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    COD Fellowship Program

    The application process is now closed. Please check back in early 2025 for information about the 2025-2026 application cycle. General information about the program is available below.

    The COD Fellowship Program was created to enhance the development of future leaders in academic medicine. It is designed for senior faculty members, including department chairs and assistant and associate deans, who are interested in being considered for deanships in the near future (i.e., the next two to four years). The program seeks applicants from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to individual demographics, academic discipline, institutional position, institution type, and geographic location. (Note: The program is not intended for candidates currently under active consideration for appointment to a deanship.)


    Value of Participation

    Feedback from previous COD Fellows indicates a number of professional and development benefits to participating in the program, including:

    “Opportunity to examine the dean’s role from several vantage points (e.g., faculty, chancellor, health system)”

    “Insight into national issues in academic medicine and day-to-day concerns about managing medical schools”

    “Exposure to institutions with different reporting structures, financial structures, relationship to clinical partners, etc., from one another and the fellow’s home institution”

    “Opportunity to build relationships with deans and other fellows throughout the year”