The American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians is the only national organization committed to serving the unique needs of osteopathic family physicians. Here are some of the reasons you should join the more than 18,000 osteopathic family physicians, residents and medical students across the country and become a member of ACOFP:

Join for advocacy.

ACOFP has significantly invested resources into our advocacy efforts so that the needs of osteopathic family physicians are represented. This has been especially imperative in light of the pandemic and its direct challenges to practicing physicians. From our weekly newsletter to keep members informed on legislation and regulatory updates, to comment letters to members of Congress, to advocacy education, ACOFP works tirelessly on behalf of our membership.

Join for education.

Ensuring that you get the CME you need to maintain board certification, lead your practice and improve care is a major priority for ACOFP. To best serve our members, we have re-envisioned our programming and our channels. Moving forward, all ACOFP events will offer virtual registration options, in addition to in-person (when possible), to give members the flexibility to choose where (and when) they want to learn. Plus, we have increased opportunities for members to obtain AOA Category 1-A CME—at no additional cost. 

Join for community.

At ACOFP, you're not just one of the many—you're a member of the family. Whether you want to join your osteopathic family medicine colleagues on a committee or mingle at a virtual or in-person event, no other organization keeps you connected to your colleagues and friends like ACOFP.

Join ACOFP today, and find your professional home.


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Physician members get access to the following benefits:

  • AOA Category 1-A CME credit. Participate in live webinars (free to members); access courses on-demand; and attend ACOFP events, like the ACOFP Annual Convention and Intensive Osteopathic Update, at a special member rate.
  • OFP journal. Receive a bi-monthly print subscription and online access to the peer-reviewed Osteopathic Family Physician journal.
  • Advocacy. Receive legislative and regulatory updates on issues most relevant to osteopathic family physicians in the weekly View from the Hill newsletter and join policy experts Alston & Bird for quarterly webinars to understand how changes in Washington affect you.
  • Board prep. Take advantage of member pricing on board prep tools, like Intensive Update & Board Review Online, OMTotal and practice questions
  • Volunteer opportunities. Connect with your colleagues on topics of interest to you and help shape the future of ACOFP and the profession by joining a committee, contributing content and more.
  • Career advancement. Get unlimited access and ability to apply to more than 1,000 nationwide job postings on the ACOFP Career Center.
  • Buyer's Guide. Access solutions and services to help your patients and practice thrive.
  • Processing assessment. Receive a complimentary credit card processing assessment from Merchant Advocate to help you lower your rates and eliminate hidden fees and coding errors—without switching processors and with no upfront cost.


An applicant for membership shall be a graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) or a graduate of a college of allopathic medicine approved by the liaison committee on medical education at the time of graduation and shall be licensed to practice medicine. Each applicant shall be of good moral character, and shall conform to the ACOFP Code of Ethics.

Physician members must have completed an AOA-approved post-doctoral training in family medicine or ACGME approved post-doctoral training or been in active family medicine for greater than six years.

First-Year-in-Practice Physician
Federal Health Physician Member
Active Military Physician
Retired Physician

No Fee

Resident members shall be in a family medicine post-doctoral program accredited by AOA or ACGME. Join >>

No Fee

Student members shall enrolled in a college of osteopathic medicine accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). Join >>