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Leadership Institute



About AACOM Leadership Institute

The AACOM Leadership Institute offers leadership development opportunities to leaders and aspiring leaders in the osteopathic medical and medical education community. The goal is to cultivate strong leaders to meet key areas of need in the growing and dynamic osteopathic profession.

The Institute offers a variety of programs based on a range of career stages and trajectories. You can find descriptions of each of these programs below.

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



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.

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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.

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"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



Graduate Medical Education - Leadership Development Program

The Graduate Medical Education (GME) Leadership Development Program, or GME-LDP, is a hands-on program for GME professionals covering a range of topics including competency-based education, assessment and evaluation, recruitment and retention of residents, and tools to advance your academic career.  The program will include group discussions, case studies, role playing, interactive exercises, and presentations to help build and support your professional and personal growth.  GME-LDP will provide you with new tools and leave you looking at your role through a widened lens.

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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 health care 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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