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.
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.
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.
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.
Srijesa Khasnabish, OMS-IV, highlights the significance of pronouncing names correctly and provides guidance on how to advocate for correct pronunciation as part of Immigrant Heritage Month.
As part of his May Student Governor Report, Evan Bischoff, OMS-III, interviews 2022–23 ACOFP President Bruce R. Williams, DO, FACOFP, about his family medicine journey and his goals for student leaders during the upcoming year.
Need for Increased Screening and Treatment of Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents and Young Adults in the Setting of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Samantha Gordon, OMS-IV, outlines the importance of screening for depression and anxiety in adolescents and young adults, especially amid the pandemic, and offers tips for providing individuals and their families with appropriate resources.
2022 Namey/Burnett Preventive Medicine Writing Award third-place winner Krisdaniel Berreta, OMS-III, discusses how the intersection of being a member of the immigrant and LGBTQI communities can lead to poor health outcomes and outlines actions to address these issues.
Exceptional ACOFP student members and student chapters have been honored for their commitment to excellence and upholding osteopathic values.
2022 Namey/Burnett Preventive Medicine Writing Award second-place winner Lissie Arndt, PhD, OMS-IV, clarifies the difference between palliative care and hospice and advocates for osteopathic family physicians to discuss advance care planning with their patients earlier.
As part of Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness Month, Srijesa Khasnabish, OMS-III, highlights the disparities of CRC screenings and how healthcare providers can work toward addressing these barriers to care.