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Initial Certification Grant

Initial Certification Grant Opportunity for Residents

Well-trained osteopathic family physicians are in the best position to improve the health and patients and communities.  To remain at the forefront of the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, we must support the development of future leaders in the osteopathic family medicine community.

In order to relieve some of the financial burden for residents entering the field, the ACOFP Education and Research Foundation is pleased to announce its call for applications for the Initial Certification Grant. The grant will award up to $1,400 for exam fees and travel expenses to residents who don’t otherwise have funding support from their program to be used for the AOBFP exam. Partial grants may be awarded.

Applications for the Spring 2020 cycle are due February 14, 2020. Program directors must sign off on the application affirming the information presented and need for grant support.


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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this opportunity, you must be a third-year resident member of ACOFP planning to sit for the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians certification exam, administered on-site at the 57th ACOFP Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars on March 18–19, 2020. Eligible residents must take both the cognitive and practical exam. 

To qualify for this grant opportunity, candidates must not receive financial support from their residency program sufficient to cover the cost of the AOBFP exam and travel. Proof of payment of certification fees, a completed travel expense report form and a completed W-9 form are also required.

Approved grant funds will be distributed to residents after successful completion of both the written and practical exams and receipts are provided for completed exams and airfare (or mileage). Note that these funds must be reported to the government as taxable income.


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