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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 SAACOFP is proud to announce that its members filled 373 bags of rice and beans to stock the Caritas of Austin’s local food pantry for the homeless. Students gathered last month during the ACOFP Annual Convention in Austin, Texas for the annual SAACOFP service project.

The service project was made possible by donations from the Hands for Health Foundation and various local chapters around the country. Also, a special thank you to Dr. Camille Bentley, Director of Global Honors Tracks and Global Rotations at Rocky Vista University, for her willingness and donation.

As we wrap up our year with the final Chapter Shout-Out, we would like to take a second to thank all of our chapters for their hard work and dedication to family medicine. This month's shout-out goes to TUCOM-CA for their DOCare fundraising. TUCOM-CA is selling mugs designed by Student Doctor Sarah Benke to help fundraise for the SAACOFP National Service project. We look forward to their contribution and are very excited to hear how it turned out.


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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.