Lessons Learned in 2020

2020 was a year like no other, and family physicians were thrust into the middle of it, forced to adapt to support their communities—and each other. As 2020 comes to a close and we embark on a new year, ACOFP members share their most difficult and meaningful lessons in the blog post, Lessons Learned in 2020.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Read more about the steps ACOFP is taking to embrace the definition of diversity, equity and inclusion in the recent blog post, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, by ACOFP President Nicole Heath Bixler, DO, MBA, FACOFP. 

Face Masks as a Preventative Measure in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Read about the evolution of face masks, its uses and implications in the 2021 Namey/Burnett Preventative Medicine Writing Award submission, Face Masks as a Preventative Measure in the COVID-19 Pandemic, by Colleen Maher, OMS-IV. 

Become a 2021 OFP Peer Review Intern

ACOFP is inviting osteopathic medical students and residents to serve as 2021 peer reviewers for the Osteopathic Family Physician journal. Serving as an OFP intern peer reviewer looks good on your CV, as it shows expertise beyond school in a national, peer-reviewed medical journal. The critical skills you’ll fine-tune as an OFP peer review intern will also help you in your own research and writing. 
The deadline for applications is January 18, 2021. To be eligible, you must be a current ACOFP student or resident member in good standing. To apply, email your CV with the subject line "Peer Review Intern" to OFP Managing Editor at

Share Your Expertise in 2021 

ACOFP has a myriad of content presentation opportunities available throughout 2021 and is looking for interested presenters and subject matter experts to submit ideas for live CME, webinars, podcasts and/or blog posts. View the content submission guidelines and submit your content proposal by March 19, 2021.

The Power of Human Touch with COVID Patients

Read The Power of Human Touch with COVID Patients by Monica Woodall, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP, to learn about her personal experience from the patient’s point of view while caring for her parents with COVID-19.