I have proudly attained and re-certified my board certifications in both Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Family Medicine. In the late 80's and early 90's I earned both my B.S. degree in psychology and my D.O. degree from Michigan State University. In the mid-90s, I was fortunate enough to attain my Family Practice residency training from a combined program by MSU-COM (Michigan State University- College of Osteopathic Medicine) and St. John-Oakland Hospital.
Throughout my training I recognized I was called to serve as both a clinician and an educator. Currently, I am fortunate to be an associate professor at the founding college of osteopathy, A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM). As a lifelong learner I completed two teaching fellowships at MSU-COM. Most recently, I completed the year-long academic training program developed by the Costin Institute for Osteopathic Medical Educators.
At ATSU, my position enables me to educate physicians and physicians-in-training at all levels of medical education. My interests in research had inspired me to participate in a research fellowship at ATSU-KCOM in the late 1990s. Currently, I'm participating in several research projects, grants and professional articles at ATSU..
Finally, I've had the opportunity to author and publish a variety of articles on osteopathic philosophy and education. My early experiences in practice, my students and patients inspired me to write a textbook on the 'Normalization of Muscle Pain' and two books for patients: 'Healing & Anti-aging for Your Back & Neck Pain' and 'Your Guided Journey to a Happier Life'. The later two are available through links found at www.samjill.com .
The major goal of this book is to simplify your path to a happier life. Generally, most people feel that, even if they consider themselves happy they could be happier. The activities within provide the reader daily tasks to streamline their journey. An important part of that journey is the journaling experience. By performing the activities described in the book you will change your life!