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. Sign up  for your free student membership:

Contact your Chapter President for chapter membership information and to learn how to become involved at your COM. 

ACOFP '21 is just around the corner

Join more than 1,500 osteopathic family physicians, residents and students for the 58th Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars, taking place completely virtually this March and featuring dedicated student programming. Student members can register at no cost for this unforgettable educational and networking event.

See the 
online schedule for student programming on Saturday, March 13 – Sunday, March 14.

Family Med-Tread Virtual 5K

The Student Association of the ACOFP’s National Service Project  - the Family Med-Tread 5K is a virtual race that anyone can run or walk at any location, at any pace, outside or on a treadmill, alone or with a group of friends. It’s your race, on your terms!

A percentage of each race registration will be donated on behalf of the Student Association of the ACOFP to the Skin of Color Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating physicians, residents, scientists and the general public about the unique properties and diseases of individuals with skin of color.

Sign up to support the Student Association of ACOFP and a great cause, your $40 race registration fee includes a downloadable bib, a medal and a t-shirt. And your medal and t-shirt will be shipped directly to you.

Sign Up for the Family Med-Tread Today!
Or learn more how to sponsor a student or a student chapter, here.

National Student Executive Board Elections are Open

The National Student Executive Board Elections are scheduled for Saturday, March 13 at 4:00 – 5:00 pm central time during the Chapter Awards and Election session.

The National Student Executive Board term is for one-year (March to March) consists of the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Parliamentarian.  The criteria and additional information can be found in the Constitution and Bylaws.

The elections for the 2021-2022 National Student Executive Board process will be held virtually.  This process will allow all students the opportunity to submit their speeches by video for the elections. If you are interested in running for a national officer position, please view details here.

Webinars and Podcasts 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 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.

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
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