January 2021 Update: To allow for a more complete understanding of how the 2021-2022 COD Fellowship Program cycle may be impacted by challenges arising from the current pandemic, we will delay the next call for applications originally scheduled for February 2021. We will provide an update on the program’s status and the anticipated date of the 2021-2022 call for applications in Spring 2021. We do not anticipate significant changes to the application process with regard to required application materials.
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.)
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"