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Leadership Academy

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Enhance your leadership expertise through the AOA’s Leadership Academy

Join leaders from across the osteopathic profession in the 2024 cohort!

The AOA is proud to offer the Leadership Academy for our members! This program provides opportunities for skill development and enhancement for future leadership roles within the AOA, the osteopathic profession and beyond. The application for the 2024 AOA Leadership Academy is now closed. Please check back at a future date to learn about opportunities to participate in the 2025 cohort.


The 10-month academy includes both virtual and in-person components.

  • OMED 2023: Networking opportunity with 2023 cohort and AOA leadership
  • January 2024: Academy commences with an in-person session at the AOA offices in Chicago
  • February, March, April, June and August 2024: Virtual sessions ranging from three to four hours each
  • OMED 2024: Final in-person session culminating with graduation

Please note, participants are asked to cover their own travel expenses for the two in-person meetings in January and September. Limited scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


This academy is ideal for osteopathic medical students, residents, fellows and new physicians in practice who are looking to enhance their leadership skills. Candidates will preferably have some leadership experience within the profession prior to participating in the program.

Academy content

Session content includes:

  • Leadership styles
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Balancing clinical practice and leadership roles
  • Meeting management
  • Delegation and empowerment
  • And so much more!

We’ve also partnered with GoalMakers and Rx for The Business of Medicine to provide business-centric content in online modules.

Affiliate sponsorship opportunities

State and specialty affiliates are invited to sponsor an Academy participant of their choosing. In order to reserve a sponsored seat in the 2024 cohort, a $500 registration fee is required and the affiliate agrees to cover their nominee’s travel expenses for the two in-person sessions in January and September 2024.

Thank you to our 2024 Leadership Academy affiliate sponsors!





Questions about the program can be directed to Priya Garg, MBA, AOA Chief Engagement and Diversity Officer.

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