Smith earns Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree

Jillian L. Smith D.O.

     Jillian L. Smith D.O., of Monticello, has completed the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) of Midwestern University (MWU). Conferring of degrees took place in a virtual graduation ceremony hosted by Midwestern University on Friday, May 22.

     Dr. Smith is the daughter of Monticello residents Kevin and Annette Smith. She graduated as Valedictorian from Monticello High School in 2006, earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Iowa in 2010 and earned an M.S. in Biomedical Sciences with a thesis titled “Visualization of Physiologic Oscillations and the Cranial Rhythmic Impulse using Eulerian Video Magnification" at the College of Health Sciences of Midwestern University in 2015.

     While at MWU, she served as Vice-Speaker and Speaker of the University Student Senate, Treasurer of the Student American Academy of Osteopathy and was an active member of the Student American Osteopathic Association assisting with their annual MWU St. Baldrick's events. She earned COSGP Silver Touch Hour recognition for community service, Gold Humanism Honor Society Recognition, the clinical Family Medicine departmental award and was awarded the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Scholarship at CCOM, a National Pre-Doctoral Fellowship recognized by the American Academy of Osteopathy. As an OMM Scholar, Jillian completed an additional year of clinical education, allowing for additional teaching, research and OMM training months. She has presented her research at several national conferences, most recently the AAO Convocation (March 2020) earning 1st place for her work titled, “Measuring Low Frequency Oscillations in the Microcirculation of the Face: In Search of Novel Mechanisms for the CRI”. 

     After graduation, Dr. Smith plans to complete a residency program in family medicine at AMITA Resurrection, Chicago, Ill.


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