Become a Fellow

Health Policy Fellowship


Program calendar and online application forms

The application process will open on February 1, 2018 and submission are due by May 1, 2018.  Nancy Cooper ( will be in touch with potential candidates to confirm receipt of applications and letters of recommendation. Notice of acceptance will occur by May.

Schedule for 2018 - 2019  

Program Description 2018 - 2019  

On Line Application for HPF Class of 2019   

On Line Recommendation   (please submit three)

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. Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine coordinates the certificate program in health policy through a collaboration of the the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and AACOM member colleges.

Program Schedule

Fellows attend an intensive five-day academic orientation in August, beginning eight monthly three-day weekend seminars. Seminars rotate among osteopathic colleges and the Washington D.C. offices of the AOA and AACOM. Completed application forms and three letters of reference are due by June 16 for the program beginning the following August.


Admission is competitive and open to applicants who hold the D.O. 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.


If you have any questions about becoming a Fellow, please contact us here.