Under the guidance of the AOA Department of Professional Affairs, the Council of New Physicians in Practice (CNPP) acts as a resource center for all doctors of osteopathic medicine in their early years of practice.
The Council's goals include:
Identifying and addressing the unique needs and views of new physicians.
Reaching out to osteopathic medical student, intern and resident organizations to encourage early involvement in new physician issues.
Increasing the level of involvement of new physicians in local, state and national medical organizations.
Bringing together the community of new osteopathic physicians and instilling in them a sense of unity and loyalty to the osteopathic profession that will stay with them throughout their career.
Promoting the professional and personal development of new physicians.
The AOA considers a "new physician in practice" as one who completed his or her postdoctoral training within the last five years or graduated from a college of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation within the last 10 years.