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Anatomy/OPP Fellowship

About the Program

The Anatomy/OPP Fellowship Program through the Departments of Anatomy and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is designed to expand the educational opportunities for selected students with guided learning experiences in the areas of medical education, research, Osteopathic Principles and Practices, and Anatomy while they assist in all phases of the departments’ operations.  An important emphasis of the Fellowship program is to formally train the students in medical education and begin a journey to achieve master’s level experience and preparation to become excellent teachers and faculty.

The Fellow(s) will receive a Master of Science in Adult Education (MSADE) degree, currently offered through a special arrangement with Troy University, as well as a certificate upon completion of the Fellowship and appropriate recognition at graduation.

The duties, benefits, obligations, and expectations of the Anatomy/OPP Fellows include, but are not limited to:

Duties and Benefits

  • Assist in lecturing, teaching of practical skills, and/or counseling of the first-, second-, and third-year medical students
  • Assist in development and implementation of OMS-III network-wide OPP curriculum
  • Develop or participate in research projects with the assistance of the basic science and/or clinical faculty
  • Complete a Master of Science in Adult Education (MSADE), currently offered through a special arrangement with Troy University
  • Provide clinical services under the supervision of clinical faculty members
  • Devote a minimum of forty (40) hours per week to Fellowship activities
  • Fellows receive a monthly stipend (currently $1,200/Fellow)
  • Fellows receive support to attend national professional training ($1,500/Fellow)
  • Fellows are granted a tuition waiver during the fellowship year and one additional year


  • One-year program
  • Extension of predoctoral training period by twelve months, making the total time between matriculation and graduation five years
  • The “term” of the fellowship may begin after successful completion of the OMS-II year, COMLEX Level 1 exam, and when the student is eligible for entry into the clinical years’ curriculum

If an Anatomy/OPP Fellow fails to complete the Fellowship Program, he/she will be required to repay the balance of full tuition and any fees regardless of the date of departure from the fellowship.  Any serious extenuating circumstances will be considered such as a medical or financial emergency, maternity, call to active military service, etc.  The monthly stipend will be immediately discontinued.


  • Demonstrate professionalism as defined by the Standards of Professional Conduct in the ACOM Student Handbook.  Unprofessional behavior could result in disciplinary action, including, but not limited to a meeting with the program directors, a meeting with the Student Progress Committee, and dismissal from the program.
  • Maintain a level of professionalism expected of the ACOM Faculty.  Unprofessional behavior could result in disciplinary action detailed in the ACOM Faculty Handbook.
  • Verify they have no conflict(s) of interest that may prohibit their professional duties.  Fellows are expected to make the program directors aware of any potential conflict(s) of interest that may arise.
  • Submit appropriate written requests for excused absences, as defined in the ACOM Student Handbook, for approval to the Associate Dean of Student Services.
  • Fellows program schedule will reflect that of the OMS-III class.  Fellows will not receive time off in the summer prior to beginning rotations, but holidays during the academic year, including Winter Break and Spring Break, will apply.
  • Fellows may be required to travel to core sites for didactic days and other ACOM-related functions as directed by the Associate Dean of Clinical Sciences.
  • Fellows may assist the Division of Student Services with interviews, online recruiting, campus tours, etc.
  • Fellows are invited to attend weekly APECC meetings.

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Below is a list of required financial forms for ACOM’s SGA-sanctioned clubs, interest groups and organizations.

Pre-Approval Form

Travel Fund Application

Organization Checking Accounts Policy

Organization Budget Template

Media requests or questions? Contact an ACOM media representative.

ACOM’s Office of the Registrar provides forms related to student information that may be useful to current and prospective students. If you have a question about a form or do not see the form you need, please contact the Registrar at (334) 699-2266 or at

Replacement Diploma Form
Change of Name and Contact Information Request
Release for Letter of Recommendation
Request for Release of Information
Absence Notification and Approval Form
Club Officer Certification Form

Below is a list of other forms for ACOM’s SGA-sanctioned clubs, interest groups and organizations.

