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Leadership Institute


Become a Fellow

Purpose and Structure

This year-long program is designed for individuals who are preparing for leadership roles in the osteopathic profession and positions of influence in health policy.


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

Program Requirements

Fellows must be an active participant in all sessions, devote at least 20 hours each month to reading and research assignments, and complete health policy writing projects.


The Fellowship offers a broad range of analytic and communication tools applicable to health policy: Foundations of Health Policy; Information Systems for Research; Statistical Analysis and Interpretation; Policy Formulation; Policy Analysis; and Writing for Presentation and Publication. Guest experts on health policy issues serve as seminar discussion leaders and resources for problem-based case studies. Policy areas addressed include: economics of health policy; federal and state health programs; health professions workforce; special populations; medical education; and health reform.

Program Schedule


 Month  Topic
 August  Orientation
 September  Remote Health Care
 October  Paying for Health Care
 October  OMED*
 November  State's Issues
 December  Federal Agencies

* Attendance not required as part of the Fellowship.


 Month  Topic
 January  Vulnerable Populations
 February  Disaster Health Care
 March  AOCFP Conference*
 April  Medical Education
 May  Urban Health
 June  Advocacy / Graduation


If you have any questions about becoming a Fellow, please email OHPPrograms@gmail.com.