April 27, 2012:
Are you an osteopathic physician, resident or related professional who is seeking a leadership role at the intersection of osteopathic medicine and health policy? Consider applying for the Health Policy Fellowship (HPF) or the Training in Policy Studies (TIPS) program.
Health Policy Fellowship
HPF is a year-long AOA Certificate Program for mid-career osteopathic physicians. Executive-level health care professionals with a connection to osteopathic medicine are also eligible. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2012.
HPF participants will:
Study topics including federal and state roles in health policy, federal advocacy, access to care for the uninsured, vulnerable populations, rural health and the health care workforce.
Training in Policy Studies
TIPS is a program for second- and third-year (PGY2 and PGY3) osteopathic residents interested in health policy. The fellowship can be used for CME and academic credit. There is no tuition; however, travel and lodging average $1,000 per seminar, so most fellows apply for financial support from a specialty or state osteopathic association, hospital or college of osteopathic medicine.
TIPS participants will: