The Student Association of the ACOFP continues to partner with the Resident Council on personal interviews. We are excited about the insights and perspectives our residents provide students in planning for residency and engaging in volunteer opportunities within ACOFP.

This month, students interviewed Jaclyn Sylvain, DO, to learn more about her residency program and how she started with the Student Association of the ACOFP.

Meet Jaclyn Sylvain, DO

Jaclyn Sylvain, DO, PGY-1
Munson Medical Center
Traverse City, Michigan


Why did you choose this residency program?

I was interested in finding a program that was strong in rural, full-spectrum family medicine with an emphasis on inpatient medicine, in addition to holding an osteopathic recognition designation. As someone interested in working as a hospitalist, I was very drawn to the high volume of patients in our inpatient service and Munson’s open intensive care unit, where we are able to take care of sick patients without consulting intensivists.

Were you involved with ACOFP as a student?

I was fortunate enough to chair the Student Association of the ACOFP Resolutions Committee and to serve as the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) chapter president and as the ACOFP Student Governor during medical school. These experiences further enhanced my passion for health policy and collaborate work with fellow osteopathic family medicine physicians.

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