There are three main requirements to attain fellowship with IAHCSMM:
The Curriculum Vitae should include:
Fellowship renewal will be required at five-year intervals.
You must meet the following criteria to maintain your FCS status with IAHCSMM:
Failure to meet the preceding criteria for updating of Fellowship will cause a member to lose their Fellowship status. If Fellowship is not fulfilled, the entire program must be reinstated. For more information, email IAHCSMM.
All research papers submitted by Fellowship applicants must be relevant and meaningful for those in the SP profession, and offer a fresh, original (never before previously published by any other publication or organization), and detailed perspective on research-based topics pertinent to the SP profession (e.g., Targeted processes or practices that were implemented by the department/facility, which led to clear and quantifiable improvements in the SP department and/or related areas.)
Please note that first-person accounts/narratives and general summaries or reports on SP-related practices or processes will not be considered.
Some examples of previously-accepted Fellowship papers include:
Research papers should be extensively researched and, generally, at least ten pages in length. Papers should be written in a professional manner, much like a journal article or college thesis, and include references to support statements, data and other content. Careful attention must also be paid to proper writing style, formatting, punctuation and grammar. Submissions failing to meet any of these criteria will not be considered. All documents will be evaluated by the IAHCSMM Fellowship Committee.
Step 1: Submit the following to IAHCSMM headquarters:
Step 2: The Fellowship Committee will review the application and research paper outline. The candidate will be contacted regarding the next steps in the Fellowship process.
Step 3: Submit final research paper and cover letter to the Fellowship Committee.*
Step 4: Final research paper will be reviewed by the Fellowship Committee.
Step 5: The applicant will sit for an interview with the Fellowship Committee during the IAHCSMM Annual Conference to demonstrate knowledge of the information presented in the research paper.
Step 6: The Fellowship Committee will meet to determine whether or not to grant Fellowship.
Step 7: If Fellowship is granted, the recipient will be recognized at the IAHCSMM Annual Conference.*
*Applications and research papers must be submitted to IAHCSMM by Dec. 31 of each year to be considered for acceptance at the next IAHCSMM Annual Conference. Research papers that are submitted by Dec. 31 but require additional editing/rewrites, as directed by the Fellowship Committee, will need to be finalized/approved by the Fellowship Committee by March 1 to be considered for acceptance at the next IAHCSMM Annual Conference.
**This listing of IAHCSMM Fellows is current as of the conclusion of the 2016 Annual Conference and Expo.