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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 participating in multiple 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
Eligibility
Admission is competitive and open to applicants who hold the D.O. degree or other graduate degree with strong linkages to the osteopathic profession. Applicants will be evaluated on professional experience and level of commitment.

The application process for the 2018-2019 class is now open and will close on Tuesday, May 1. 

Learn more about the Fellowship, which is sponsored by the AACOM and coordinated by the HPF office at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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