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The application process is now open for the 2020-2021 COD Fellowship Program. Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2020*. 

*On March 20, the COD Fellowship Committee extended the deadline for applications to April 30, 2020. The Committee acknowledges that applicants have urgent responsibilities at their institutions around COVID-19. The extension will allow applicants to focus on these priorities and allow for a return to the application process when the situation has stabilized. 

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"

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