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Gary L. Slick, DO, MA, Honored with NBOME Santucci Award

December 17, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA. The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care professions, today announced Gary L. Slick, DO, MA, as the recipient of their 2019 Santucci Award. Thomas F. Santucci, Jr., DO, was the NBOME’s President and Chair of the Board from 1985 to 1987, at a pivotal time of change for the organization. The Santucci Award is the NBOME’s highest honor, awarded only to an individual who has distinguished him or herself by their sustained outstanding contributions to the mission of the NBOME, protecting the public via competency assessment. Since 1978, Dr. Slick, has served in numerous roles at the NBOME, including as Chair of the Board of Directors from 2015-2017.

“I’m truly humbled to have been chosen by my peers to receive The Santucci Award,” said Gary L. Slick, DO, MA. “I want to thank all of my fellow board members at the NBOME for this distinction. Everything the NBOME has accomplished has been a team effort, and I look forward to what’s to come in the future.”

Dr. Slick currently serves as the designated institutional official of the graduate medical education residency and fellowship programs under sponsorship of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS), the chief academic officer of the Osteopathic Medical Education Consortium of Oklahoma, professor of medicine at the OSU-CHS, and member of the board of directors of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

A nephrologist, Dr. Slick has served the NBOME in numerous volunteer capacities over four decades, including as an item writer, test construction committee member, and final exam reviewer in physiology and internal medicine for COMLEX-USA examinations. He has served as committee chair of numerous NBOME Board and testing committees, including as the inaugural Chair of the COMAT internal medicine examination, tests now used in clerkship evaluation at almost every college of osteopathic medicine nationwide. Dr. Slick has been a member of the NBOME Board of Directors since 2005 and was installed as Board Chair in 2015.

“We are so pleased to recognize Dr. Slick with the NBOME’s highest honor,” said NBOME President & CEO, John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd. “Dr. Slick has made immeasurable contributions to the NBOME and the osteopathic medical profession since the 1970s, and how fitting that he should be a 2019 Santucci Award Winner in our 85th Anniversary year.”

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