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FAQs for Prospective Fellows

1. How do I become a Fellow?

Each year, the FACNM BOG elects new Fellows-at-Large from a slate of applicants. Fellowship is conferred for the lifetime of the individual and can only be revoked by a two-thirds vote of the FACNM Board of Governors. In addition to being certified by AMCB and having sustained active or associate membership within the ACNM for a minimum of 5 consecutive years, elected Fellows must also meet certain criteria.

2. What is the timeline for applying?

The application process will open in November and applications are due early January. Please see the application criteria and timeline for further information.  Here is the specific timeline for applying and notification:

  • Application site opens:  November 1, 2018 
  • Close of application process:  December 31, 2018
  • New Fellows informed and letter sent: February 2, 2019
  • New Fellows submit their information to ACNM:  February 18, 2019

3. Does it cost money to apply?

Application for Fellowship costs $50 and is non-refundable. If an applicant is accepted into Fellowship, an additional $125 will be collected to cover induction expenses.

4. If I am not accepted, can I apply more than once?

Application to Fellowship will be limited to 3 times over the lifetime of an applicant. This policy will not be enforced retroactively for those applicants who applied prior to 1999.

5. What is required to submit an application?

Any CNM or CM who is active or associate member of ACNM for a minimum of five consecutive years and certified by ACNM/AMCB can apply. The applicant must request sponsorship of a current Fellow. Two additional professional references are required.  These additional references do not need to come from a Fellow of ACNM but it is encouraged that they are.

6. Is there a limit to the number of Fellows inducted every year?

No, there is not.  If an applicant meets the criteria, he or she will be inducted into Fellowship.


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