Auxiliary to the ACOFP
Awards | Scholarships | Future Leaders | Resident Spouse Drawing




SUPPORT THE AUXILIARY

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, convention sponsorships, and direct donations. 

The mission of the Auxiliary to the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians is to promote, support public health and educational activities in national and community health endeavors.


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SPONSORSHIP CAMPAIGN
The Auxiliary to the ACOFP is grateful for the support of our families, friends, and colleagues. Last year, the Auxiliary raised about $25,000 for osteopathic resident and new physician leadership training, osteopathic student educational programs at the ACOFP Annual Convention and osteopathic student scholarships and awards. This year, we are hoping to raise $50,000 for these programs. In order to reach our goal, we need your help.  Please support our annual sponsorship campaign by selecting the appropriate level on the sponsorship form. Any sponsorship level you select will be greatly appreciated.

The deadline to be recognized on the ACOFP website and at the 2017 Annual Convention and Scientific Seminars was February 3, 2017. 
 However, the Auxiliary will continue to accept 2017 sponsorship forms throughout Convention.

STUDENT AWARD

OUTSTANDING OSTEOPATHIC STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Outstanding Osteopathic Student of the Year Award was created in Memory of Marie Wiseman to provide an opportunity to recognize an osteopathic medical student who demonstrates excellence, leadership, and community service in family medicine. 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 leadership within the association. The award winner will be announced at the ACOFP Annual Convention in Kissimmee, Florida in March 2017 and the recipient will also receive up to two nights room and tax hotel stay in a standard room and one roundtrip, coach airfare.

We are no longer accepting award applications. 2018 applications will be available in August 2017.

2017 STUDENT OF THE YEAR In Memory of Marie Wiseman

                                    
                                     Ryan Paulus
 

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Auxiliary support provides assistance for qualified osteopathic medical students who are active members of the school’s ACOFP student chapter and intend to enter an AOA approved family medicine residency program.

EMERGING OSTEOPATHIC STUDENT LEADER SCHOLARSHIPS 

The Auxiliary to the ACOFP annually awards $2,500 scholarships to qualified emerging osteopathic student leaders in family medicine and the ACOFP. The scholarships 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 SCHOLARSHIPS
The Auxiliary of the ACOFP annually awards $1,000 scholarships to qualified medical students who have indicated an interest in family medicine and the ACOFP. The scholarships are intended to assist the students in defraying their medical school and/or personal expenses. 

We are no longer accepting scholarship applications. 2018 applications will be available in August 2017.

2017 EMERGING OSTEOPATHIC LEADER SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

                                                        
                           Andrew Crow                  Xiawei Zhong        

 
 
 
 
 

2017 OSTEOPATHIC FAMILY MEDICINE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS  

                                                 
 Bradley Brown             Mackenzie Denton             Samantha Flanagan          


                                                    
Rachael Hume
                 Megan Kauffman              Mallory Krueger                    


                                                     
Amanda Kuhlman              Rachel Larrabee
              Mitchell Ornelas                         

                                                 
  Jonathan Wu                       Urvi Patel                         Chelsea Willis               

 
  Sherrita Polk               Ekaterina Shapiro                Aarisha Shrestha    


  

TaReva Warrick-Stone
         Jamie Wilkinson 
        Tahlia Wolfgang   


  

Amy Park                      Brenda Pecotte de Gonzalez 

                   

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. 

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RESIDENT SPOUSE OPPORTUNITY DRAWING

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.

For more information on the Auxiliary to the ACOFP, please contact Marsha Henriksen at 847.952.5119  or view the AACOFP Bylaws.

 

FAMILY EVENT

The Auxiliary to the ACOFP hosts an event which is open to all conference attendees and their families.

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AUXILIARY OFFICERS


Suse Cohen
President

Mimi Lindenbaum
President-Elect

Deidre Froelich
Vice President

Tyler Lewis
Treasurer

Pat Anderson
Immediate Past-President

Tina Rodriquez
Secretary

Pat Molnar
Parliamentarian

Brian Kessler, DO, FACOFP
Board Liaison


2017 AUXILIARY SPONSORS


Dr. Kerry S. Agnello
Dr. Robert N. Agnello
Dr. and  Mrs. Larry W. Anderson
Drs. Nicole & Brian Bixler
Dr. and Mrs. Greg D. Cohen
Dr. Michael K. Cooper
Drs. Robert & Valarie DeLuca
Dr. and Mrs. Kevin V. de Regnier
Drs. Gautam & Komal Desai
Florida Society ACOFP
Dr. and Mrs. Joel M. Feder
Dr. and Mrs. Daniel V. Freeland
Dr. and Mrs. James Froelich
Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. George
Dr. Jeffrey S. Grove
Dr. Hilary S. Haack
Dr. Carol L. Henwood
Drs. Brian and Ioanna Kessler
Drs. Duane and Tammie Koehler
Mrs. Gloria Krejsa - In Memory of Dr. Richard Krejsa
Dr. and Mrs. James M. Lally
Dr. and Mrs. Jeffry A. Lindenbaum
Dr. and Mrs. Paul A. Martin
Drs. Brian and Jessica Masser
Dr. Darren L. Mikesell
Dr. Terri A. Nickel
Dr. and Mrs. David J. Park
Dr. and Mrs. Martin Porcelli
Dr. and Mrs. George T. Sawabini
Peter and Donna Schmelzer
Dr. and Mrs. Dana C. Shaffer
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Swetech
Texas ACOFP

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Molnar
Drs. Ronna and Doug New
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce R. Williams
Dr. Rodney M. Wiseman