Nalini Velayudhan, DO, shares how motherhood inspired her decision to pursue family medicine as part of the ACOFP Women’s Leadership Committee series.
Evan Bischoff, OMS-III, interviews 2022–23 ACOFP Immediate Past President Nicole Bixler, DO, MBA, FACOFP, about her family medicine journey, her advice for students, what she hopes to see students accomplish within ACOFP and lessons for future female osteopathic family physicians and leaders.
Students interviewed Resident Council Vice Chair and Region 1 representative Ravin Patel, DO, PGY-3, for their latest Resident Council Spotlight interview to learn more about why he chose family medicine, what a typical day looks like and what he loves most about ACOFP.
ACOFP Federal Legislation and Advocacy Committee member Stephanie Kidd, DO, MBA, shares why the family medicine model of care matters to her, the importance of this model in patient care and how ACOFP has supported preserving this model.
LTC Derrick Sorweide, DO, FACOFP, reflects on how the United States—and the world—changed following the attacks on September 11, 2001, and encourages his fellow Americans to continue moving forward and to rekindle their patriotism, even amid current and future crises.
Roberteen McCray, DO, sheds light on sex trafficking, what signs physicians can look for and how they can help patients they suspect are victims.
Students interviewed Resident Council Region 4 Representative Janani Naidu, DO, PGY-3, for their latest Resident Council Spotlight interview to learn more about why she chose family medicine, what a typical day looks like as a resident and what advice she has for students.
ACOFP Resident Governor Jordan Wong, DO, shares his leadership journey within ACOFP and why other resident members should get involved.
ACOFP President Bruce R. Williams, DO, FACOFP, details his journey to leadership in the organization and in the osteopathic family medicine profession in his July/August Letter From the President’s Desk.
Jacob Lenz, OMS-IV, explores the benefits and adverse effects of cannabis—both recreational and medicinal—and how the role of continued legalization across the United States impacts patient care.
Students interviewed Resident Council Chair Athena Chatzigiannidis, DO, PGY-3, for their latest Resident Council Spotlight interview to learn more about her residency program, what being a part of ACOFP means to her and what advice she has for students.
Evan Bischoff, OMS-III, interviews 2022–23 ACOFP President-Elect David Park, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP dist., about his family medicine journey, his advice for students as a dean and what he hopes to see from student chapter leaders over the next year as part of his July Student Governor Report.
Monica Hammer, MPH, OMS-III, discusses the role primary care physicians can play in helping foster relationships between mothers and their children, highlighting both risks of and potential solutions for attachment issues.
Georgianna Stoukides, OMS-III, MA, highlights the similarities and differences between COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS—not only in the type of virus but also in how they are transmitted and who they most often affect—and the role stigmatization plays in treatment.
Rachel Nixon, DO, shares her story as the parent of a transgender child and offers tips for supporting members of this community as part of Pride Month.
Nicole Rakhmanova, OMS-III, highlights the importance of tailoring preventative medicine approaches and interventions to community and cultural beliefs, while providing suggestions for ways to overcome mistrust and misinformation.