ACOFP is proud of its exceptional student members and their commitment to excellence and upholding osteopathic values. We are happy to recognize our student chapter award winners and Auxiliary to the ACOFP student award winners for the 2020–21 academic year.

Student Chapter Awards

Student Chapter Outstanding Convention Attendance Award

Awarded to the student chapter that has the highest percentage of student members register for the ACOFP Annual Convention and Scientific Seminars. The student chapter is awarded $500.


Student Chapter Recruitment Award

Awarded to the student chapter that has the highest percentage of student members. The student chapter is awarded $500.


Most Improved Student Chapter Award

Awarded to the student chapter that has the biggest increase in overall gold points from the previous year. The student chapter is awarded $500.


Student Chapter Communication Award

Awarded to the student chapter that has best communicated with all student members, faculty and staff. The chapter receiving this award will have the most gold points in the categories in which deadlines have been reached. This student chapter communicates not only with those students on campus, but also with those on clinical rotations. Submission of samples of monthly communication, flyers and announcements are required. The student chapter is awarded $1,000.


Student Chapter Humanitarian Awards

Awarded to the student chapter that has actively participated in humanitarian events within its school, community and beyond, acting as an advocate for osteopathic physicians. The award is given to the student chapter with the highest number of gold points in community service and other events, including fundraising for nonprofit groups. This could include community health fairs, blood drives, public health initiatives and fundraisers for nonprofit groups. The student chapter is awarded $500.


A.T. Still Award

Awarded to the student chapter that best promotes the integration of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) and the profession’s founder, A.T. Still, into family medicine. The promotion of OMM is determined by the highest number of gold points in OMM-specific events. The student chapter is awarded $1,000.


President’s Award

Awarded to the student chapter that best exemplifies the spirit and goals of the Student Association of the ACOFP, as determined by the highest total gold points. This award is presented to chapters that have best represented the opportunities and benefits of practicing as an osteopathic family physician, entering an osteopathic family medicine residency program and continued involvement in ACOFP. The student chapter is awarded $2,000.


Auxiliary to the ACOFP Awards

Marie Wiseman Outstanding Osteopathic Student of the Year

The Marie Wiseman Outstanding Osteopathic Student of the Year Award—selected in partnership between the ACOFP and the Auxiliary to the ACOFP—recognizes an osteopathic medical student who demonstrates strong philanthropic and community service. This annual award provides one osteopathic medical student with $5,000.

Heather Marie McGuire, OMS-IV


Emerging Leader Awards

ACOFP and the Auxiliary to the ACOFP annually awards $2,500 to qualified emerging osteopathic student leaders in osteopathic family medicine and ACOFP, affirming the recipients’ interest in association leadership.

Seema Mehta, OMS-III

Vikesh Shrestha, OMS-II

Jasmine Nguyen, OMS-II


Osteopathic Family Medicine Student Awards

ACOFP and Auxiliary to the ACOFP annually awards $1,000 awards to qualified medical students who have indicated an interest in family medicine and ACOFP.

Dakota Brook Boisseau, OMS-III

Gina Cifani, OMS-II

Nicholas Dominick, OMS-III

James Wyatt Eikermann, OMS-III

Kathryn A. Hawks, OMS-IV

Allison Hecht, OMS-III

Katie Hernandez, OMS-II

Lynzee Janowitz, OMS-II

Brittany R. Johnson, DO

Srijesa Khasnabish, OMS-IV

Kristine Kim, OMS-III

Joe Li, OMS-III

Velinda Liao, OMS-III

Sarah Muder, OMS-II

Kaleigh Mullen, OMS-IV

Michael Page, OMS-IV

Jordan D. Rawlings, OMS-III

Rachel Souza, OMS-II

Ross Tanick, OMS-III

Brett Traxler, OMS-III

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