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No one gets by on his or her own - especially during osteopathic medical school and residency - which is why the Auxiliary to the ACOFP was formed. Spouses and significant others of osteopathic physicians have joined together with a mission to support those just starting out in family medicine. To date, about 3,200 men and women are actively participating in the Auxiliary by raising money through dues, drawings, sponsorships and direct donations.
The mission of the Auxiliary to the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians is to promote and support public health and educational activities in national and community health endeavors.
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AACOFP SPONSORS PROUDLY SUPPORT:
- The mission and vision of the ACOFP
- Osteopathic family physicians and their families
- Osteopathic medical students with family medicine interests
- Osteopathic family medicine residents and their families
YOUR AACOFP SPONSORSHIP WILL FUND:
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- ACOFP Marie Wiseman Memorial Student Award
- Emerging Osteopathic Leader Awards
- Osteopathic Family Medicine Student Awards
- Student Leadership Development
- Resident & Student Emergency Reserve Fund
- Resident Spouse Stipends
ACOFP & AACOFP STUDENT AWARDS
THE MARIE WISEMAN OUTSTANDING OSTEOPATHIC STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award, in memory of Marie Wiseman, recognizes an osteopathic medical student who demonstrates strong philanthropic and community service. This annual award provides one osteopathic medical student with $5,000 to help defray medical school and/or personal expenses, and affirms the recipient's activities and outstanding community service within the osteopathic family medical association. A joint effort between the ACOFP and the Auxiliary to the ACOFP Awards Committee reviews applications and selects the recipient of the award. The award winner will be announced at the ACOFP Annual Convention in March 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The recipient will receive up to two nights hotel stay in a standard room and one round trip, coach airfare.
EMERGING OSTEOPATHIC STUDENT LEADER AWARDS
The ACOFP and Auxiliary to the ACOFP annually awards $2,500 to qualified emerging student leaders in osteopathic family medicine and the ACOFP. These awards are intended to assist the students in defraying their medical school and/or personal expenses and to affirm the recipients’ interest in association leadership.
OSTEOPATHIC FAMILY MEDICINE STUDENT AWARDS
The ACOFP and Auxiliary to the ACOFP annually awards $1,000 awards to qualified medical students who have indicated an interest in family medicine and the ACOFP. These awards are intended to assist the students in defraying their medical school and/or personal expenses.
Completed award applications are due by November 15, 2018.
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AUXILIARY OPPORTUNITY DRAWING
The ACOFP Auxiliary will hold its annual fundraising event during ACOFP '19. Show your support by sponsoring the Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts and you will receive extra tickets for the drawing. All sponsors making a donation by February 1, 2019 will have their names and sponsorship level recognized during the convention. Make your sponsorship commitment on the registration form. All ACOFP members and their families attending the Annual Convention are invited, encouraging members to meet new friends in the osteopathic profession.
FUTURE LEADERS CONFERENCE SUPPORT
The Auxiliary annually provides support to the ACOFP Future Leaders Conference, which is designed to teach selected new physicians in practice and family medicine residents who are interested in achieving a greater awareness of their leadership style so they can make a greater impact in the profession and in ACOFP. Conference Information >>
RESIDENT SPOUSE STIPEND
The Auxiliary to the ACOFP offers the spouses and/or significant others of residents who are taking the certification board exam the opportunity to win a $300 stipend. Residents must be currently enrolled in an AOA-approved Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency, registered to take the certification board exam, and registered to attend the ACOFP Convention & Scientific Seminars. Letters with an entry form are sent to all registered residents in January. Spouses must return a completed entry form and winners are randomly chosen and notified. The stipends are distributed to the lucky winning spouses at an Auxiliary meeting during the ACOFP spring convention.
FUND RAISING SUPPORT
The Auxiliary advocates for the American Osteopathic Association (AAOA) by supporting their fundraising events and Student Associate Auxiliary programs.
STUDENT PROGRAMMING AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Auxiliary support enables more students to attend the ACOFP Annual Convention. Students benefit from leadership development programs and say the Annual Convention is important in their decision to be active ACOFP members.
EMERGENCY RESERVE FUND FOR RESIDENTS AND STUDENTS
The Emergency Reserve Fund has been created to aid with relocation expenses for residents and students who are displaced by closing residency programs.
For more information on the Auxiliary to the ACOFP, contact email email@example.com or call847.952.5100 or view the AACOFP Bylaws.