ACOI is a professional family where caring for our members is central to our purpose. Quality education and professional growth represent our foundation, but for many members, there is much more. We strive to keep you at the top of profession, but we also have created a home where we promise to support you through all the phases of your career.
As an ACOI Member, you will...
Access Quality Continuing Education
ACOI is committed to providing the highest quality continuing education. We are certified by both the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education credits as well as maintenance of certification (MOC) points. Our educational activities are available in various formats – from live events, to webinars, to virtual meetings. Our live events are rated very highly by attendees for the quality of our speakers and the information provided.
The ACOI Online Learning Center (OLC) is where members find on-demand CME activities that provide the specialty credits needed to meet their state licensure and certification requirements. Members can take advantage of free lectures offered throughout the year.
In addition, Members receive discounts on the registration fees for every ACOI continuing education activity.
Join a Supportive and Vibrant Community
You’ll connect, bond, and enjoy sharing with your colleagues. ACOI is committed to providing a vibrant and welcoming community for our members. Throughout the year, members are offered multiple opportunities to get together. Our meetings are valued as much for the chance to meet with colleagues and friends as they are for the educational information conveyed. We are also committed to the health and wellness of our members. Our wellness activities, such as our peer-to-peer virtual discussion sessions on the recent COVID-19 pandemic, help our members prioritize self-care.
Become a Fellow
Pursue Recognition Opportunities with the FACOI Designation by applying to become an ACOI Fellow or Master Fellow. This prestigious status elevates you to an elite category of professionals that garners the trust and respect of your peers, colleagues, and patients.
Enhance Your Leadership Skills
As a smaller organization, ACOI provides many opportunities for member participation and growth. We make it is easy for you to develop your leadership skills through participation in our committees, councils and task forces. Our committees and other work groups are the backbone of our education programs and other offerings. They are also the proving grounds for those who wish to advance to service on the Board of Directors.
For those who wish to make a difference with future generations of osteopathic internists, we have a mentor program to guide students and residents.
Membership in the College includes a subscription to ACOInformation, the monthly newsletter which provides timely information on CME, certification, subspecialty events, government and practice management issues, professional opportunities, and more. You'll find out what members are doing and hear the latest updates on some of the most important trends in healthcare. We invite you to follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.
And Save Money
- Save on meeting registration--Members receive discounts on the registration fees for every ACOI continuing education activity.
- Discounts on transportation--Hertz rental car discount information. Make a Hertz reservation here.
- Advance your career--Members of ACOI are able to advertise professional opportunities available or sought at no charge in the newsletter and on our website. In addition, an informal "job-exchange" is held at every annual convention.
Hear from the Members
ACOI has helped me serve my patients with more compassion, more empathy, because that is what ACOI has shown to me.
I became an ACOI member because I wanted to be with other osteopathic internists who practice the same principles of osteopathic patient care. As a regular attendee at the College’s annual conventions, I enjoy meeting osteopathic internists from across the country. I find the convention lectures to be wonderful. They provide excellent opportunities to learn from specialists who have their fingers on the pulse of research and treatment in the field.
Community has meant the most to me. I identify the closest with this organization than all the organizations I belong to.
My friends are here, my colleagues are here, my professional growth has been through this organization.
ACOI is doing a lot more than other national organizations with its Visiting Professor program, grants to attend the Annual Convention and its mentoring program. I use the mentoring program and tell other students they should as well.
Being a member of ACOI grants me opportunities. There’s nice camaraderie between fellow residents and faculty. I’ve gotten a lot of insight into future career goals as a result of coming to the convention. I can go and talk to anyone around here…and they can be a guide and helping hand. I’d say to someone who is not a member to join since we have so many resources here. The biggest resources are the people.