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1. How do I become a Fellow?

Each year, the FACNM BOG selects new Fellows-at-Large from applicants who self-nominate. Fellowship is conferred for the lifetime of the individual. Any CNM or CM who has been certified by AMCB, ACNM or ACC for 5 years or longer and is a current member of ACNM can apply.

Applicants will be asked to write in 400 words or less about their contributions. The applicant must also submit a CV/resume.

There is no cost to apply for Fellowship. If an applicant is accepted into Fellowship, a fee of $125 will be collected for induction expenses.

A letter of recommendation from a current Fellow or another person is optional. Here are some helpful tips for the person writing the letter of recommendation:

A. Review the applicant’s CV/resume and application and the Criteria for ACNM Fellowship.
B. Begin your letter with how you know the applicant.
C. The applicant’s CV/resume might refresh your memory; however, your letter shouldn’t summarize or repeat information already in the CV/resume.
D. Your letter should highlight the applicant’s work and the unique contributions the applicant has made to midwifery. The purpose of the letter is to allow the applicant to shine, with information that perhaps was not included in their application.
E. Your letter should be limited to 2 single-spaced pages.

2. What is the timeline for applying?

  • Application site opens: November 1, 2020
  • Application site closes: December 11, 2020
  • Applicants informed by: February 26, 2021

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

There is no limit to the number of times one can apply.

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

No, if an applicant meets the criteria, they will be inducted into Fellowship.

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