The application process is now closed. Please check back in February 2020 for information about the 2020-2021 application cycle. General information about the current 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. (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"