The American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians is the only national organization committed to serving the unique needs of family physicians who practice osteopathically. Here are some of the reasons you should join more than 20,000 family physicians, residents and medical students across the country and become a member of ACOFP:

Join for advocacy. Over the past two years, ACOFP has significantly invested resources into our advocacy efforts so that the needs of 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 its membership.

Join for OMT. Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) can be used to treat a wide variety of common ailments and pain for patients of all ages—and no one offers better OMM resources for family physicians than ACOFP. In addition to our OMTotal video library, featuring step-by-step demonstrations of more than 150 osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) procedures, ACOFP offers an Osteopathic and Integrative Medicine Track at Intensive Osteopathic Update and hands-on training at OMT Boot Camp, held twice a year. 

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 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. 

BONUS: Sign up today and get a free subscription to OMTotal with your membership!


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Physician members get access to the following benefits:

  • Educational offerings. Attend live webinars (free to members), courses on-demand, and ACOFP events, like the ACOFP 60th Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars, at a special member rate.
  • OFP journal. Receive a 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.
  • Job board. 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.
  • Leadership 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.
  • 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