2019 ACOFP & Auxiliary to the ACOFP Student Awards
Application Deadline - November 15, 2018
These awards recognize osteopathic medical students who demonstrate excellence, leadership, and community service in family medicine. The awards provide osteopathic medical students with money to help defray medical school and/or personal expenses, and affirms the recipient’s activities and outstanding leadership within the association. A joint effort between ACOFP and the Auxiliary to the ACOFP Awards Committee reviews applications and selects the award recipients.
1. Must currently be enrolled and in good standing at a COCA accredited college of osteopathic medicine.
2. Must be a member in good standing of the ACOFP and the SAACOFP chapter. (applies only for schools that have an SAACOFP chapter)
3. Must be active with your SAACOFP chapter for at least one year. (applies only for schools that have an SAACOFP chapter)
4. Must be planning to apply to a family medicine residency with osteopathic recognition.
1. All applicants are eligible for the $1000.00 Osteopathic Family Medicine Student Award if not a previous $1000.00 award winner.
2. Applicants are eligible for the $2500.00 Emerging Leader or $5000.00 Marie Wiseman Award even if they were previously awarded an $1000.00 Osteopathic Family Medicine Student Award.
3. Applicants are eligible for the $5000.00 Marie Wiseman Award even if previously awarded a $1000.00 Osteopathic Family Medicine Award or $2500.00 Emerging Leader Award.
4. Previous winners of the Marie Wiseman Award are not eligible to apply.
Submit the following to the ACOFP by November 15, 2018:
1. A completed application.
2. A copy of your current curriculum vitae.
3. A minimum of one (1) letter of recommendation from an ACOFP physician member (This letter of recommendation can be uploaded via online application, e-mailed, or mailed)
4. An essay (500 words maximum) on your goals and aspirations as they relate to your osteopathic philosophy, why you are a qualified candidate, and why you should be considered for the award. Include in your essay an example of one activity or event that has made a positive impact on your community or school. (1) Please cite your level of participation and leadership in that activity and any plans to adapt that experience to the care of your future patients OR (2) your involvement with a local, national, or international philanthropic organization.
5. An additional 250 word essay as delineated if applying for the Emerging Leader or Marie Wiseman Award.
Osteopathic Family Medicine Student Award ($1,000)
The Osteopathic Family Medicine Student Awards identify osteopathic medical students who have an interest in family medicine and the ACOFP. These annual awards provide osteopathic medical students with $1,000 each to help defray medical school and/or personal expenses. All applicants will be considered for these awards.
Emerging Osteopathic Leader Award ($2,500)
The Emerging Osteopathic Leader Awards identify emerging osteopathic student leaders in osteopathic family medicine and the ACOFP. These annual awards provide osteopathic medical students with $2,500 to help defray medical school and/or personal expenses, and to affirm the recipients’ interest in association leadership.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
1. Must have attended at least one state osteopathic conference, or ACOFP Annual Convention. (If your state does not have an ACOFP chapter then attendance at a state AOA conference meets this qualification.)
2. In your essay, include your current or planned leadership within the profession. The essay maximum is 750 words in total.
Marie Wiseman Outstanding Osteopathic Student Award ($5,000)
This award, in Memory of Marie Wiseman, recognizes an osteopathic medical student who demonstrates strong philanthropic and community service. This annual award provides one osteopathic medical student with $5,000 to help defray medical school and/or personal expenses, and affirms the recipient’s activities and outstanding community service within the osteopathic family medical association. A joint effort between the ACOFP and the Auxiliary to the ACOFP Awards Committee reviews applications and selects the recipient of the award.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
1. Must have attended at least one state ACOFP conference, or ACOFP Annual Convention (If your state does not have an ACOFP chapter then attendance at a state AOA conference meets this qualification.)
2. Must currently hold a leadership position with an ACOFP student chapter or the National Student Executive Board, OR hold a leadership position with a local, national, or international philanthropic organization.
3. In your essay, describe your involvement in an local, national, or international philanthropic organization, activity, or event that had a positive impact on the community. The essay maximum is 750 words in total.
State / Province:
Postal / Zip Code
Pre-Professional College(s) Attended & Degree Earned:
Current College of Osteopathic Medicine:
ACOFP Student Chapter Activities:
List and describe your personal ACOFP Student Chapter activities:
Select all membership organizations you are currently involved in:
ACOFP State Society
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Briefly describe your participation for the membership organization(s) selected above
How did you hear about these awards?
From my College
Please submit an essay that addresses the details and maximum words allowable for the award/s you wish to be considered. List your name and the name of the award/s on each page of your essay. You can submit your essay by uploading it below, e-mail or mail.
Please upload your CV, letter(s) of recommendation, essay and any additional documents
By signing (typing your legal name) in the space below, you are attesting to the accuracy of this this award application and agreeing to the use of your name in announcements regarding the award if selected.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all requirements for the award are fulfilled, including the recommendation letter.
AWARD RECIPIENT DETAILS: The award winners will be announced at the spring ACOFP Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Winners will also be notified by phone call and mail, prior to the convention.
All application materials and letters of recommendation can also be sent to:
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Attn: AACOFP Student Awards
c/o Judy Schwellenbach
330 E. Algonquin Road, Suite 1
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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