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Fellowship FAQs

Fellow studying report

1. How long is a fellowship?
A fellowship typically last one year from July ­1st ­to June 30th.

2. Where will I be working?
The fellowship work sites are at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio, along with partnering hospitals in Athens, Ohio and Parkersburg, WV.

3. Who is eligible for the fellowship?
Fellows must be graduates of an AOA-/ACGME-approved residency in Family Medicine ­or ­Internal Medicine; BE board-certified/eligible in their primary specialty; must have Ohio licensure; and DEA licensure. D.O. and M.D. graduates are eligible.

4. How do I apply?
The application process is on-going. We are ­currently ­gearing ­up to take ­applications for the 2017-18 ­fellow­ position.  Applications will be available online at: ; Keyword: Diabetes.

5. What types of patients would I expect to encounter during the fellowship?
The fellowship provides an opportunity to see a diverse patient population in terms of age, gender and economic status. Patients are seen on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

6. Describe a typical week in the life of a fellow?
Fellows will spend about 60% of their time in a clinical care outpatient setting. Approximately 10-20% will be spent in their own specialty and 10-20% in a research and scholarly activity, and 5% will involve work with the Diabetes Free Clinic providing direct patient care and in hospital care.

7. What is it like to live in Athens, Ohio?
Athens is a small college town community located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It offers a wide variety of social, intellectual and recreational opportunities.