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How to Make the Most Out of Your ACOFP Student Membership

posted Jul 15, 2015, 9:13 AM by Explore More   [ updated Jul 15, 2015, 9:55 AM ]
With all of the great opportunities available to student members of the ACOFP,  getting more involved is quick and easy.  

Once you’ve made the decision to take a more active role, consider taking your membership to new heights with the following activities at the personal, local, state and national levels. 

Opportunities for student members of the ACOFP are always growing and changing, so check periodically for the latest information.  

We hope to see all of our student members getting more involved and enjoying the specialty that we love with the people that make it so special.



▪ Have your questions about family medicine answered with the Ask A Physician feature on

▪ Subscribe to the official peer-reviewed journal of the ACOFP: Osteopathic Family Physician

▪ Apply for a scholarship sponsored by the ACOFP or ACOFP auxiliary to help reduce your debt

▪ Watch live and on-demand webinars on hot topics in family medicine

▪ Use your SAACOFP membership benefits to save money

▪ Start your COMLEX prep the right way by learning more about the exam itself and how to better prepare


▪ Run for a leadership position within your school’s SAACOFP chapter

▪ Help your chapter leadership organize an event and volunteer your time supporting it - follow your passions and interests

▪ Attend chapter meetings and stay up-to-date on opportunities right in your own back yard

▪ Find an ACOFP preceptor/mentor and schedule a rotation

▪ Find out why Health is Primary and how this can impact the health and well-being of your local community



▪ Connect with your state chapters of the ACOFP or other family medicine organizations

▪ Attend state conferences and/or training opportunities

▪ Discover student positions in your state’s family medicine organizations and take a leadership role

▪ Find the residency program that is right for you with the ACOFP’s Residency Finder



▪ Attend the ACOFP national conference

▪ Run for a position on the national student executive board

▪ Complete a research project and/or prepare a poster presentation

▪ Participate in the SAACOFP’s national service projects

▪ Follow the ACOFP on Twitter @ACOFP and Facebook

▪ Read about new events, learn about what other student chapters are doing, and practice for COMLEX by reading the monthly SAACOFP student newsletter


 - Scott Brown