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Council of Deans Fellowship Program

The Council of Deans Fellowship and Leadership Committee is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Council of Deans Fellowship Program (deadline for applications is March 31, 2015).
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. (Note: The program is not intended for candidates currently under active consideration for appointment to a deanship.) Complete 2015-2016 program description. 

Program Guidelines

Financial support
The cost of participation in the COD Fellowship Program is the responsibility of the fellow’s home institution.

Application process
An Application for the COD Fellowship contains the following three items:

  • A cover letter addressing the reasons for the applicant’s interest in the fellowship and including a statement of career goals

  • A curriculum vitae

  • A letter of support from the applicant’s dean*

*In the event that we receive more than one application from any one school, the dean will be asked to nominate a single candidate.

Applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship are now open (until March 31, 2015). Please download the complete program description above. To submit an application or for additional information, please email

Past COD Fellows

2014-2015 Fellows
2013-2014 Fellows
2002-2009 Fellowship Program Participants


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Open Deanships

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The Deans' Assistants Group (DAG)

DAG represents the administrative/executive assistants to deans in colleges of medicine.