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Diabetes Fellowship Program

Fellow with patient

The Diabetes Fellowship Program is a vibrant one year program designed to prepare primary care physicians in diabetes management through extensive clinical training and research. This program is one of the few known ­programs nationally focusing on training primary care physicians in clinical diabetes care and research, and it is the only Diabetes Fellowship program at an osteopathic medical school.

Since the program began in 2004, all of its fellows have gone on to successful careers as diabetologists and have published articles in national peer review journals. Diabetes Fellows train and work alongside other ­diabetes related specialists including endocrinologists, cardiologists, nephrologists, podiatrists, ophthalmologists and wound care specialists. At the completion of the Fellowship, the physician will have new expertise and ­insight to manage diabetes in a systematic manner and be recognized as a leader in diabetes care.

Candidate selection is a competitive process and based on prior academic performance, a comprehensive interview process and recommendations from supervising faculty/attending physicians. Fellows receive an annual­ stipend, excellent benefits package and an assistant professor appointment at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. All of our fellows learn a lot of inpatient (80%) and outpatient (20%) care, complete the NCQA recognition for diabetes care and either publish or present a research project or paper in a peer-reviewed journal or national meeting.

For more information contact Amber Healy, Director, Fellowship Program at or Melissa Standley, Director of Operations at

High priority is placed on the creation of an environment ­supportive of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.­ We seek candidates with a commitment to working effectively­ with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.