Diabetes Fellowship - O'Bleness Hospital
Diabetes Fellowship - O'Bleness Hospital
We train our fellows to become experts in diabetes management for patients of all ages.
OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital, in partnership with the Diabetes Institute at Ohio University, offers a comprehensive, one-year non-accredited diabetes fellowship program. The focus of this program is centered around the prevention, detection and management of diabetes. We accept one fellow a year into this program.
Preparing the next generation of diabetes physicians.
We offer advanced training in all areas of diabetes with a focus on the rural environment.
Our program takes an interdisciplinary approach to diabetes clinical care in a dynamic environment and builds on the foundational skills established in the primary care residency.
Our fellows will have robust exposure to a broad range of inpatient and outpatient care consultation services under the supervision of our board-certified physicians. In addition, the fellows will be provided training in an area of the country with a higher than average percentage of patients who have diabetes and be responsible for educating medical students, residents, other team members and patients and their families.
We give you the tools necessary to improve the quality of life for those affected by diabetes.
The program structure balances mentored and fellow-directed practice through innovative research, progressive clinical care, education and community outreach.
- Rotation Opportunities
In addition to O'Bleness Hospital fellows will have the opportunity to rotate in the pediatrics department of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston.
- Scholarly Activities
We have full-time, dedicated faculty members who are available to provide support and guidance for fellows on their research and quality improvement projects. Fellows will have the opportunities to participate in the below scholarly activities:
- Dedicated time for research and CITI training.
- Expectation to submit a paper for publication or present at either a regional or national meeting to complete the fellowship.
- Opportunity to present at the Diabetes Coalition quarterly meeting.
- Oral or poster presentations at the May Diabetes Institute research seminar.
- Access to shared databases through the staffed library.
- Monthly didactics incorporating Ohio University Diabetes Institute Research Seminars and Diabetes Certificate lectures.
- Attendance at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions.
- Participation in the American Diabetes Association post-graduate course for healthcare professionals
- Mentorship Program
We match fellows with an experienced faculty member to provide one-to-one guidance centered on engagement, leadership, research, interpersonal skills and career development.
- Success Stories
Previous graduates of this fellowship program have landed in a variety of leadership roles across the country. Some of these fellows include:
Jay Shubrook, D.O.
- Past Program Director of the Diabetes Fellowship program at OUHCOM
- Founding Program Director of the Diabetes Fellowship program at Touro University
- Editorial board contributor for several journals
- Chair of Primary Care Advisory Group of the American Diabetes Association
- Chair of the Research Committee and Guidelines advantage -collaboration between American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and the ADA
Andy Wapner, D.O., MPH
- Director of the Center for Public Health Practice at OSU
- Clinical Assistant Professor at Ohio State University
- Previous Chronic Disease Director at the Ohio Department of Health
- Previous Medical Officer for the Ohio Department of Health
Amber Healy, D.O.
- Assistant Clinical Professor at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Director of the Diabetes Fellowship Program shared by Ohio University and OhioHealth
- Director of the Clinical Division at the Diabetes Institute at Ohio University
- Fellow Well-Being
We know that to take care of others, we must first take care of ourselves. We work closely with our fellows to help them keep a healthy work-life balance. We achieve this in a variety of ways that include but are not limited to the following.
- Three weeks paid vacation
- Membership to the American Diabetes Association
- Budget to assist in the development of a research project
- Free on-site fitness center membership
- Onsite, free parking
- OhioHealth employee assistance programs