Become a Fellow

Health Policy Fellowship

 

Program calendar and online application forms

The application process will open on April 1, 2017 and submission are due by June 16, 2017.  Nancy Cooper (coopern@ohio.edu) will be in touch with potential candidates to confirm receipt of applications and letters of recommendation. Notice of acceptance will occur in July.

Schedule for 2017 - 2018

Program Description 2017 - 2018 

On Line Application for Health Policy Fellowship Class  of 2017  -  2018

On Line Recommendation for the Health Policy Fellowship Class of 2017 - 2018   (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.

Eligibility

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.

Curriculum

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.

Questions?

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