AACOM's SLDP is designed, not only to benefit the fellow and his or her institution, but also all osteopathic medical education. As a part of the yearlong SLDP experience, each fellow will identify a project at his or her institution that, when implemented, will have a significant impact in one or more of the following areas:
- Interprofessional education and collaborative practice
- Faculty recruitment, development, and retention
- Community outreach
- Information technology
- Relations within the academic health center or with the parent institution
- Relations with the practicing community
SLDP Fellows will identify their project shortly after Phase I, with the Capstone Project summary due prior to Phase V.
Because of major changes taking place around interprofessional education and collaborative practice, fellows are strongly encouraged to consider projects associated with this area.