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SAACOFP

Student Association of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

Our Mission

The Student Association of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians is a club intended to encourage educational opportunities for osteopathic medical students while promoting a general understanding of the scope of services provided by a family physician and maintaining high moral standards within the practice of osteopathic medicine.
 

Officers 2020-2021

President

Gina Cifani

Vice President

Emily Wey

Treasurer

Hannah Stephen

Volunteer Coordinator

Xin Zhang

Secretary

Samuel Obringer

Community Chair

Marissa Wierzbicki

Oncology Chair

Marshall King

Dermatology Chair

Suchita Sampath

Advisors

Paige Gutheil, D.O.

Sherri Martinez M.D.

No Dues

Services Provided

This organization provides osteopathic medical students with service opportunities and community engagement through events that include, but are not limited to, volunteering at the Riverside Food is Health Pantry, the Bobcat CARE Fair and more. A philanthropic event that the club funds each year includes the Dublin Gala, alongside the SAAO club, where generated profits are used to fund student conference travel expenses and educational opportunities throughout the year. 

Tentative Schedule for 2020-2021

As mentioned above, the largest event the Student Association of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Club puts on each year is the annual gala, alongside SAAO, which includes a silent auction. The club also works alongside the Pediatrics Club to put on the annual Bobcat CARE Fare for the Dublin community. Aside from this, the club intends to put on educational workshops for students that include, but are not limited to, joint injection labs, IUD insertion labs, skin biopsy labs, sport OMT practices and more. Lectures will also be held throughout the year on various aspects of the scope of services rendered by family physicians, as well as the promotion of relationships between students and the residency programs in family medicine departments.