VCOM has gifted me with numerous diverse opportunities. I have been given the opportunity to be educated by remarkable professors, learn beside compassionate and selfless classmates, and grow in a community committed to supporting one another. I feel beyond honored to receive Student Doctor of the Year, and I can confidently say I wouldn't have found my footing in medicine without my VCOM community. I will continue to go forward each day with the aspiration of becoming a well-rounded physician committed to providing the best care for my future patient.
Sarah has held the following leadership positions within VCOM: Student Government Association (SGA) Vice President as a first-year, SGA President as a second-year, interim Class President for the Class of 2023, VCOM Alumni Ambassador, Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) Wellness Committee and COSGP National Global Health representative.
Lowen, as the COSGP regional director, planned the inaugural Mental Empowerment Directive. Her team trusted her with the honor to plan National Suicide Prevention Week. “My goal for that week was to illuminate a conversation of hope, possibilities, and support for the entire osteopathic community. Sometimes all a person may need is a flicker of light to prevent them from feeling isolated in darkness,” said Lowen.
“People are that light. Community is the fire; the joining of single sparks to ignite change. It is an honor to be joining this profession of physicians. I am thankful to dedicate my life to help maintain and prosper the life of my patients and my community. Being an exceptional physician means investing yourself in your community and going above and beyond what expectations are placed on you to truly care for and about your patients,” said Sarah Lowen.