Volunteer in your community, TOUCH the lives of those around you

The Translating Osteopathic Understanding to Community Health (T.O.U.C.H.) program is a national volunteer initiative organized through the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP). The COSGP mission is to encourage medical students to continue one of the basic tenets of the osteopathic philosophy: a commitment to improving the health of our communities through service.

The goal of the TOUCH program is to encourage osteopathic medical students to work toward improving the health of their local community through service. BCOM students are automatically enrolled in the TOUCH program and can earn their volunteer hours through services offered through the college’s Community Health Programs and community partners in Las Cruces, El Paso and neighboring cities.

Every event that students receive credit for must be approved by the BCOM Touch Coordinator, as it must follow certain criteria to be TOUCH eligible. To obtain, you must submit an Event Documentation Form (found at the bottom of the page) at least 30 days from the event. If you do not, your hours served will not be approved.

Currently, the TOUCH Point Submission Application is under re-design. Once the website is up and going, students will be able to earn credit for their TOUCH activities, by setting up a login here. If you have any questions regarding this COSGP web page, please contact the BCOM TOUCH Coordinator for the current year or contact the COSGP National Programs Representative at COSGPProgRep@aacom.org.

BCOM TOUCH Coordinator April 2017 – March 2018: Royce Sumayo (royce.sumayo@mybcom.org)

TOUCH Documents:

TOUCH Online Event Documentation Form

TOUCH Informative Powerpoint for Students (Download)

TOUCH Protocol and Standards