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The Student Association of the ACOFP consists of chapters from all of the colleges of osteopathic medicine. SAACOFP 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.

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Part 1 - 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).


Part 2 - 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 National Student Executive Board would like to give Ohio University-Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) a shout out for their recent chapter activity. In November, the Cleveland and Dublin campuses of OU-HCOM held family practice workshops for chapter members. The OU-HCOM chapter’s Dublin campus held an obstetrics (OB) in Family Medicine workshop during which students performed several OB clinical skills. The chapter also partnered with OU-HCOM’s Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO) chapter to host an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) in primary care workshop. The OU-HCOM chapter’s Cleveland campus hosted an intrauterine device insertion clinic. The National Student Executive Board wants to recognize OU-HCOM for their efforts to portray the broad scope of family practice and the practical application of OMM in primary care.


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OMT Video Procedures

SAACOFP members have access to a variety of benefits, including OMT Video Procedures Online, which allows you to view step-by step demonstrations of 122 OMT procedures on your computer, augmenting what you learn in lectures and labs.  Sort by anatomic area, type of OMT or chapter in the ACOFP's textbook Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine.

Member Benefits

OMT Videos
Recorded Webcasts
Preceptor Directory

Leadership Opportunities

Get involved with your local chapter, by serving on a committee, running for the ACOFP National Student Executive Board or applying for the ACOFP Student Governor position.