Student Service Activity or Event Form

Apparel and Item Approval Form

Official Organization Information Form

ACOM Media Release Form

Guest Speaker Form


Password Change/Reset
Email and OneDrive

Teaching and Learning

Event Request Form

Office of Information Systems Policies

Access Controls Security Policy
ACOM User ID Policy
Data Classification and Security Policy
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy
Electronic Mail Policy
Information Security Plan
Information Technology Usage Policy
Internet and WWW Page Policy
IT Security Incident Reporting and Response Policy
Backup and Retention Policy
Media Sanitization and Disposal Policy
Operations and Management Security Policy
Physical and Environmental Security Policy
Security for Information, Computing, and Network Preferences
System Development and Maintenance Security Policy
Wireless Local Area Network Policy
Official Electronic Correspondence with Faculty, Staff, and Students
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) File Sharing Policy
ACOM Printing Policy
ACOM Security Camera Policy

Submit a Problem or Question

The OIS Service Desk is available to help you with technology-related questions or problems. You can call, email, or just drop by.

Contact Information

Chat Online

Password Change/Reset

(334) 699-2266 ext. 4141

Hours of Operation

Monday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Our Goal

The goal of the OIS Service Desk is to provide ACOM faculty, staff, and students with an effective primary point of contact for ACOM recommended software and computing resources. The OIS Service Desk will resolve the issue or distribute the call to the appropriate staff, technology group, or appropriate resource in order to best meet the needs of the client.
myACOM MyACOM: for students, faculty and staff to collaborate.
SeaMed SEAMed: Learning management site. View course material.
PaperCut PaperCut: Virtual printing management site add money to account and web print.
Email Email: Web access to your email and OneDrive.
DNA Citrix Desktop DNA Citrix Desktop: Access all network resources from any device.
iTunes U iTunes University: Public website.
SimulationIQ Simulation IQ: Clinical simulation portal.
SeaMed ACOM Self Service: Student portal used to pay fees and tuition.


Self Help Links

Password Reset
Office 365 & Email
myACOM Sharepoint site
Power Campus Self-Service
PaperCut Printing

Forms & Templates


Summer Research Opportunities


Principal Investigator (or Co-PI) and Project Director (or Co-PD)
Human Subjects Policy
Biosafety Policy
Limited Submission Policy
Lobbying Activity
Ethical Policies for Conducting Research

Forms & Applications

Faculty/Student Routing and Grant Acquisition Form
IBC Incident Report Form
IBC Modification Form
IBC Application


Budget Proposal Template
Clinical Vignette Informed Consent Template
Project Biosafety Manual Template


Research Proposal/Research Protocol Guide
IRB for Human Subjects Use Submission Procedure
Decision Tree for IRB Submission
De-Identification Guide
Significant Sample Size Guide
Biosafety Manual

Applications & Checklists

Exempt Application Checklist
Expedited Application Checklist
Full Review Application

Key Personnel

Nicole Mitchell, MA, MLIS
Chair of ACOM Institutional Review Board
Associate Professor of Library and Information Sciences

Katelyn Flynn
Faculty Research Compliance & Grants/Projects Manager

Research Committee

The goal of ACOM’s Research Committee is to establish a premier research institute and maintain a comprehensive research program founded in bench, clinical, medical education, and translational research including community outreach programs that engage osteopathic students in research interests and opportunities.


Christina Kennedy, PhD
Chair of ACOM Research Committee
Associate Professor of Physiology

James D. Foster, PhD
Associate Dean of Anatomical Sciences, Molecular Medicine, Research & Graduate Studies

Audrey Vasauskas, PhD
Associate Professor of Physiology

Kim Schoeffel, DO
Professor of Pediatrics

Ronda Carter, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Krissy Travers
Coordinator of Willed Body Program and Anatomy & Research Labs

Katelyn Flynn
Faculty Research Compliance & Grants/Projects Manager


Grant Basics Presentation
Budget FAQs


Sample Timeline
Budget Proposal Template


CITI Program
CITI Registration Instructions

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest Policy
What are conflicts?

Register for an Admissions Tour!

Register for a Prospective Student Open House!

Other Forms and Acknowledgments


Time Sheet (Single Student)

Time Sheet (Group)

SME Acknowledgment