We have made the difficult but necessary decision to suspend the COD Fellowship Program for the upcoming 2020-2021 cycle out of concern for the impact of the current pandemic on our ability to deliver a consistent, quality program for this year’s applicants. At this time, we do not anticipate a change to the overall application process for the 2021-2022 cycle. The application process for this cycle is scheduled to open in February 2021.
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"