The 2023-2024 Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship (OHPF) application cycle will open in February.
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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.
Application for one of 12 fellowship positions is competitive. Applicants are expected to demonstrate seven or more years of experience in professional settings in addition to their practice (i.e., a minimum of 7 years post-Residency), and demonstrate an interest in policy issues. The minimum requirements for non-physician applicants are a bachelor’s degree (graduate degree preferred), a minimum of 7 years’ experience in their field, and a demonstrated history of interest in policy issues. Most successful non-physician applicants will have an appointment at an osteopathic institution, such as a college, health care setting, foundation, or state or regional association.
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 email OHPPrograms@gmail.com.