Your application will consist of the following:
- a letter expressing your interest in the OHPI Program (one page maximum)
- a position paper that includes: a summary of a current healthcare or higher education policy and its impact to osteopathic medical education; an argument on why the policy should change; and recommended steps (one page maximum)
- your curriculum vitae
- at least three letters of recommendation
When selecting your topic, keep in mind current public policy issues of interest to AACOM (e.g., physician workforce, graduate medical education, health professions training, or student financial aid). Please browse AACOM's Public Policy Agenda and AACOM Advocacy Day for the most recent policy issues of interest to AACOM.
Letters of recommendation should come from individuals outside of AACOM who can attest to your qualifications, academic record, character, and advocacy background, such as your preceptors and professors. Letters from institutional leadership are encouraged. Letters of recommendation from current AACOM staff are welcome but will not count towards the minimum letter requirement. Letters may be submitted with the application packet. Alternatively, applicants may notify the OHPI Program contact that the recommenders will submit letters of recommendation separately.
All complete applications are reviewed by AACOM. Reviewers will look for applications that demonstrate strong writing ability, advocacy and leadership experience, policy knowledge and the capacity to assist GR staff in reaching AACOM policy goals.
Please note: OHPI appointments are contingent on the successful completion of a background check. Background check release forms will be sent to the tentative appointees. The background check includes verification of Social Security number, county and multi-state criminal search, education and degree check, and a certification/credential check, if applicable. You may still withdraw your application without prejudice at this point if you do not wish to complete the background check process. Once background checks are successfully completed, OHPI appointments are officially announced.
How to Apply
All application packets (letter of interest, position paper, CV, and at least three letters of recommendation) should be submitted electronically to Trey Hines, Government Relations Manager, at email@example.com.
Government Relations Manager