Regular membership in the Ohio ACOFP is open to any physician who: (1) is a graduate of an AOA-accredited college of osteopathic medicine, (2) is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and abides by the AOA Code of Ethics; (3) possess a valid license to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery in Ohio; and (4) is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Membership is also open to any osteopathic medical student, osteopathic intern or osteopathic family practice resident, who is either a permanent resident of the State of Ohio or is a resident of Ohio during his/her educational training period.
Associate membership is open to osteopathic and allopathic physicians whose professional activities involve cooperation with family physicians through their specialty or who contribute to some phase of the specialty field of family medicine. Call the Ohio ACOFP office for membership information.
For six years in a row, the Ohio Chapter was honored by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians for outstanding achievements as a state chapter. Ohio ACOFP received the following awards, until the award recognition program was discontinued in 2012:
2006 - ACOFP Public Service Award
2007 - ACOFP Excellence in State Society Leadership Award
2008 - ACOFP Large State Society of the Year/Public Service Awards
2009 - ACOFP Public Service Award
2010 - ACOFP Excellence in State Society Leadership Award
2011 - ACOFP State Society Advocacy Award
Poster Contest and Lectures during the annual Ohio Osteopathic Symposium.
Members receive reduced registration for Ohio ACOFP-sponsored educational seminars, representation before state boards and commissions, advocacy for issues that affect family practice, networking, recognition programs, and a subscription to News and Views. Click here for a sample News and Views 2012.