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The application deadline is quickly approaching for the 2016 AACOM Osteopathic Health Policy Intern (OHPI) Program. Current osteopathic medical students interested in health policy who would like to gain firsthand experience in Washington, DC are encouraged to apply. The application cycle closes on February 23, 2015.

The objective of the OHPI Program is to afford selected student interns the opportunity to develop an understanding and operational knowledge of how federal healthcare policy is developed and how to effectively influence public policy formulation and implementation. The interns are selected through a highly competitive process.

Selected applicants will each participate in a two-month internship with AACOM’s Government Relations Department. During this time, interns will gain a deeper understanding of health policy by completing a policy paper detailing a specific policy topic of interest.  Interns will have the opportunity to work on various advocacy projects, research legislation, meet with federal agency officials, and attend meetings and hearings on Capitol Hill.

To learn more about the OHPI Program, please read about the experiences of past OHPI Program interns.

AACOM provides interns a stipend, housing and local business travel expenses, and makes every practical effort to identify the two-month period that works best for each individual. For more information about the OHPI Program, including how to apply, visit the AACOM website

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January 2015
Vol. 9, No. 1