What should I do first on the new site? Register! Once you’re in, list your practice so patients can find you.
Why should I register? For access to exclusive content available only to verified OCOM Alumni and students! Jobs, rental opportunities, practice resources, news and more.
How do I register? On the homepage, to the right, you’ll find “Create an Account.” Enter your information and an email will be sent for you to verify. (Tip: use your email as your username so you don’t have one more thing to remember!)
Why are there two steps to register?! Why doesn't it happen automatically? The extra step is for your security. When you click the link in your email, OCOM can verify that you are an alumni or a student. OCOMmunity only! You’ll then be sent a second email letting you know you’re approved and you’re ready to go!
Why should I add my practice details? Prospective patients and alumni often call OCOM asking for a reference for a practitioner in their area who was trained at the top school in the nation. Because of FERPA privacy laws, we cannot tell them who you are and where you practice without your permission. Make sure you don’t miss out on free and easy referrals!
The practitioner search also works well on mobile devices, so if your patient asks for a reference in a certain part of the country, you can send them to a fellow alum without even leaving the treatment room.
How do I add/change my practice details so patients can find me? Once you’re registered and logged into the site, got to “Connect” in the menu, then “Edit Profile.”
Why should I join the OCOM Alumni Association? First, the benefits to you more than pay for the cost of membership! Secondly, the more people join, the more benefits the OCOM Alumni Association can offer. Think: more free CE, professional development support, grants for alumni, scholarships, support for political advocacy, scope of practice, legal initiatives and state organization collaboration.
How do I post to the professional opportunity board? On the menu, find “Professional Opps.” and choose “Post.” The ability to post is not limited to registered users, so let your office managers and professional connections know that if they want to reach the best practitioners in the country, to head to alumni.ocom.edu
How do I use the Opportunities board? Only OCOM alumni and students can view professional opportunities. Once you’re logged in, you can sort the opportunities by employment opportunities, space lease/rent, practice for sale, workshop or other.
What plans do you have for future features? Lots! We’re currently developing the Professional Development Center resources, which will serve as a resource bank for your practice. Top recommended resources including forms, protocols, marketing material, etc will be featured in categories for easy reference.
You’ll notice as you fill out our practitioner profile that there is an option to check yes or no for those interested in serving as an alumni mentor. We will develop a mentor resource center that will help connect alum to alum mentorship opportunities.
A full library of Alumni Profiles is coming soon. Look for a redesign of the front page that will serve as a dashboard to easily navigate to the best resources and news and events!