Monson Re-elected to the American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees
Jan 1, 2012 1:00 AM(CHICAGO)— Carol L. Monson, DO, MS, an osteopathic family physician from East Lansing, Mich., was re-elected to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees during the AOA’s Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates in Chicago.
“For nearly a decade, it has been my privilege to represent the needs of my fellow osteopathic physicians at a national level,” says Dr. Monson, who has served on the AOA Board of Trustees since 2003. “I look forward to continue advocating for the future of the osteopathic medical profession.”
Dr. Monson has served the AOA as chair of JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Task Force; the Department of Research, Quality and Public Health; the Bureau of Membership and the Committee on Professional Publications. She also served as vice chair of the Bureau of Ethics.
A fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, Dr. Monson is currently the acting chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) in East Lansing.
She is past president of the Michigan Osteopathic Association, the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the Michigan Council on Graduate Medical Education and the Ingham County Osteopathic Association.
After earning her osteopathic medical degree from MSUCOM, Dr. Monson completed her postdoctoral medical training from what is now the Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing, Mich.
About the House of Delegates
The AOA’s House of Delegates, comprised of more than 500 delegates representing osteopathic state medical associations, specialty societies, interns, residents and students from throughout the country, meets annually in July to set organizational policies and elect new officers.
About the American Osteopathic Association
The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) proudly represents its professional family of more than 100,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students; promotes public health; encourages scientific research; serves as the primary certifying body for DOs; is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools; and has federal authority to accredit hospitals and other health care facilities. More information on DOs/osteopathic medicine can be found at www.osteopathic.org.