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.
Fellows attend an intensive five-day academic orientation in August, beginning eight monthly three-day weekend seminars. Seminars rotate among osteopathic colleges and the Washington D.C. offices of the AOA and AACOM.
August 12-16: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
October 4-6: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
November 6-8: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
December 2-5: AACOM Office, Washington, DC
January 8-10: VCOM, Blacksburg Virginia Campus
Dates TBD: Puerto Rico
March 5-7: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
April 9-11: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
May 7-9: AOA Office, Chicago
June 6-8: AACOM Office, Washington, DC
August 20: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dublin, OH
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.
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.
If you have any questions about becoming a Fellow, please contact us here.