The Student Association of the ACOFP has partnered with Resident Council on a new “Resident Council Spotlight Series” of personal interviews and articles. We are excited about the insights and perspectives our residents provide students in planning for residency and engaging in volunteer opportunities within ACOFP.

For our next article in the series, students spoke with Brianna Eisaman, DO, to learn more about her decision to pursue family medicine, her current role as a representative on ACOFP’s Resident Council and her previous volunteer experiences, beginning with her active student involvement in ACOFP.

Meet Brianna Eisaman, DO

Family Medicine Resident, PGY-3
Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital
Warren, Michigan
ACOFP Resident Council Region 1 Representative

Why did you choose family medicine?

During my clerkship in medical school, I found the most enjoyable rotations were those where I had ample patient interaction—specifically, when I was able to counsel, comfort or educate patients. I chose family medicine because I was able to provide continuity of care and form long-lasting, meaningful relationships with patients.

Why did you volunteer for the Resident Council?

Becoming a member of the ACOFP has allowed me to share my passion for osteopathic family medicine advocacy with students, residents and attendings throughout the country. I joined the ACOFP Resident Council to further my volunteer involvement and act as a representative for fellow residents in my geographical region.

Were you involved with ACOFP as a student?

Yes, I served as vice president for the ACOFP chapter at my medical school. In this role, I recruited speakers for our student lectures on family medicine and organized several procedural workshops. Also, I traveled to Las Vegas for ACOFP ’15, where I attended lectures and numerous workshops and interacted with many students and residents from across the country.

What is your one piece of advice to students?

Get involved! ACOFP is a great organization that strives to maintain osteopathic distinction and promote family medicine. There are ample volunteer opportunities for both students and residents.

Read more about Brianna Eisaman, DO, ACOFP Resident Council Region 1 Representative.

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