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AOA 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 for the 2025 cohort.


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

  • OMED 2023: Networking opportunity with 2023 cohort and AOA leadership
  • Jan. 2024: Academy commences with an in-person session at the AOA offices in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb., March, June, Aug. and Sept. 2024: Virtual sessions ranging from two to four hours each
  • OMED 2024: Virtual and in-person sessions culminating with graduation

Please note, participants are asked to cover their own travel expenses for the two in-person meetings in Jan. and Oct. 2024. 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.

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

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