By Roxanne C. Waggoner, OMS-IV
Kali Sanford, BS, OMS-III
ACOP Student Trustees
Kali Sanford, BS, OMS-III
Roxanne C. Waggoner, OMS-IV
Happy Holidays from your ACOP Student Trustees!!! We hope that 2019 has finished out well for you and we wish you the best of luck as we enter into 2020! We here at the ACOP have lots of fun and exciting things in the works for the New Year and we hope that you take part in our journey. We have a lot of ways for students to become more involved with the College as we revamp and expand. We would like to share a little about each the opportunities in this edition of The PULSE. Many of these positions will be coming available in the upcoming months so please keep an eye on your emails!
Student Positions in the ACOP:
Student Trustees: The Student Trustee positions consist of one OMS-III Junior Trustee and one OMS-IV Senior Trustee who work directly with the ACOP Board of Trustees. Our jobs are dynamic and we fill in where we are needed to help the ACOP run smoothly. The Student Trustees’ main responsibilities consist of updating students on National changes/requirements, updating the ACOP Board in regards to student involvement, and planning the Student Track for the annual ACOP Spring Conference. We also work to facilitate conversations between student chapters to allow for better collaboration of ideas to maximize the changes we can make in our pediatric communities.
PULSE Newsletter Student Editor: The PULSE is a quarterly newsletter of ACOP activities. The content ranges from student updates to the President’s Message and information on upcoming conferences to everything in between. The role of the PULSE Student Editor is to help generate ideas for The PULSE articles, edit content for the newsletter and much more.
Ejournal Student Editor: The ACOP eJournal is our online journal used to present the latest pediatric research. We also encourage student submissions including original research, Quality Improvement studies, and Case Studies. The Student Editor’s responsibilities include reviewing submissions and assisting the Editor-in-Chief with editing submissions and following up with authors and reviewers. The Student Editor should also have an active interest in research and a desire to learn more about how research journals are put together.
Student Social Media Editor: The Social Media Editor will work closely with the Trustees, the Communication Committee, and the other students to increase our social media presence. This includes posting on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as the ACOP, as well as posting in conjunction with the monthly awareness advocacy calendar schedule, newsworthy events, educational topics, National conferences, and the activities of our student chapters.
CME Student Chairs: The CME Student Chair positions are specific for each conference. This position entails students working with the CME Committee to help plan the annual Spring Conference and the Pediatric Track at the AOA OMED Conference.
Additional committee student chair and editor positions may become available in the future as our national Committees are revamped.
The ACOP is dedicated to creating a home for all osteopathic physicians. We look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions. If you wish to submit an article and share your experiences, please do not hesitate to contact the PULSE at firstname.lastname@example.org.