ACOS eLearning Series: Set for Success - Free Member Benefit

The new ACOS eLearning Series will provide 2 weeks of learning as a bundle. 

ACOS eLearning Series: Set for Success 

Module 1: Tuesday, February 4 at 3:00 PM ET 
How to Effectively Manage Your Student Debt: Best Practices for Physicians
Presented by Brandon Barfield, Co-founder, Director of Education, DWOQ

Module 2: Wednesday, February 12 at 3:00 PM ET 
Advocacy the First Years of Practice
Presented by Carter Alleman, JD, Associate Director, Health Policy, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

Both modules are offered to ACOS members, students and residents for free as a member benefit. Join us and bring your questions for this interactive discussion. 

  • How to Effectively Manage Your Student Debt: Best Practices for Physicians

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    How to Effectively Manage Your Student Debt: Best Practices for Physicians presented by Brandon Barfield, Co-founder, Director of Education, DWOQ

    How to Effectively Manage Your Student Debt: Best Practices for Physicians presented by Brandon Barfield, Co-founder, Director of Education, DWOQ

    Learning Objectives

    After this webinar, attendees will be able to: 

    1. Understand their various loan repayment options and navigate various repayment plans
    2. Adjust their loan repayment strategy as their career progresses
    3. Avoid common mistakes and know what to look out for when dealing with loan servicers
    4. Shop the refinancing marketplace and know how to find the best value

    Speaker Bio 

    Brandon Barfield
    Co-founder, Director of Education
    Doctors Without Quarters

    Brandon Barfield is a co-founder of DWOQ, and serves as the Director of Education. He is nationally known as student loan expert for graduate health professions, and is regularly requested to present at some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions. Since 2011, Brandon has given over 500 loan repayment presentations for schools, hospitals, and medical conferences across the country. He also serves as a consultant for hospitals looking to incorporate loan repayment strategies into their compensation packages. 

    Brandon’s background includes student financial aid, financial planning, and he’s a US Army veteran. He has a degree in Finance as well as an MBA. With his diverse background in financial aid, financial planning and student loan advisory, Brandon has a broad understanding of the intricacies surrounding student loans, loan repayment strategies, and how they should be considered when physicians make other financial decisions.

    Brandon Barfield

    Co-founder, Director of Education, DWOQ

    Brandon Barfield is a co-founder of DWOQ, and serves as the Director of Education. He is nationally known as student loan expert for graduate health professions, and is regularly requested to present at some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions. Since 2011, Brandon has given over 500 loan repayment presentations for schools, hospitals, and medical conferences across the country. He also serves as a consultant for hospitals looking to incorporate loan repayment strategies into their compensation packages. 

    Brandon’s background includes student financial aid, financial planning, and he’s a US Army veteran. He has a degree in Finance as well as an MBA. With his diverse background in financial aid, financial planning and student loan advisory, Brandon has a broad understanding of the intricacies surrounding student loans, loan repayment strategies, and how they should be considered when physicians make other financial decisions.

  • Advocacy the First Years of Practice

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Advocacy the First Years of Practice presented by Carter Alleman, JD, Associate Director, Health Policy, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

    Advocacy the First Years of Practice presented by Carter Alleman, JD, Associate Director, Health Policy, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

    Learning Objectives

    After this webinar, attendees will be able to: 

    1. Define physician advocacy and create your own advocacy plan
    2. Analyze different forms of physician advocacy
    3. Describe current trends in advocacy
    4. Identify the current state of healthcare legislation and regulations and the impact on the physician community
    5. Outline areas for personal/professional advocacy in the first years of practice

    Speaker Bio

    Carter Alleman, JD
    Associate Director, Health Policy
    American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

    Carter L. Alleman, J.D., is the Associate Director, Health Policy and ACOS-PAC for the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He is an intrigal part in the College's advocacy efforts and assists in bring the College's view to Members of Congress and the Administration. Mr. Alleman also handles the operation of the ACOS-PAC, the College's PAC.

    Carter Alleman, JD

    Associate Director, Health Policy, ACOS

    Carter L. Alleman, J.D., is the Associate Director, Health Policy and ACOS-PAC for the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He is an intrigal part in the College's advocacy efforts and assists in bring the College's view to Members of Congress and the Administration. Mr. Alleman also handles the operation of the ACOS-PAC, the College's PAC.