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Keith Egan, AACOM’s second 2013 Osteopathic Health Policy Intern (OHPI) (pictured left), began his internship on May 28. Mr. Egan is a fourth-year student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bates College and a Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Mr. Egan is currently on pace to graduate from UNECOM in spring 2014 with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.

Mr. Egan served as the student representative on the AOA’s Bureau of Federal Health Policy for 2012-2013. Prior  to starting his studies at UNECOM, Mr. Egan worked on two HIV behavior health research trials in Washington, DC and served as Senior Disease Intervention Specialist at the STD Control Branch at the California Department of Public Health where he worked with both patients and representatives from state and local communicable disease programs to respond to local disease outbreaks.

Mr. Egan is currently an active member of several associations, including the the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), and the Maine Osteopathic Association (MOA).

The OHPI program is an opportunity for selected students to work in AACOM’s Government Relations Department to gain a deeper understanding of health policy development and implementation, meet with federal agency officials, attend hearings on Capitol Hill, and conduct research on current health policy issues.

Please visit the OHPI website for further information on the OHPI Program.

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