Get Involved With ACOFP

The Student Association of the ACOFP consists of chapters from all colleges of osteopathic medicine (COM). All osteopathic medical students can enjoy complimentary membership, which offers a variety of benefits while providing opportunities to build a professional network and enhance leadership skills.

JOIN: Free Student Membership

Discover how to get involved at your COM by contacting your ACOFP chapter.

Featured Opportunity

If you did not have a chance to join your fellow students during ACOFP Annual Conventions, view the programs on-demand! Topics include:

  • Financial Planning
  • Difficult Conversations with Patients
  • Healthcare Policies and Family Medicine
  • Intro to Research Opportunities and the Next Steps 
  • And more

Traditional Leadership

Participating in the ACOFP Congress of Delegates as a medical student is an incredible venture into the world of organized medicine and policymaking. Regardless of what your future practice looks like, public policy is always going to influence patient outcomes and how we practice medicine. Even as a student, attending the Congress gives you an opportunity to use your voice to affect positive change and meet peers and physician leaders in advocacy from across the country.

—Fariya Fatima, ACOFP student member


Getting involved with a national student committee is an opportunity for any student to form professional and personal relationships, sharpen their leadership skills and support the mission of the Student Association of the ACOFP.

The National Student Committee application cycle is open and will close in June 2023. Apply to serve a one-year term on the Education, Membership Recruitment, Public Relations, or Resolutions Committees of the Student Association of the ACOFP. 


Education Committee 

The mission and objectives of the Education Committee are to engage students and promote advancing education by further exploring topics pertaining to osteopathic family medicine, researching areas that are of interest to the general student membership and publishing material on these topics through ACOFP.

Membership Recruitment Committee

The mission and objectives of the Membership Recruitment Committee are to support local chapter leadership with membership recruitment incentives, creating and sharing resources for chapter membership recruitment activities, and serving as a resource for chapters and monitoring the recruitment activities.

Public Relations Committee

The mission and objectives of the Public Relations Committee are to develop campaigns to promote student involvement through ACOFP channels of public communication (e.g., social media, monthly newsletters and blog), highlighting student and chapter engagement, and osteopathic family medicine.

Resolutions Committee 

The mission and objectives of the Resolutions Committee are to act as a voice for osteopathic medical students by researching, developing and submitting resolutions to the ACOFP Congress of Delegates  on topics important to student members and osteopathic family medicine.


National Student Executive Board
The National Student Executive Board (NSEB) consists of the president, vice president, secretary, parliamentarian and the new chapter outreach director, with each term lasting one year. Each board member also serves as liaison to student chapters, which includes reviewing their reports, awarding points and planning programming. Additional information can be found in the Constitution and Bylaws.

The 2024-2025 elections will be held in March 2025. All interested candidates will submit the required information and record a video speech for the current student chapter presidents to review and submit their votes.

To learn more about the positions, watch the recordings from recent board members about their experiences:


Student Governor of the ACOFP Board of Governors

Apply for Student Governor on the ACOFP Board of Governors (application opens summer 2023)  

State Societies

There are other opportunities to get more involved locally with the ACOFP state societies, which are great networking sources. Please contact your state society leader to learn more about the opportunities.
For questions or comments related to any of our engagement opportunities, please email