Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents

2023 COSGP group photo

Welcome Fellow DO students! As COSGP members and your peers, we strive to serve you in our best capacity through leader development, networking, and collaborative growth with our partners. 

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What is COSGP?

The Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) is an official council of the American Association of College of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). The Council was established in 1972 and was originally known as the Council of Student Presidents.

COSGP serves as the liaison between osteopathic professional organizations and is the official national representative voting voice of all osteopathic medical students. Its members work to maintain communication, disseminate information, foster student leadership, and provide a mechanism for the exchange of ideas between students of different colleges of osteopathic medicine.

Purpose and Goals

An important goal of COSGP is to foster professional development and leadership among osteopathic medical students and to advocate for their interests... to Learn. Share. Lead. Empower.

The purpose and goals of the COSGP are as follows:

  1. To assemble student leaders from each college of osteopathic medicine (COM)
  2. To collaborate on issues affecting all osteopathic medical students
  3. To foster the exchange of ideas, information, and problem solving affecting individual colleges of osteopathic medicine
  4. To effectively communicate and represent the osteopathic medical student perspective to professional and educational organizations including AACOM, AOA, NBOME, and other relevant organizations
  5. To encourage professional development and leadership among osteopathic medical students
  6. To support and promote the principles and pride of osteopathic medicine among osteopathic medical students and the American public.

TOUCH Program

The Translating Osteopathic Understanding into Community Health (TOUCH) Program for current DO students is a national service initiative of the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP).

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C = Commitment

COSGP is committed to representing all osteopathic medical students.

O = Osteopathic

COSGP is dedicated to osteopathic techniques and philosophy.

S = Service

COSGP promotes community service and the TOUCH program.

G = Governance

COSGP advocates on behalf of all osteopathic medical students to school administrators, state and national organizations and governments.

P = Professionalism

COSGP educates osteopathic medical students to become strong future leaders in the profession.