Fellows

Current Fellow Members

Fellow Nomination Process

AIUM fellow membership is a way to recognize individuals who have contributed in a most distinguished fashion to the field of ultrasound. As stated in the criteria below, individuals are nominated by existing fellow members and must be a senior member for at least two years before they are eligible for nomination. As stated in the AIUM Constitution and Bylaws, the number of fellows shall not exceed one-twentieth of the total number of the voting membership. Fellow members pay the same amount of dues as general members and receive the same benefits.

Fellows, with their permission, are included in the AIUM's "List of Experts". The individuals on this list are called upon by the AIUM's public relations staff to answer technical questions from the media.

Qualifications for Physicians, Sonographers/Technologists, Scientists, Veterinarians

  1. Nine or more years in medical, scientific, or engineering work related medical ultrasound

  2. Five or more consecutive years of AIUM membership at the time of nomination, including at least two years of Senior membership

  3. Active AIUM service (such as committee service, annual convention, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, regional lectures, and membership recruitment)

  4. Two letters of support from AIUM Fellows stating the exemplary contributions of the applicant

  5. Three or more of the following*:
    1. Peer-Reviewed articles. Articles will be evaluated on their significance to the ultrasound literature.

      For sonologists and basic scientists: A total of ten publications related to ultrasound in peer-reviewed journals, including a minimum of five publications in which the applicant is first author.

      For sonographers: A total of ten publications related to ultrasound in peer-reviewed journals.

    2. Exemplary contribution to the clinical application of ultrasound.

    3. Exemplary educational/teaching accomplishments.

    4. Exemplary community or organizational service.

    * In unusual or extenuating circumstances, an individual with an exemplary contribution in one or two areas may be deemed acceptable.

Qualifications for Ultrasound Industry Professionals

  1. Nine or more years in the ultrasound industry

  2. Five or more consecutive years of AIUM membership at the time of nomination, including at least two years of Senior membership

  3. Active AIUM service (such as committee service, annual convention, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, regional lectures, and membership recruitment)

  4. Two letters of support from AIUM Fellows stating the exemplary contributions of the applicant

    Outstanding contributions in 2 or more of the following*:
    1. Exemplary contribution to the development or clinical application of ultrasound.

    2. Exemplary educational/teaching accomplishments.

    3. Exemplary community or organizational service.

    * In unusual or extenuating circumstances, an individual with an exemplary contribution in one or two areas may be deemed acceptable.

  5. One letter of recommendation from AIUM leadership (including AIUM CEO, committee chairs, Executive Committee, or Board of Governors)

Nomination and Elevation Process

On the basis of the criteria listed above, individuals are nominated by existing AIUM fellow members. Nominations are requested from fellow members in the spring of each year. Once 2 nominations are made on behalf of an individual, the nominee is notified by the AIUM office and asked to complete and submit an information form along with his or her CV (usually by the end of August) for review by the fellow subcommittee. Recommendations are made to the Board of Governors in the fall of each year. Nominees are notified of their status by the end of the year.

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