Osteopathic Medical Students and Student Chapters

The Student Association of the ACOFP consists of chapters from all of the colleges of osteopathic medicine. Student Association of the ACOFP membership is open to all osteopathic medical students and offers a variety of benefits while providing opportunities to build a professional network and enhance leadership skills. Explore osteopathic family medicine with your free Student Association of the ACOFP membership.


The Direct Primary Care Summit (DPC) is going virtual!

Are you a primary care medical student who is interested in learning more about direct primary care (DPC)? Register to attend the first-ever virtual DPC Summit, July 17-18. Take advantage of the medical student special rate of $50 and the student dedicated track on Friday to get inspired by this innovative practice model and learn from DPC physicians who transitioned right out of medical school. Register Today!

Introducing the 2020 – 2021 Student Association to the
ACOFP Committee Members

The Student Education Committee
The mission and objectives are to engage students by further exploring topics pertaining to osteopathic family medicine and research and publish topics that are of interest to the general student membership.
- Kathryn Forneris, Chair, RVUCOM
- Trevor Evans, Vice Chair, MSUCOM
- Prachi Singh, Secretary, NSU-KPCOM
- Charles Foust, KCU-COM
- Megan Franzetti, NYITCOM
- Rahil Hudda, TUCOM-CA
- Valerie Martin, RVUCOM
- Sophia Milord, AZCOM
- Annie Phung, PCOM
- Alexa Westerberg, UNTHSC
- Sharon Zhao, VCOM-Virginia
- Ashley Beckham, Board Liaison, PNWU-COM

The Student Membership Recruitment Committee
The mission and objectives are to select the recruitment giveaways for the chapters, create resources for chapter membership recruitment activities to share with the chapters and to serve as a resource for chapters and monitor the recruitment activities.
- Taylor Ernest, Chair, ATSU-KCOM
- James Eikermann, Vice Chair, ATSU-KCOM
- Monica Venkatesha, Secretary. OU-COM
- Andalyn Duke, AZCOM
- Maria Kunnel, ARCOM
- Yamini Koyye, ARCOM
- Lokesh Pendyala, LUCOM
- Marrium Sahar, LUCOM
- Michael Page, Board Liaison, ARCOM

The Student Public Relations Committee
The mission and objectives are to: develop campaigns to promote student involvement through ACOFP social media, monthly newsletters and blog to highlight student and chapter engagement.
- Kaleigh Mullen, Cahir, KCU-COM
- Karen Lai, Vice Chair, KCU-COM
- Carli Joy Boen, Secretary, KCU-COM
- Taner Brondhaver, LMUCOM
- Ulysses Fernandez-Miro, KCU-COM
- Monica Huynh, NSU-KPCOM
- Shivanie Ramdin, NSU-KPCOM
- Shivani Sadwal, ACOM
- Megan Talty, KCU-COM
- James Wisdom, VCOM–Auburn
- Joe Li, Board Liaison, KCU-COM

The Student Resolutions Committee
The mission and objectives are to develop and submit resolutions to the ACOFP Congress of Delegates and recruit the student membership for support.
- Emily Colin, Chair, ARCOM
- Shikha Patel, Vice Chair, RowanSOM
- Jennifer Lee, Secretary, NYITCOM
- Andrew Gonedes, VCOM–Auburn
- Pooja Mallipaddi, ARCOM
- Brett Platis, UNTHSC/TCOM
- Nicolette Stanton, ARCOM
- Greg Turissini, OUCOM
- Katie Hawks, LMUCOM

Webinars for Students 

Welcome to Intern Year Q&A Webinar
Get all your questions answered about what to expect when starting your intern year. Hear the personal experiences and words of advice from members of the Resident Council who recently completed their intern year.

Residency Match Bash Panel

Now that Match Day is almost over, let the good times roll! Join a panel of osteopathic students from both traditional match and couples match to hear about their experiences.

Leadership Training for Chapter Presidents 
The National Student Executive Board presents for all incoming Chapter Presidents and Officers to gain crucial insights on student chapter positions, monthly responsibilities and overall need to know information. 

Considerations When Navigating Residency Application
Dr. Saroj Misra focuses on the challenges that osteopathic students will face as programs move to Single Accreditation, including a scan of the current and future environments for OMS’, strategies for choosing a residency program (based on your needs) and how to navigate one or both matches (for as long as they exist).


The Added Value of Osteopathic Recognition Training
Why match to a residency featuring osteopathic recognition training? Current family medicine residents, program directors and practicing physicians explain why osteopathic recognition training and OPP are important to them, including the added clinical value for patients and long-term career advantages for family physicians.

The ACOFP Student and Chapter Award Recipients

ACOFP is proud of its exceptional student members and their commitment to excellence and upholding osteopathic values. We are happy to recognize our Student Chapter Award winners and Auxiliary Student Award winners for the 2019–2020 academic year.

Please contact students@acofp.org with any questions or requests.