Student Trustees' Message
By Kali Sanford, OMS IV and Alyssa Averhoff, OMS III
ACOP Student Trustees
Kali Sanford, OMS IV
Alyssa Averhoff, OMS III
Happy fall from your 2020-2021 Student Trustees! We hope that this edition of the PULSE finds you happy and healthy. Throughout this edition you will find information about our up and coming ACOP podcast, fall conference updates, and student resources as well as a few perspectives written by our very own student members!
As you most likely have already heard, the ACOP will not be participating in OMED this fall; however, we are very excited to educate while staying safe with our first ever virtual conference! ACOP has planned two weekends--November 7-8 and December 5-6, 2020--of topical lectures from speakers who have “been there, done that.”
We will learn from front line physicians who will discuss neonatal care and the multisystem inflammatory syndrome caused by COVID, and we will hear about addressing gun violence and racism with our children, about becoming more comfortable with conversations with our patients and their families about vaping, contraception, and nutrition-preventative concerns.
Additionally, there will be updates on perinatal cardiology and congenital heart disease, allergy/immunology topics, chronic pain management for kids, alternatives to play therapy, and mental health during the time of COVID. We hope that you join us!
In addition to many changes here at the ACOP, we are proud to announce that our Mentorship Collaborative is up and running with over 100 mentor and mentee matches! The Mentorship Collaborative has been implementing partnerships between students and older students, residents or attendings since early 2019. This fall it has been revamped and is a new edition to the ACOP website!
We have had fantastic feedback from our members, and we would love to have more mentees and mentors join. If you are interested in joining please reach out to us at email@example.com. We hope this initiative is helping our students better plan for their future careers which is important now more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, when many students are unable to complete in-person rotations.
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.