Because all fellows are nominated and elected by existing fellows, it is not possible for an individual to apply for membership in the College. Election to fellowship recognizes the contribution of individuals in the science and application of biomedical and health informatics.
Qualifications of Fellows
Individuals that have demonstrated major contributions in biomedical and health informatics, have achieved national recognition in the field, and are committed to advancing the charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes of ACMI are eligible for membership as a fellow. Each year, new fellows are elected by the voting members of ACMI. Fellows are elected for life and upon election are named Fellows of ACMI and may use the designation “FACMI”.
The Elections and Nominations Committee solicits annually nominations for Fellowship.
Categories of Fellows
There are three categories of fellows:
- Voting fellows. Fellows who pay ACMI dues and who are also dues-paying, regular members of AMIA. All ACMI fellowship benefits apply. There is no age limit. 2019 dues are $185 and apply from Jan 1 - Dec 31.
- Senior fellows. Fellows who pay ACMI dues but who are not dues-paying, regular members of AMIA, and who elect this status after age 65. All ACMI fellowship benefits apply, except that senior fellows may not vote in ACMI elections or hold office in ACMI. Senior fellows may nominate individuals for fellowship. 2019 dues are $95 and apply from Jan 1 - Dec 31.
- Inactive Fellows. Fellows who pay no dues. These fellows receive no benefits except that they will receive ACMI mailings unless they ask to be removed from mailing lists.