TOUCH Program

T.O.U.C.H. Translating Osteopathic Understanding into Community Health

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.


  • Participation - Students who complete less than 50 approved TOUCH Hours
  • Silver-level recognition - Students who complete 50 but less than 100 approved TOUCH Hours
  • Gold-level recognition - Students who complete 100 or more approved TOUCH Hours
  • Platinum-level recognition - Awarded to the student at each COM with the highest number of approved TOUCH Hours

Register Your TOUCH Service Hours

Thank you for your contribution to the community through TOUCH.

Questions or Comments?

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