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FAME Membership Applications are accepted annually each summer for review by the FAME Membership Committee.

 

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FAME applications for the 2022 cycle are due Thursday, September 1st, 2022.

 

Anyone who teaches within the Feinberg School of Medicine may be eligible for membership.

In addition to faculty educators, FAME also accepts applications from students and housestaff who have distinguished themselves in health professions education. These applicants will be considered for Almost FAME-ous membership. 

Once they are accepted into the academy, FAME members are expected to contribute their time and talent in service of the medical school.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Internal recognition
  • Collaboration and networking opportunities
  • Unique faculty development events
  • Favorable view of membership from the APT (Appointments, Promotion and Tenure) Committee
  • Mentorship from FAME leaders
  • Access to opportunities to advance into leadership roles

Please review requirements below and prepare the application materials. Membership is valid for four years and is reviewed twice annually. New members are added each year.

Questions?

Email FAME@northwestern.edu

  1. Your CV

Please be sure your CV highlights* your educational contributions expertise. For example:

  • Direct teaching and learner assessment
  • Curricular development
  • Mentoring
  • Scholarship in medical education
  • Leadership and administration
  • Teaching/educational research
  • Professional development in health professions education
  • Teaching awards
  • Other areas you deem important

*When submitting application, please mark in yellow the items you would like to highlight for the Membership Selection Committee.

  2. Letter of Recommendation

Please submit one letter of recommendation. The letter should highlight your unique contributions and impact on medical education at Feinberg. Ideally, the letter will be from a direct supervisor with knowledge of your teaching skills. If a direct supervisor is not the letter writer, the letter should come from another individual who serves in a department or division leadership position. 

 3. Letter of Intent

In 1000 words or less, please summarize your main educational contributions and/or scholarship. Please highlight the positive impact of your efforts on the educational landscape at Feinberg and your potential contributions as a FAME member. Please draw attention not only to key aspects of the DTP or your CV, but also other significant and sustained contributions that may be underrepresented in other parts of the application, such as sustained excellence in clinical teaching or significant efforts that promote equity and contribute to a positive learning environment at Feinberg.

 Submit an Application

The 2022 FAME member application can be found here
Applications will be open from August 1, 2022 to September 1, 2022. 

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