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1.  TOUCH Hour Logging Mistakes

Posted 24 days ago

I have logged many of my hours under volunteer. Do these count toward service awards? I'm not even sure what the difference is, because under the rules and regulations it seems any community service is considered TOUCH hours?

How can we go about changing these if we have already posted most/all our hours under volunteer?

Mario Tempe
Des Moines IA

2.  RE: TOUCH Hour Logging Mistakes

Posted 18 days ago
please review the posting How to change or delete an event?.  There are 3 different type of hours TOUCH and Volunteer and Service. The difference between TOUCH and Volunteer can be found on the TOUCH Protocols and Standards, which has been recently updated. Service hours are the total of all TOUCH Hours (approved or denied and planning hours at 100%) and all Volunteer Hours. 

Kate Hirsch
Administrator for the Department of Medical Education
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine