Jaclyn Sylvain, OMS III

Student Governor

Jaclyn E. Sylvain, OMS-III received her Honors in Afro-American and African Studies degree from the University of Michigan in 2014 and will graduate from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) in 2020. 

Ms. Sylvain was the 2017-2018 MSUCOM SAACOFP Chapter President, Chair of the National SAACOFP Resolutions Committee and a recipient of the 2018 Emerging Osteopathic Leader Award. She has been actively involved in her state society as the 2017-2018 Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP) Student Director, served as on the 2017 and 2018 ACOFP Congress of Delegates as the Michigan Student Delegate, and currently serves on the MAOFP Education and Membership Committees. She was elected as Student Governor on the ACOFP Board of Governors in March 2018.

Ms. Sylvain believes compassion and empathy are very closely tied to social justice and plans to use this educational background in her work as an osteopathic family physician. When she was not protesting for racial justice and increased African American enrollment at the University of Michigan, she volunteered as a Peer Educator for the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, where she facilitated workshops on sexual assault, intimate partner violence and bystander intervention to incoming freshman.           


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Afro-American and African Studies - University of Michigan
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine - Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) in 2020 


  • Emerging Osteopathic Leader Award - ACOFP
  • Undergraduate Wangari Maathai, PhD Essay Competition Winner
  • Department of Afro-American and African Studies Thesis Award