Q: Do my years as an “In-Training” member of the ASBMR count towards the ten or more qualifying years for a Fellow?
A: No, your years as an “In-Training” member do not count. Only years spent as a “Full Member” will count towards your qualification.
Q: I have been a member of ASBMR for over ten years, but not consecutively. Do I still qualify as a Fellow?
A: Yes, as long as the total years of membership equals or exceeds ten, those years do not need to be consecutive.
Q: I have revelant publications in other journals. Will those count towards my five required publications?
A: No, you must have at least five publications in either JBMR® or JBMR® Plus, or an ASBMR Annual Meeting Abstract.
Q: I am a retired Emeritus member; do I qualify to be a Fellow?
A: Emeritus members, since they are retired, do not qualify as a Fellow. You must be a paid, full member of ASBMR and active in the field.
Q: I have a colleague at the same institution but in a different department than me. Can they nominate me as a Fellow?
A: No, your nominator may not be from your current institution.
Q: What happens if I fail to renew my membership in future years?
A: Your Fellow designation will be active as long as you keep your ASBMR membership current. Once your membership is inactive, your Fellow status will also be inactive.
Q: As a nominator, what are my responsibilities?
A: You will need to provide a letter of recommendation that describes the nature and extent of professional relationship with nominee; indicates the areas where the nominee has demonstrated significant contributions to the bone, mineral and musculoskeletal science field and evaluates the applicant's level of interest and long-term potential to contribute to ASBMR. You will also need to provide a copy of the nominee's CV.
Q: If I am not selected this year, may I reapply?
A: Yes, you are encouraged to reapply.
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