2022–23 ACOFP Board of Governors Nomination Information

Governor | Resident Governor | Student Governor


Governor

Application Checklist

For your application to be considered by the ACOFP Nominating Committee, the following items must be submitted by September 1, 2021:

  • Current CV
  • Letter of support from an ACOFP state affiliate society that demonstrates the nominee has provided state leadership
  • 1–2 page personal letter of interest

Expectations

  • Maintain and strengthen the vision of ACOFP
  • Define—with Governor colleagues—the mission of ACOFP and participate in strategic planning 
  • Annually contribute to osteopathic philanthropy 
  • Publicly support and promote ACOFP’s Constitution, Bylaws and policies
  • Conduct yourself with the highest level of integrity 
  • Adhere to ACOFP conflict of interest policy 
  • Be an enthusiastic booster and a positive advocate for ACOFP
  • Be competent in your actions and decisions for ACOFP
  • Respond to phone calls/emails, serve on committees and be prepared for these Board meetings:
    • A one-day meeting in January or February
    • A five-day meeting during the ACOFP Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars
    • A three-day summer meeting in June or July
    • A three-day meeting during the fall AOA/ACOFP OMED Convention
  • Engage in regular dialogue with fellow ACOFP Board members

Desired Qualifications

The Nominating Committee will give preferential consideration to candidates who hold the following qualifications:

  • Is a Distinguished Fellow or Fellow of ACOFP
  • Is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP)
  • Possesses experience as a national committee chair or committee member, during which time the nominee demonstrated leadership, integrity and the ability to lead a project or program
  • Makes a commitment of time to attend at least four Board meetings annually and to engage in regular communication on Board matters
  • Is not currently serving on the AOA Board of Trustees

Timeline

  • September 1, 2021: application deadline
  • October 23, 2021: face-to-face interview with the Nominating Committee during OMED in Phoenix, Arizona, for top candidates

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Resident GOVERNOR

Application Checklist

For your application to be considered by the ACOFP Nominating Committee, the following items must be submitted by September 1, 2021:

  • Current CV
  • Letter of recommendation from your program director
  • 1–2 page personal letter of interest

Expectations

  • 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.
  • Engage in regular dialogue with fellow ACOFP Board members.
  • Participate, as schedules permit, as an ACOFP advocate in visits to medical schools, during which the discussion will focus on the selection of residency programs.
  • Adhere to the Board of Governors Code of Responsibility.
  • Travel, at the expense of ACOFP, to participate in four official Board meetings:
    • A one-day meeting in January or February
    • A five-day meeting during the March ACOFP Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars
    • A three-day summer meeting in June or July
    • A three-day meeting during the fall AOA/ACOFP OMED Convention

Desired Qualifications

The Nominating Committee will give preferential consideration to candidates who hold the following qualifications:

  • Is a second-year resident in good standing at an AOA-approved family medicine residency or at an ACGME-approved family medicine residency with osteopathic recognition at the time of consideration by the Nominating Committee
  • Has been an ACOFP resident member for at least one year
  • Has demonstrated leadership, personal integrity and past performance in leading professional, philanthropic and/or public service projects
  • Makes a commitment of time to attend at least four Board meetings annually and to engage in regular communication on Board matters
  • Articulates a vision for the enhancement of resident member services and benefits and interacts with active members of ACOFP
  • Recruits student and resident members and works to retain new and existing members during postdoctoral training and when entering practice
  • Is not currently serving on the AOA Board of Trustees
  • Has not previously served as the ACOFP Student Governor

Timeline

  • September 1, 2021: application deadline
  • Late September or Early October: Zoom interview with the Nominating Committee

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Student GOVERNOR

Application Checklist

For your application to be considered by the ACOFP Nominating Committee, the following items must be submitted by September 1, 2021:

  • Current CV
  • 1–2 page personal letter of interest
  • Letters of recommendation from your:
    • Dean
    • Family Medicine Department Chair
    • ACOFP Student Chapter Faculty Advisor

Expectations

  • 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.
  • Engage in regular dialogue with fellow ACOFP Board members.
  • Serve as the Board liaison to the National Student Executive Board.
  • Adhere to the Board of Governors Code of Responsibility.
  • Travel, at the expense of ACOFP, to participate in four official Board meetings:
    • A one-day meeting in January or February
    • A five-day meeting during the March ACOFP Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars
    • A three-day summer meeting in June or July
    • A three-day meeting during the fall AOA/ACOFP OMED Convention

Desired Qualifications

The Nominating Committee will give preferential consideration to candidates who hold the following qualifications:

  • Is a second or third-year student in good academic standing at a college of osteopathic medicine at the time of consideration by the Nominating 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 past performance in leading professional, philanthropic and/or public service projects
  • Makes a commitment of time to attend Board meetings and to engage in regular communication on Board matters
  • Articulates a vision for the enhancement of student services and benefits and interacts with the active members of ACOFP
  • Recruits student and resident members, and works to retain members during postdoctoral training and when entering practice
  • Commits to select an AOA- or ACGME-accredited family medicine residency
  • Is not currently serving on the AOA Board of Trustees

Timeline

  • September 1, 2021: application deadline
  • Late September or Early October: Zoom interview with the Nominating Committee

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