine's (AACOM) Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP). She is serving a two-year term as of January 1, 2020.

Student doctor Orebayo is currently attending the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Kansas City University's Farber-McIntire campus in Joplin, Mo. Prior to enrolling into an osteopathic medical school, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Arts in Biomedical Science from Midwestern University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology & Pre-Medicine from Winona State University.
student doctor Comfort Orebayo
In addition to serving as Executive President of KCU’s COSGP association, student doctor Orebayo is involved with numerous professional organizations including: the National Medical Association (NMA); American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP);American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI); Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas; and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Orebayo also serves on the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

“Ms. Orebayo’s enthusiasm is truly contagious! Time and again, she has demonstrated her energy, passion and commitment to the osteopathic profession. We couldn’t be more delighted to welcome her to the Board,” said Rita Forden, CEO of the AOF.

When notified of her appointment, Orebayo shared, “As a student, I have seen how the AOF’s merit-based scholarships and awards positively impact students, physicians, patients and beyond. AOF scholarships have inspired osteopathic students and physicians to go further by recognizing their hard work and encouraging them to expand their horizon. AOF’s mission . . . to promote osteopathic excellence and enhance patient-centered care . . . mirrors my own personal goal as an aspiring osteopathic physician.”

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