The Translating Osteopathic Understanding into Community Health (TOUCH) Program is a national initiative of the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP).
Its goal is to encourage osteopathic medical students to engage in service throughout their community, in order to impact those outside of osteopathic medical students and professionals, for the purpose of expanding the osteopathic ideals and principles to those unaware of our professional values.
Osteopathic medical students complete TOUCH approved events in the community and submit their hours to a national database. Recognition is given to students who achieve 50 hours, 100 hours, or the most hours on a campus in a given year.
Examples of TOUCH approved events include volunteer medical services, political advocacy, and global outreach.
- Platinum: Each school has a top participant who receives the Platinum-level recognition.
- Gold: Students who complete 100 hours over the year receive a Gold-level recognition.
- Silver: Students who complete 50 hours over the year receive a Silver-level recognition.
Register your service hours with our TOUCH portal.
Thank you for your contribution to the community through TOUCH. Please contact your school coordinator with any questions or comments.