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

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


Anyone who teaches within Feinberg may be eligible for membership.

In addition to faculty educators, FAME also accepts applications from students and housestaff who have distinguished themselves through special training opportunities and scholarship in health professions education.

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.



  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, such as your department chair or division chief.

If your letter is from an individual other than your department chair or division chief, please share why you feel this individual is better able to represent the impact of your sustained educational excellence and contributions.

 3. Summary of Accomplishments

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.

 4. OPTIONAL: Documentation of Teaching for Promotion

The Documentation of Teaching for Promotion (DTP) form is a Feinberg School of Medicine form that ALL faculty must complete when the go up for promotion. If you have already gone up for promotion, you may submit an updated version. If you have not yet gone up for promotion, you may complete this form as part of the application.

 5. Complete Application

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