SAHM offers Fellow status in a variety of categories. Click to view requirements for each discipline:


Medicine

Nursing

Nutrition/Dietetics

Psychology

Social Work

Other Disciplines

Special Fellow Status Categories
 

Medicine


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Requirements & Qualifications

Professional Education and/or Credentials Requirements: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree or its equivalent from an accredited academic institution AND Board Certification in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, or other specialty with certifying boards or equivalent.

Licensure Requirements: Applicant must hold a current or past state license to practice or equivalent licensure if practicing outside the United States AND in good standing with their licensure board.

Demonstration of at least five years of special interest in adolescent health:
Applicant must demonstrate completion of at least five years of clinical, teaching, public health, research activity and/or program leadership during which the majority of time commitment is devoted to adolescent health, AND:

(a) Subspecialty Board Certification in Adolescent Medicine, Certificate of Additional Qualifications in Adolescent Medicine, or equivalent certification.

-OR-

(b) Completion of at least two years of specialized education in an established training program in adolescent health.

-OR-

(c) Completion of one year of specialized education in an established training program in adolescent health or adolescent-focused work and at least three additional years of clinical, teaching, public health research activity and/or program leadership during which majority of time commitment is devoted to adolescent health.

SAHM Participation: Applicant must have attended two or more SAHM meetings in the three years prior to applying for Fellow status, one of which may be a SAHM Regional Chapter meeting.  Attending the SAHM/AAP AM: PREP Course will count toward the meeting requirement.  Non-US Fellow status applicants may count an international adolescent-oriented meeting as one of the required meetings for Fellow application.
 

Nursing


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Requirements & Qualifications

Professional Education and/or Credentials Requirements: Masters or Doctoral degree from a graduate program.

Licensure Requirements: Applicant must hold a current or past state license to practice or equivalent licensure if practicing outside the United States AND in good standing with their licensure board.

Demonstration of at least five years of special interest in adolescent health:
Applicant must demonstrate completion of at least five years of clinical, teaching, public health, research activity and/or program leadership during which the majority of time commitment is devoted to adolescent health,

-OR-

Completion of a training program with a concentration in adolescent health at the level equivalent to advanced practice nurse or clinical nurse specialist training.

SAHM Participation: Applicant must have attended two or more SAHM meetings in the three years prior to applying for Fellow status, one of which may be a SAHM Regional Chapter meeting. Attending the SAHM/AAP AM: PREP Course will count toward the meeting requirement. Non-US Fellow status applicants may count an international adolescent-oriented meeting as one of the required meetings for Fellow application.
 

 

Nutrition/Dietetics


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Requirements & Qualifications
 
Professional Education and/or Credentials Requirements: Masters or Doctoral degree in nutrition/dietetics from a graduate program accredited by the American Dietetic Association or equivalent.

Licensure Requirements: Applicant must hold a current or past state license to practice or equivalent licensure if practicing outside the United States AND in good standing with their licensure board.

Demonstration of at least five years of special interest in adolescent health:
Applicant must demonstrate completion of at least five years of clinical, teaching, public health, research activity and/or program leadership during which the majority of time commitment is devoted to adolescent health

-AND-

Completion of a training program with a concentration in  adolescent health.

SAHM Participation: Applicant must have attended two or more SAHM meetings in the three years prior to applying for Fellow status, one of which may be a SAHM Regional Chapter meeting.  Attending the SAHM/AAP AM: PREP Course will count toward the meeting requirement.  Non-US Fellow status applicants may count an international adolescent-oriented meeting as one of the required meetings for Fellow application.
 

Psychology


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Requirements & Qualifications
 
Professional Education and/or Credentials Requirements: Doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited academic institution in a graduate program approved by the American Psychological Association or equivalent.

Licensure Requirements: Applicant must hold a current or past state license to practice or equivalent licensure if practicing outside the United States AND in good standing with their licensure board.

Demonstration of at least five years of special interest in adolescent health:
Applicant must demonstrate completion of at least five years of clinical, teaching, public health, research activity and/or program leadership during which the majority of time commitment is devoted to adolescent health

-AND-

Completion of a training program with a concentration in adolescent health.

SAHM Participation: Applicant must have attended two or more SAHM meetings in the three years prior to applying for Fellow status, one of which may be a SAHM Regional Chapter meeting.  Attending the SAHM/AAP AM: PREP Course will count toward the meeting requirement.  Non-US Fellow status applicants may count an international adolescent-oriented meeting as one of the required meetings for Fellow application.

 

Social Work


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Requirements & Qualifications
 
Professional Education and/or Credentials Requirements: Masters or Doctoral degree in social work from a graduate program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or equivalent.

Licensure Requirements: Applicant must hold a current or past state license to practice or equivalent licensure if practicing outside the United States AND in good standing with their licensure board.

Demonstration of at least five years of special interest in adolescent health:
Applicant must demonstrate completion of at least five years of clinical, teaching, public health, research activity and/or program leadership during which the majority of time commitment is devoted to adolescent health

-AND-

Completion of a training program with a concentration in adolescent health.

SAHM Participation: Applicant must have attended two or more SAHM meetings in the three years prior to applying for Fellow status, one of which may be a SAHM Regional Chapter meeting.  Attending the SAHM/AAP AM: PREP Course will count toward the meeting requirement.  Non-US Fellow status applicants may count an international adolescent-oriented meeting as one of the required meetings for Fellow application.

 

Other Discipline


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Requirements & Qualifications
 
Professional Education and/or Credentials Requirements: Involved in promoting the health and well-being of adolescents. Masters or Doctoral degree in an accredited program where applicable.

Licensure Requirements: Applicant must hold a current or past state license to practice or equivalent licensure if practicing outside the United States AND in good standing with their licensure board.
 
Demonstration of at least five years of special interest in adolescent health:
Applicant must demonstrate completion of at least five years of clinical, teaching, public health, research activity and/or program leadership during which the majority of time commitment is devoted to adolescent health

-AND-

Completion of a training program with a concentration in adolescent health.

SAHM Participation: Applicant must have attended two or more SAHM meetings in the three years prior to applying for Fellow status, one of which may be a SAHM Regional Chapter meeting.  Attending the SAHM/AAP AM: PREP Course will count toward the meeting requirement.  Non-US Fellow status applicants may count an international adolescent-oriented meeting as one of the required meetings for Fellow application.

 

Special Fellow Status Categories


Charter Fellows shall include all Past Presidents who were Presidents of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine prior to the institution of these Fellow Status By-Laws (Annual Meeting, New York, fall 1982).

Emeritus Fellow Status will automatically be designated for those members of the Society who are Fellows at the time they are granted emeritus membership status by the Board of Directors.

Honorary Fellow Status shall be reserved for special individuals making unusually important contributions to adolescent health or to the welfare of youth in general.  Individuals may be nominated for  Honorary Fellow Status by four Fellows in good standing. Candidate need not be a Society member and need not meet the eligibility requirements listed above, but the nominee’s outstanding contribution must be clearly documented.  The process for approval by the Credentials Review committee will be the same as for Fellows.
 

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