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Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship

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American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Jun 1, 2023

The Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship (OHPF) is a leadership training program for osteopathic physicians and other associated health professionals who would like to learn about and implement health policy at local, state, and national levels.

The fellowship includes a 4-day academic orientation, 9 weekend seminars, and outside assignments.

The curriculum includes:

  • Foundations of health policy
  • Information systems for research and communication
  • Policy analysis and formulation
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Interpretation of statistical reporting
  • Writing skills for presentation and publication
  • Media training
  • Advocacy

Policy areas of study include:

  • Local, state, and federal health policy
  • Health inequities and disparities
  • Uninsured and vulnerable populations
  • Healthcare workforce
  • Quality of care and patient safety
  • Economics of health policy
  • Rural, urban, and other health disparate populations
  • Multicultural medicine
  • Medical education
  • Healthcare reform

Eligible participants are practicing or teaching osteopathic physicians and other individuals with an established connection to the osteopathic profession. OHPF Alumni include non-physician faculty and administrators, physician assistants, state osteopathic association and foundation directors, and hospital administrators.

Physician applicants should demonstrate 7 or more years of experience in professional settings in addition to their practice, and have an interest in health policy.

Non-physician applicants should have a graduate degree, at least 7 years of experience in their field, and a demonstrated history of interest and involvement in health policy.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

The cost of the sessions, including most meals during the meetings, are included in the program. Fellows and/or their sponsoring institutions are responsible for travel, accommodations, non-program meals, and other incidental costs.

There are 12 fellowship positions available.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the online application are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Healthcare executives · Healthcare quality · Leadership · Physician assistants · Physicians · Policy

Organizations (1)

  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, view details

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