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 the more than 25,000 practicing physicians, residents and medical students across the country and become a member of ACOFP:

Join for advocacy.

ACOFP significantly invests resources into our advocacy efforts so that the needs of family physicians are represented in Washington. From comment letters to advocacy education to face-to-face meetings with representatives, we work 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. In addition to free CME opportunities, we offer significant member savings on certificate programs, board prep materials, and conferences and events. 

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.


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Physician members get access to the following benefits:

  • NEW for 2024! OMTotal included in your membership. OMTotal is a comprehensive library of hands-on OMT technique videos available to you on demand (and in the ACOFP 365 Mobile App), a great reference tool for any stage of your career.
  • AOA Category 1-A CME credit and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Participate in live webinars (free to members); access courses on-demand; and attend ACOFP events, like the ACOFP Annual Convention, 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.
  • Board prep. Take advantage of member pricing on board prep tools, like Intensive Update & Board Review Online, 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. Visit ACOFP's leadership pages to learn how to get involved. 
  • Career advancement. Get unlimited access and ability to apply to more than 1,000 nationwide job postings on the ACOFP Career Center.
  • 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. Click here to access savings for 6 or 18 months of membership.

Early Career Physician (1-5 years)
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 >>


Associate members shall be those persons whose professional activities involve cooperation with osteopathic family physicians through their specialty; or who contribute to some phase of the special field of osteopathic family medicine, such as education and research in scientific fields; or others interested in supporting this College.  Associate members may not vote as delegates or hold office. Join >>