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Leadership Institute


Become a Fellow

The application cycle for the 2023-2024 Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship will open in March.  

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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.


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  Dates  Location  Topic
 August  18-21  WVSOM Orientation, Equity, Medicare, Medicaid
 September  16-18  Virtual Remote Health Care Systems, QI/QA,: Rural Health, Underserved Populations
 October  14-16  Virtual Paying for Health Care
 October  27-30  Boston OMED*
 November  4-6  DesMoines State's Issues
 December  8-10  AACOM - DC Federal Agencies


 Month  Dates  Location  Topic
 January  13-15  ATSU-SOMA  Vulnerable Populations
 February  10-12  Virtual  Workforce
 March  17-20  Dallas  AOCFP Conference*
 April  14-16  Detroit  Urban Health
 May  12-14  Virtual  Technology
 June  17-21  AACOM - DC  Advocacy, Hill Visits, Graduation

* Attendance not required as part of the Fellowship.


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