ACOFP Board of Governors Nomination Information

Governor | Resident Governor | Student Governor

2025–26 Governor (3 YEAR TERM)

Application Checklist will be available June 2024.

2025–26 Resident GOVERNOR (1 year term)

Application Checklist

  • Current CV
  • High-resolution headshot
  • Two letters of support from either your family medicine program director or the department of family medicine at a college of osteopathic medicine or  another faculty member/physician that has knowledge of your leadership capability.
  • Answer the following interview questions (2 in written format in 500 words or less and 1 in a video recorded response).
    • Essay 1: Tell us about yourself and why you are applying. How will you commit the needed time to be an active and engaged leader?
    • Essay 2: Detail how you will support ACOFP’s mission and vision should you be elected to the position for which you are applying?
  • Video Recorded Response: Describe an experience that illustrates your commitment/experience to DEI.

Expectations

  • Is an ACOFP member in good standing.
  • Serve as the communication link between the osteopathic family medicine residents and ACOFP leadership. To accomplish this, the Resident Governor will need to interact with both residents and ACOFP leadership, representing the position of each population to the other with the vitality of the entire association as the primary outcome.
  • Help ACOFP achieve its strategic goals, with particular emphasis on the goals related to increasing the number of osteopathic students selecting osteopathic family practice residency programs and the goal of increasing the retention of residents as ACOFP members upon their residency completion.
  • Publicly support and promote ACOFP’s Constitution, Bylaws and policies.
  • Be a supporter and positive advocate for ACOFP.
  • Be competent in your actions and decisions for ACOFP.
  • Engage in regular dialogue with fellow ACOFP Board members.
  • Articulate a vision for the enhancement of student services and benefits and interacts with the active members of ACOFP.
  • Serve as Board liaison to the Resident Council.
  • Conduct yourself with the highest level of integrity. 
  • Adhere to ACOFP conflict of interest policy and the Board of Governors Code of Responsibility.
  • Respond to phone calls/emails, serve on committees and be prepared for and attend these Board meetings (at ACOFP's expense):
    • A one-day meeting in February (virtual)
    • A six-day meeting during the March/April ACOFP Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars
    • A three-day summer meeting in June
    • A three-day meeting during the fall AOA/ACOFP OMED Convention

Evaluation Criteria

The Leadership Development Committee will give preference to candidates who:

  • Is a second-year resident in good standing at an ACGME-approved family medicine residency at the time of consideration by the Leadership Development Committee
  • Has been an ACOFP resident member for at least one year
  • Has demonstrated leadership, personal integrity and experience in leading professional, philanthropic and/or public service projects
  • Demonstrates Osteopathic Commitment
  • Exhibits strong communications/interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates relevant strategic and problem-solving skills
  • Has a commitment to DEI and experience with DEI initiatives
  • Has preferably not served as the ACOFP Student Governor
  • Is not currently serving on the AOA or AAFP Board

Timeline

Applications will be available June 2024.

2025–26 Student GOVERNOR (1 year term)

Application Checklist

  • Current CV
  • High-resolution headshot
  • Two letters of support from either the dean of your college of osteopathic medicine, the family medicine department chair, your ACOFP student chapter faculty advisor or a faculty member/physician you have shadowed/rotated that can attest to your leadership capability.
  • Answer the following interview questions (2 in written format in 500 words or less and 1 in a video recorded response).
    • Essay 1: Tell us about yourself and why you are applying. How will you commit the needed time to be an active and engaged leader?
    • Essay 2: Detail how you will support ACOFP’s mission and vision should you be elected to the position for which you are applying?
  • Video Recorded Response: Describe an experience that illustrates your commitment/experience to DEI.

Expectations

  • Is an ACOFP member in good standing.
  • Serve as the communication link between the osteopathic medical students and ACOFP leadership. To accomplish this expectation, the Student Governor will need to interact with both medical students and ACOFP leadership, representing the position of each population to the other, with the vitality of the entire association as the primary outcome.
  • Help ACOFP achieve its strategic goals, with particular emphasis on the goals related to the increase in the number of osteopathic family medicine students selecting osteopathic residency programs and the goal of increasing the retention of students as ACOFP members.
  • Publicly support and promote ACOFP’s Constitution, Bylaws and policies.
  • Be a supporter and positive advocate for ACOFP.Be competent in your actions and decisions for ACOFP.
  • Engage in regular dialogue with fellow ACOFP Board members.
  • Articulate a vision for the enhancement of student services and benefits and interacts with the active members of ACOFP.
  • Serve as the Board liaison to the National Student Executive Board.
  • Conduct yourself with the highest level of integrity. 
  • Adhere to ACOFP conflict of interest policy and the Board of Governors Code of Responsibility.
  • Respond to phone calls/emails, serve on committees and be prepared for and attend these Board meetings (at ACOFP's expense):
        • A one-day meeting in February (virtual)
        • A six-day meeting during the March/April ACOFP Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars
        • A three-day summer meeting in June
        • A three-day meeting during the fall AOA/ACOFP OMED Convention

      Evaluation Criteria

      The Leadership Development Committee will give preference to candidates who:

      • Is a second or third-year student in good academic standing at a college of osteopathic medicine at the time of consideration by the Leadership Development Committee
      • Has been a member of their student chapter of the ACOFP for at least one full academic year
      • Demonstrates experience in the Student Association of the ACOFP as a student chapter officer or National Student Executive Board officer
      • Has demonstrated leadership, personal integrity and experience in leading professional, philanthropic and/or public service projects
      • Demonstrates Osteopathic Commitment
      • Exhibits strong communications/interpersonal skills
      • Demonstrates relevant strategic and problem-solving skills
      • Has a commitment to DEI and experience with DEI initiatives
      • Commits to select ACGME-accredited family medicine residency
      • Is not currently serving on the AOA or AAFP Board

      Timeline

      Applications will be available June 2024.