COLLEGE SERVICE AWARDS


The ACOS is thrilled to recognize the following 2021- 2022 ACOS College Service Award recipients:


 2021-2022 ACOS  Outstanding Service Award - Committee Member:   ANNIKA C. STOREY, D.O., FACOS   
 2021-2022 ACOS Outstanding Service Award - Lecturer:  JOEL E. ABBOTT, D.O., FACOS  
 2021-2022 ACOS Outstanding Service Award - Mentor:  JANET M. KRETTEK, D.O., FACOS  
 2021-2022 ACOS Outstanding Service Award - Recruiter:     KELLY M. VAN FOSSEN, D.O., FACOS  


Annika C. Storey, D.O., FACOS
General Surgery
2021-2022 ACOS Outstanding Service Award - Committee Member

Dr. Storey is a general surgeon, specializing in trauma surgery. She serves on both the General Surgery In-depth Review Committee and the Continuing Education Committee. Over the years Dr. Storey has consistently shown her commitment to the the ACOS and the continual enhancement of both the General Surgery In-depth Review and the Annual Clinical Assembly. The 2020 General Surgery IDR was the first event in 2020 that converted to an online/digital format. Dr. Storey was instrumental in reaching out to and following up with speakers. The 2020 IDR yielded the highest number of registrants to date, for this important board preparation seminar. We thank and recognize Dr. Storey for her Herculean efforts in delivering another top-notch IDR for our residents and experienced members!



Joel E. Abbott, D.O., FACOS 
Urological Surgery
2021-2022 ACOS Outstanding Service Award - Lecturer

Dr. Joel Abbott is a board-certified urologist specialized in endourology and minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotics, laparoscopy and advanced kidney stone care. When the AUA conference was canceled last year, Dr. Abbott kicked into high gear and worked tirelessly behind the scenes to deliver multiple lectures for the 2020 Urological Surgery Mid Year Meeting. And based on reviews from that meeting, Dr. Abbott is recognized as a "rock star" speaker for his constant and consistent delivery of outstanding lectures!  Attendees noted in their reviews that Dr. Abbott kept the lectures interesting and engaging by incorporating videos into his presentation. "Very comprehensive." "Great [urological surgery] review! Thank you." "Very informative lecture." and "Joel is a wonderful and knowledgeable speaker. I love that he is providing his experience and pearls to the AUA guidelines and enhancing our learning. Please have him come back next year!" These are just a few of the comments we received on Dr. Abbott's evaluations following the 2020 Urological Surgery Mid Year Meeting. If you are studying and/or practicing urological surgery, a Dr. Abbott lecture is a can't miss session!


Janet M. Krettek, D.O., FACOS
General Surgery

2021-2022 ACOS Outstanding Service Award - Mentor

Dr. Krettek has been active as a mentor in the College since 2017. She participated in the ACOS Medical Student Section (ACOS-MSS, formerly SOSA) speed mentoring program in 2017 and has participated in the ACOS Mentor Match program since 2019, each year taking on multiple mentees. To encourage, support and guide future osteopathic surgeons, having a mentor who has been on this path is critical. We recognize Dr. Krettek for being that mentor.


Kelly M. Van Fossen, D.O., FACOS
General Surgery

2020-2021 ACOS Outstanding Service Award - Recruiter

The ACOS exists as an organization because of its members. For 94 years the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons has organized to provide a home base for the osteopathic surgeon. Member recruitment is essential to secure that the ACOS continues as a vital organization today, tomorrow and well into the future. We thank and recognize Dr. Van Fossen for recruiting the highest number of members to the College in 2020. Dr. Van Fossen is also a consistent and valuable member of the ACOS Awards Committee. We thank and honor Dr. Van Fossen for her successful recruitment efforts on behalf of ACOS!


ABOUT THE ACOS COLLEGE SERVICE AWARDS

The ACOS Membership Committee established the College Service Awards in 2018 to recognize ACOS members who provide outstanding and distinguished service to the College through committee membership, lecturing, mentoring, and recruitment activities. 2019 is the first year the College Service Awards will be awarded. Award recipients will be recognized throughout the year, culminating with a thank you and acknowledgement at the Annual Clinical Assembly. 

The description, criteria and responsible department for each award are as follows:

Committee Member

Description – award presented to an outstanding ACOS member for their contribution to ACOS committee activities and objectives.

Criteria

  1. Participation/attendance score of 75% or higher on the committee(s) served;
  2. Contribution to committee activities and tasks;
  3. Past committee participation/attendance score history.
  4. Additional points given if nominated from an ACOS member/Chair.

Responsible Department –Staff liaisons to ACOS committees.

Lecturer

Description – award presented to an outstanding ACOS member for their contribution to ACOS educational programming (virtual and in-person) through lecturing.

Criteria

  1. Number of lectures given in the eligibility period;
  2. Average score received on speaker evaluations;
  3. Satisfactory submission of all speaker data requirements.
  4. Additional points given if nominated from an ACOS member/Chair.

Responsible Department – Education & Meetings Department.

Mentor

Description – award presented to an outstanding ACOS member for their mentoring activities.

Criteria

  1. Participation in the Mentor Match program;
  2. Participation at the SOSA speed mentoring program;
  3. Average score received from mentees on evaluation forms.
  4. Additional points given if nominated from an ACOS member/Chair.

Responsible Department – Membership Department / SOSA

Recruiter

Description – award presented to an outstanding ACOS member for their efforts in recruiting new members into the College.

Criteria

  1. Highest number of member recruitments in the eligibility period;
  2. Past recruitment history;
  3. Membership application must include the recruiter’s name as being the recruiter/sponsor.
  4. Additional points given if nominated from an ACOS member/Chair.

Responsible Department – Membership Department