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Professional Development

Health Policy Fellowship Application Cycle Now Open

The AACOM Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship (HPF) program is a year-long leadership training program designed for practicing or teaching osteopathic physicians and other osteopathic medical educators who are preparing for leadership roles in the profession and positions of influence in health and higher education policy.

Health Policy Fellows attend an intensive five-day academic orientation before entering the regimen of 10 three-day weekend seminars on important policy issues at the local, state, and federal level. 

Topics covered include:

  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Health professions workforce
  • Rural health
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Economics of health care
  • Ethical issues in health policy
  • Emergency preparedness and public health
  • The uninsured
  • Managed care
  • Policy and politics

The application process for the 2018-2019 class is now open and will close on Monday, April 2. 

Learn more about the Fellowship, which is sponsored by AACOM and coordinated by the HPF office at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM).