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The Student Association of the ACOFP consists of chapters from all of the colleges of osteopathic medicine. SAACOFP membership is open to all osteopathic medical students and offers a variety of benefits while providing opportunities to build a professional network and enhance leadership skills.

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Part 1 - Considerations When Navigating Residency Application
Dr. Saroj Misra focuses on the challenges that osteopathic students will face as programs move to Single Accreditation, including a scan of the current and future environments for OMS’, strategies for choosing a residency program (based on your needs) and how to navigate one or both matches (for as long as they exist).


Part 2 - The Added Value of Osteopathic Recognition Training
Why match to a residency featuring osteopathic recognition training? Current family medicine residents, program directors and practicing physicians explain why osteopathic recognition training and OPP are important to them, including the added clinical value for patients and long-term career advantages for family physicians.


This month’s Chapter Shout Out goes to Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine! PCOM has maintained an active presence both on campus and off campus through various recurring events and service projects.

One of the most notable of these being their “Cases and Coffee” meetings with their SAACOFP Chapter Advisor, Dr. Peter Bidey. Each month, they have held these meetings with students to discuss various topics such as how to read EKGs and how to interpret spironolactone-induced hyperkalemia. In addition, this month the chapter hosted a panel of fourth year medical students who recently matched into family medicine residencies as well as residency directors from both rural and urban practices.

The PCOM chapter collaborated with Primary Care Progress to provide free pediatric physicals to Boy Scout troops across the Philadelphia area and organized about 25 student and 5 faculty volunteers for the event! The chapter has also been working with PCOM’s Family Medicine and Psychology Departments to provide an integrated health support team for high-risk patients to achieve their health goals through weekly phone call check-ins, motivational interviewing, and empathy.

Great work, PCOM!

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OMT Video Procedures

SAACOFP members have access to a variety of benefits, including OMT Video Procedures Online, which allows you to view step-by step demonstrations of 122 OMT procedures on your computer, augmenting what you learn in lectures and labs.  Sort by anatomic area, type of OMT or chapter in the ACOFP's textbook Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine.

Member Benefits

OMT Videos
Recorded Webcasts
Preceptor Directory

Leadership Opportunities

Get involved with your local chapter, by serving on a committee, running for the ACOFP National Student Executive Board or applying for the ACOFP Student Governor position.