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The AACOM Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship 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 nine 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