OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL STUDENT AWARDS

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See the ACOFP blog post on the 2020 Student Award Winners: Celebrating Student Excellence

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. 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 58th Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars in March 2021.

EMERGING OSTEOPATHIC STUDENT LEADER AWARDS
These $2,500 awards recognize qualified emerging osteopathic student leaders in 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
These $1,000 awards are given 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.




NAMEY/BURNETT PREVENTIVE MEDICINE WRITING AWARDS 

2021 Awards Deadline is December 15, 2020.

These awards choose the best preventive medicine blog posts submitted by osteopathic medical students, interns and residents. Nominations are solicited from residencies, colleges of osteopathic medicine and the general membership. 

ACOFP has changed the format of the Namey/Burnett Writing Award to a blog post. This new format will have more relaxed requirements, be easier to submit, and provide writers and their papers more exposure to the osteopathic medical community through ACOFP's website and social media. View full details about the competition. The deadline to submit a blog for the 2021 competition is December 15, 2020.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All blog post submissions should be at least 1,000 words and no more than 2,500 words; typed in a 12-point font. The Health & Wellness Committee welcomes submissions in the following categories. Submissions can include up to 25 references and four tables, figures or images; along with four to six keywords.

Submit 2021 Blog Post 

Reviews
Manuscripts of this type are detailed, critical surveys of published research relevant to clinical problems. 

Narrative Reviews
These should include a clear objective and a description of the data selection and exclusion process. Such reviews should also provide a description of the condition being reviewed, a summary of common problems in diagnosis and treatment, and a discussion of new theories in the medical literature for improving patient care.

Evidence-Based Clinical Reviews
These reviews address the tenets and principles of osteopathic medicine. Manuscripts should be based on solid research evidence and formatted to provide concise, helpful information that can be immediately implemented into clinical practice. Authors are encouraged to create their own tables and figures instead of using previously published material. 

Letters to the Editor
These submissions will be comments related either to articles published in the OFP or to the mission of the osteopathic medical profession.  The competition judges will be particularly interested in letters that discuss recently published original research.

Submit 2021 Blog Post

2020 Winners

First Place
For Diabetics, Exercise is Medicine 
by Eric Yuschak, DO PGY-2; Stacy Chase, DO; Furqan Haq, MD

Second Place
Cervical Cancer: Being Proactive with Preventative Pap Smears

by Maura Fox, OMS-III

Third Place
What's New in Iron Supplementation: Your Patient's Gut May Thank You
by Anna Augustin, DO PGY-2