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VCOM Focus Award Winners for 2016-2017

Segment 1 Winners - "Together We Stand"

Helping Hands Standing Tall Together We Stand

First Place

Eden Haile, Class of 2019

Photo Title: “Helping Hands”

Description: Overcoming different life obstacles with unity, love and respect for one another. We stand, as one and are always willing to give a helping hand when we can.

Second Place

Travis Dichoso, Class of 2017

Photo Title: “Standing Tall”

Description: The Teton Mountains have stood together for over 9 million years in Wyoming. They represent the strength, unity, and heights that we can reach when we stand together as osteopathic physicians through our medical training and beyond.

Third Place

Del Bolin, MD, PhD

Photo Title: "Together We Stand"

Description: During the past Mission trip in Veron, Dominican Republic, I was struck by how overwhelming the task could be.  One Doctor could not do all that was needed.  But, add willing students, interpreters, a tremendous ground staff and good organization from VCOM and its partners, and much was done!  The teamwork allowed many in need to be lifted up, and symbolically, when we all move together, we stand taller for each other and for those we would serve.

 

Segment 2 Winners - "Purpose and Vision"

Family Matters Cresting the Horizon Grand Prismatic Visions

First Place

Eden Haile, Class of 2019

Photo Title: “Family Matters”

Description: When you are surrounded by your loved ones, they can help you find your purpose and show you the brighter side of things.

Second Place

Leo Druker, Class of 2020

Photo Title: “Cresting the Horizon”

Description: Even in spite of many obstacles that might stand in our way and temporarily obscure our view, we should never lose sight of our greater vision.

Third Place

Travis Dichoso, Class of 2017

Photo Title: "Grand Prismatic Visions"

Description: With the intensity of heat reaching 160 degrees Fahrenheit in the Grand Prismatic Pool in Yellowstone National Park, extremophiles produce this beautiful vision of vibrant colors. As osteopathic physicians, the vision of serving a diverse and vibrant patient population gives purpose to our work, even in the most extreme treatment settings.