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The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) William L. Wetzel Fellowship Program was created to expose osteopathic post-graduates to organized medicine and to develop future MAOPS leaders. Recipients must demonstrate an intent to practice medicine in Missouri, a commitment to the profession, leadership skills, ethical behavior, professionalism, integrity, and good moral character.


  • Michelle Helton, DO

  • Jordon Palmer, DO



  • Jared Nichols, DO



  • All expenses, within reason, will be paid for activities related to completion of the Wetzel Fellowship.
  • $5,000 upon completion of the Wetzel Fellowship requirements and upon establishment of permanent, full-time practice in the state of Missouri.
  • Wetzel Fellows will receive a plaque commemorating their achievement.
  • Wetzel Fellows will be recognized on a plaque at the MAOPS Central Office upon completion of the Wetzel Fellowship Program.


Application Process

  • Completion of the standard Wetzel Fellowship Application.
  • Submission of two letters of recommendation with one being from their postgraduate program director (4th year medical students should apply only after program selection)
  • MAOPS postgraduate membership is required. 
  • Interview with the MAOPS Leadership Development Committee (LDC).



Annual Requirement Checklist

  • Applicants should be osteopathic postgraduate physicians intending to practice in Missouri.
  • Each Wetzel Fellow will have two years to complete the program requirements. However, discernible progress must be made each year once the program is started.

  • View the annual requirements checklist HERE


The Wetzel Scholar and Fellow programs are currently at capacity and applications for new candidates are not being accepted. Please check back for openings in Fall 2020.


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