Leadership Institute

Cultivating strong leaders in the osteopathic medical education community to meet key areas of need in the growing and dynamic osteopathic profession

AACOM's Leadership Institute offers a variety of programs based on a range of career stages and trajectories. Explore our programs below:

Senior Leadership Development Program

The Senior Leadership Development Program (SLDP) develops and enhances critical leadership and management competencies for current and future leaders of U.S. colleges of osteopathic medicine.

Applications for the 2024-25 cycle are being accepted until May 20.

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Nicole Wadsworth"One of the biggest assets of this program is networking and developing a deeper understanding of colleges of osteopathic medicine across the nation."
    —Nicole Wadsworth, DO, dean, NYITCOM

Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship

The Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship (OHPF) provides osteopathic physicians and other professionals the skills they need to analyze, formulate, and implement health policy on the local, state and national level.

Accepting applications for the 2024-2025 cohort. 

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Osteopathic Health Policy Internship

The Osteopathic Health Policy Internship (OHPI) Program enables osteopathic medical students to spend two consecutive months in Washington, DC at AACOM’s Office of Government Relations. To the extent practical, every effort is made to identify the two-month period that best accommodates each student's schedule. The objective of the program is to allow selected student interns to develop knowledge of federal healthcare and higher education policy and how to have a foundational impact on public policy formulation. The program is open to current osteopathic medical students.

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