Thank you for your interest in the AOA's Training in Policy Studies Fellowship Program. The TIPS Fellowship seeks to prepare the next generation of leaders in the osteopathic profession. It is a policy-based program, generously funded by the American Osteopathic Association, that provides an understanding of current health care policy issues, as well as leadership opportunities. 
To be considered for the TIPS fellowship program, please complete this application, which entails submitting the following items:
  • an updated resume or CV uploaded to the application page;
  • a 250-500 word statement of purpose explaining why you hope to join the program;
  • a writing sample, and;
  • a nomination form completed by a reference who is familiar with your interest and/or involvement in policy. 

We encourage you to make sure these items are ready before beginning the application. The application for the 2022-2023 cohort will be open until Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Decisions will be issued in September, and the first meeting will take place in October. While not necessary during the application process, selected candidates must become AOA members at the resident level by October 14th in order to participate.
If you have any questions or technical issues, contact tips@osteopathic.org. Thank you for your interest in driving change through policy, and we look forward to reviewing your application.