Student Governor

for the 2019 - 2020 ACOFP Board of Governors


PLEASE NOTE: The Nominating Committee will give consideration to all applications received by the August 15, 2018 deadline using the criteria listed below. Top candidates identified in the screening process, will advance to the phone interview stage with the Committee in late September. Student Governor applicants need not be present at the Nominating Committee's October 7, 2018 meeting during OMED in San Diego, CA.


The Nominating Committee will give preferential consideration to candidates who possess the following qualifications:

• Is a second or third-year student in good academic standing at a college of osteopathic medicine at the time of consideration by the Nominating Committee.

• Has been a member of their Student Chapter of the ACOFP for at least one full academic year.

• Demonstrates experience in the Student Association of the ACOFP as a Student Chapter officer or National Student officer.

• Has demonstrated leadership, personal integrity and past performance in leading professional, philanthropic and/or public service projects.

• Makes a commitment of time to attend Board meetings and to engage in regular communication on Board matters.

• Articulates a vision for the enhancement of student services and benefits and interacts with the active members of the ACOFP.

• Recruits student and resident members, and works to retain members during postdoctoral training and when entering practice.

• Commits to select an AOA or ACGME accredited family medicine residency.

• Is not currently serving on the AOA Board of Trustees.

• Submits an official application, a 1-2 page personal letter of interest, and a current CV.

• Submits a letter of recommendation from the Dean of their college, the Chair of the Family Medicine Department and the ACOFP Student Chapter Faculty Advisor or Liaison.




The ACOFP Student Governor is expected to serve as the communication link between the osteopathic medical students and the leadership of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. To accomplish this expectation, the Student Governor will need to interact with both the medical students and the ACOFP leadership, representing the position of each population to the other, with the vitality of the entire association as the primary outcome.

The ACOFP Student Governor will help the ACOFP achieve its strategic goals, with particular emphasis on the goals related to the increase in the number of osteopathic family medicine students selecting osteopathic residency programs and the goal of increasing the retention of students as ACOFP members upon their residency completion.

The ACOFP Student Governor will, at the expense of ACOFP, travel to participate in four official board meetings including:

• Attend the Future Leaders Conference in February

• A five-day meeting during the ACOFP Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars

• A five-day summer Board retreat in June

• A one-day meeting during the fall AOA/ACOFP OMED Convention

• Engage in regular dialogue with fellow ACOFP Board members.

The ACOFP Student Governor of the Board will serve as the Board Liaison to the National Student Executive Board. The ACOFP Student Governor will adhere to the Board of Governors Code of Responsibility.
























I understand that an electronic signature has the same legal effect and can be enforced in the same way as a written signature.




Current CV

1-2 page of personal letter of interest

Letter of recommendation from 1) Dean, 2) Chair of Family Medicine Department, and 3) the ACOFP Student Chapter Faculty Advisor




I understand that in order to have my application considered by the ACOFP Nominating Committee, the following items must be submitted by August 15, 2018.

Application materials must be uploaded above or sent to:

Annie DeVries
Executive Assistant/Governance
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
330 E. Algonquin Road, Suite 1
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
annied@acofp.org







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