Osteopathic Medical Student Awards

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The 2025 awards application cycle for students is closed. Applications will reopen late summer.

MARIE WISEMAN OUTSTANDING OSTEOPATHIC STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award 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. Review the qualifications and requirements below.

Qualifications include:

  • Must be an ACOFP student member in the academic year of OMS II, OMS III, or OMS IV.
  • Must be a member of the ACOFP student chapter and national ACOFP.
  • Should have previously held a leadership position in the national ACOFP, student chapter, or a philanthropic organization.
  • Attendance at least one state or national ACOFP convention, either virtual or in-person.

Application Requirements include:

  • Completed online application.
  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • At least one letter of recommendation.
  • A 2-minute video outlining your goals and aspirations in connection to your osteopathic philosophy, showcasing why you are a qualified candidate and should be considered for the award. Include details about an activity or event that positively impacted your community or school. Provide either: (1) Your level of participation and leadership in that activity, along with plans to apply that experience to future patient care, OR (2) Your involvement with a local, national, or international philanthropic organization.
  • A 300-word essay detailing your participation in a local, national, or international philanthropic organization, activity, or event that had a positive impact on the community.


EMERGING OSTEOPATHIC STUDENT LEADER AWARDS

These $2,500 awards recognizes up to three qualified emerging osteopathic student leaders in family medicine and 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. Review the qualifications and requirements below.

Qualifications include:

  • Must be an ACOFP student member in the academic year of OMS II, OMS III, or OMS IV.
  • Must be a member of the ACOFP student chapter and national ACOFP.
  • Should have previously held a leadership position in the national ACOFP, student chapter, or a philanthropic organization.
  • Attendance at least one state or national ACOFP convention, either virtual or in-person.

Application Requirements include:

  • Completed online application.
  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • At least one letter of recommendation.
  • A 2-minute video outlining your goals and aspirations in connection to your osteopathic philosophy, showcasing why you are a qualified candidate and should be considered for the award. Include details about an activity or event that positively impacted your community or school. Provide either: (1) Your level of participation and leadership in that activity, along with plans to apply that experience to future patient care, OR (2) Your involvement with a local, national, or international philanthropic organization.
  • A 300-word essay describing your current or planned leadership with the profession.


NAMEY/BURNETT PREVENTIVE MEDICINE WRITING AWARDS

Sponsored by the ACOFP Foundation, with winners selected by the ACOFP Health & Wellness Committee, the Namey/Burnett Preventive Medicine Writing Award recognizes the best preventive medicine blog posts submitted by osteopathic family medicine students and residentsLearn more about the guidelines and criteria.