The application process for 2013 is now closed. Please consider submitting your applications for the 2014 cycle next January-February.
Faculty members are encouraged to self-nominate for membership in the Academy. However, because the review process is designed to focus on applicants' educational contributions and achievements within a professional context, the applicant's department chair or dean (or other appropriate official) will be asked to complete a pre-reference check indicating that s/he knows of no reason that would preclude the consideration of the named applicant for inclusion in the Academy. The potential applicant should complete the top portion of the pre-reference check at the link above and send it electronically to the applicant asking for a response to be sent directly to Luke Mortensen as described below.
If the person cannot respond positively to this statement, the director of the Academy program would have a phone conversation with the person and a decision will be made regarding the appropriateness of an application. A candidate should give the form at the link above to the appropriate official with the request that the form be completed and sent electronically to Luke H. Mortensen, PhD, FAHA, AACOM Vice President and Chair for Medical Education at email@example.com or faxed to the attention of Luke H. Mortensen to 301-968-4101. The candidate will be notified of the outcome immediately. Note: The pre-reference check must be satisfactorially completed before the candidate completes his/her application materials.
In the same spirit, the candidate will be asked to complete a personal reference statement and include it with his/her application materials.
To be eligible for entry into the Academy, the faculty member must prepare and submit an educational portfolio that presents evidence of scholarship in one (and only one) of the specific educational categories indicated in the Standards for Membership, a CV and his/her personal reference statement.
This application will be reviewed by a Review Panel in a manner similar to an NIH grant-review study section (see Selection Process). Those individuals meeting or exceeding the criteria will be accepted as Fellows in the Academy.
The portfolio should be constructed using the template provided for the chosen educational category and follow the guidelines and examples provided (see Portfolio Prepraration).