Medical Student Fellowship Programs

ACOM offers two one-year medical student fellowship programs. Through these programs, the fellows 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.

Anatomy/OPP Fellowship 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.

  • 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 APECC meetings.

Clinical Simulation Fellowship

The Clinical Simulation Fellowship is designed to expand the educational opportunities for selected students with guided learning experiences in the areas of medical education, research, and Clinical Simulation while they assist in all phases of the ACOM Division of Clinical Sciences’ operation. An important emphasis of the Fellows program is to formally train the student in medical education and begin a journey to achieve master’s level experience and preparation to become excellent teachers and faculty.

  • Assist in all aspects of the Clinical Sciences Simulation program, and counseling of
    the first and second year medical students.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of PCS I-IV Clinical Sciences Simulation program (i.e., writing and programing of cases, interfacing cases with high fidelity simulators, Simulation Competitions, etc.)
  • Teach, assist, and supervise the teaching of clinical skills (i.e., IV insertion, lumbar puncture, suturing, and physical exam).
  • Assess impact of curriculum on students.
  • Provide assistance to Primary Clinical Skills activities as directed by Clinical Skills faculty.
  • Develop or participate in research projects with the assistance of the basic science and/or clinical faculties.
  • Complete a Master of Science in Adult Education (MSADE) currently offered through a special arrangement with Troy University.
  • Clinical Sciences Simulation Fellows are required to devote a minimum of forty hours per week to Fellowship activities.
  • Fellows will receive a monthly stipend (currently $1,200/Fellow) while engaged at ACOM fellows program activities.
  • Fellows receive support to attend national professional training ($1,500/Fellow).
  • Fellows will be 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 I Exam, and is eligible for entry into the clinical years’ curriculum.
  • If a Clinical Sciences Simulation 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, but any serious extenuating circumstances will be considered such as a medical emergency, a financial emergency, maternity, a call to active military service, etc. The stipend will immediately be discontinued.
  • Must demonstrate professionalism as defined by the Standards of Professional Conduct within the ACOM Student Handbook. Unprofessional behavior could result in disciplinary action including but not limited to a meeting with the program chairs, a meeting with the Student Progress Committee, and the possible recommendations to the Dean for dismissal from the program or ACOM.
  • Must maintain a level of professionalism expected of the ACOM Faculty. Unprofessional behavior could result in disciplinary action detailed in Chapter 6, Section 2c, Subsection 3d of the ACOM Faculty Handbook up to termination of Fellowship.
  • Before entering the program, Fellows must verify that they have no conflicts of interest that may prohibit their professional duties. Fellows are expected to make program directors aware of any potential conflicts of interest that may arise.
  • Appropriate written requests for excused absences as defined in the current ACOM Student Handbook must be approved by the program directors and submitted to the Associate Dean of Student Services.
  • The Fellows program schedule will reflect that of the OMS III class. The 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.