The Osteopathic Health Policy Intern Program (OHPI) enables osteopathic medical students to spend two months in AACOM’s government relations department developing an understanding and operational knowledge of how federal health care policy is developed and how to have an effective impact on public policy formulation.
Curious what the program offers? Read the experiences of some of our previous interns below:
Understanding History: A First Step in Advocating for Black Patients
February 07, 2022
AACOM's current Osteopathic Health Policy Intern Alana Castro-Gilliard, OMS IV, VCOM - Virginia Campus, shares her experiences and thoughts on improving racial equity in medical school.
Advocating for Rural Health: An Action You Can Take this National Rural Health Day
December 08, 2021
Intern Kaitlyn Thomas, OMS IV, shares how she will advocate for rural graduate medical education during National Rural Health Day.
Advocating for Healthcare Professionals' Mental Health: A Call to Action this Mental Health Awareness Month
May 27, 2021
Jennifer Lee, OMS-IV discusses her research on mental health in medicine and how to advocate to improve mental health among healthcare professionals and students.
OHPI Mianna Armstrong, OMS-IV, MS
May 07, 2019
OHPI Mianna Armstrong, OMS-IV, MS on what it's like to be an AACOM Osteopathic Health Policy Intern
OPHI Farrah Rink, OMS-IV, MHSc
March 15, 2019
OHPI Farrah Rink, OMS-IV, MHSc reflects on her time as an Osteopathic Health Policy Intern with AACOM's Government Relations team.