ACOFP '23 Student Programming


 



Join your ACOFP family and friends in-person for an education and networking experience like no other at the most magical place on earth. Join more than 1,000 osteopathic family physicians, residents and students from across the country for the ACOFP 60th Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars, taking place March 29 – April 2, 2023, at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida.

NEW THIS YEAR! Students can register for the in-person experience for free. Don't miss this chance to join your fellow students, learn from the experts and build connections that will last a lifetime.

 



ACOFP 60th Annual
Convention & Scientific
Seminars

March 29 – April 2, 2023
Orlando, Florida

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ACOFP '23 Virtual

             


Note: Schedule is subject to change. All times are listed in Eastern Time.

Friday, March 31
10:30 – 11:00 am   Annual Meeting of the Student Association of the ACOFP 
    Join the ACOFP National Student Executive Board and ACOFP President David Park, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP dist., who will welcome you to Orlando. Learn about the strategic direction of ACOFP and celebrate the success of the Student Association of the ACOFP. The National Student Executive Board candidate virtual campaign speeches and election will open.
     
11:00 am – 12:00 pm   The Art of Networking and How to Sell Yourself 
    This session will teach medical students how to network and open doors. Networking and sales have traditionally been synonymous with business and entrepreneurship—a realm that is seemingly so distant from the typical medical student experience. Learn how communicating and making others aware of one’s goals and aspirations will lead to opportunities.
   
12:00 – 1:00 pm   Student Networking Lunch 
     
1:00 – 2:00 pm   Being a Walt Disney World Primary Care Physician
    Hear what it takes to work at Walt Disney World, including how they focus on improving the health and well-being of cast members and preventing workplace injuries. 
     
2:00 – 3:00 pm   Caring for Cultures
    This session will discuss appropriate holistic care for different cultures and patient populations. 

   
3:30 – 4:30 pm   How to Be an Advocate for Your Patients
    This session will review how patient well-being, proper treatment and equality are essential elements of the healthcare industry, regardless of the level of injury, illness or condition each patient is experiencing. Learn how you can advocate on a patient's behalf as a medical student and physician.
     
4:30 – 5:30 pm   Planning for Your Financial Future 
    Medical school is great at preparing you for a career in medicine, but little is taught to prepare you for your financial future. There are many things to consider for someone who quickly goes from no income and large debt to a high-earning potential. 

This lecture will cover the basics for developing a holistic approach to financial planning. Brandon, a financial advisor, and Rachel, a new family physician in practice, are a married couple who will share their unique perspectives on managing finances for physicians. By identifying common pitfalls and providing tips from real-life experience, they hope to inspire students to make smart decisions early that will lead to a stable financial future. This course covers a variety of topics, including insurances, budgeting, student debt, tax planning, retirement and estate planning.
   
     
Saturday, April 1
     
8:00 – 9:00 am   Student President Leadership Training (Chapter Presidents Only) 
    This session is required for all incoming student chapter presidents to receive all the important information for the upcoming year.
     
9:00 – 10:00 am    Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
    This panel session will feature members of the Resident Council discussing their journey as an osteopathic family medicine resident, including the challenges they have faced and the importance of seizing new opportunities, keeping an open-mind and trying new things.
     
10:30 am – 12:00 pm   OMT from the Clinic to Sidelines Workshop
    This hands-on session, led by sports medicine physicians, will demonstrate how to easily incorporate multiple modalities in the treatment of commonly occurring musculoskeletal complaints, and how to do so with limited time and location constraints.
     
12:00 – 1:00 pm   Student Lunch for Workshop Attendees
     
1:00 – 3:00 pm   Mini Procedure Workshop Fair
    This mini procedure workshop fair will divide students into small groups and rotate 20–30-minute sprints to experience hands-on training on dermatology and wound care, common braces and splints in primary care, podiatry, IUD, minor gynecological, and pediatric minor procedures.  
     

 

Medical school is great at preparing you for a career in medicine, but little is ever taught about preparing for your financial future. There are many things to consider for someone who quickly goes from no income and large debt to a high-earning potential. This lecture will cover the basics for developing a holistic approach to financial planning. Brandon, a financial advisor, and Rachel, a new family physician in practice, are a married couple who will share their unique perspectives on managing finances for physicians. By identifying common pitfalls and providing tips from real life experience, they hope to inspire students to make smart decisions early that will lead to a stable financial future. This course covers a variety of topics, including insurances, budgeting, student debt, tax planning, retirement and estate planning. 
 
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