Earn a Prestigious Mark of Distinction – Become an ACHM Fellow
If you’re looking for more from your ACHM membership, consider becoming a Fellow of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine, or FACHM.
This important designation speaks to your contributions to ACHM, highlights your commitment to the specialty of hyperbaric medicine and demonstrates your dedication to the appropriate utilization of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Many ACHM members are internationally renowned experts in wound care and hyperbaric medicine who proudly use the prestigious FACHM designation.
History of ACHM Fellowship
ACHM Fellowship was first established in 1994 to honor members who made special contributions to the College and the specialty of hyperbaric medicine. Requirements for Fellow Status include Active ACHM membership status for two continuous years; certification in hyperbaric medicine by the ACHM, ABEM, ABPM or AOBEM; and additional service to the specialty.
Criteria for Election to ACHM Fellow Status
Fellows of the College shall meet the following criteria:
- At least two years of active involvement in the speciality of hyperbaric as evidenced by at least 1,000 practice hours of hyperbaric medicine, or the supervision of 500 hyperbaric patient treatments, and;
- Satisfaction of at least three of the following individual criteria during their professional career:
- Service to the ACHM as an elected Officer;
- Member of the ACHM Executive Committee or designated ACHM working committee;
- Active involvement in the formal teaching of hyperbaric medicine or oxygen therapy in wound care to physicians, nurses, medical students, out-of-hospital care personnel, or the public;
- Active involvement in hyperbaric medicine administration or departmental affairs;
- Active involvement (beyond holding membership)in voluntary health organizations, organized medical societies, or voluntary community health planning activities or service as an elected or appointed public official;
- Active involvement in hospital affairs, such as medical staff committees, as attested by the Hospital Medical Staff Office;
- Active involvement in research in hyperbaric medicine;
- Reviewer for or editor or listed author of a published scientific article or reference material in the field of hyperbaric medicine or wound care in a recognized journal or book;
- Active involvement in committees/chapters of the UHMS, or comparable international hyperbaric society.
Provision of documentation of the satisfaction of the above criteria is the responsibility of the candidate and determination of the satisfaction of these criteria shall be by the Executive Committee of ACHM or its designee. Fellows shall be authorized to use the letters FACHM in conjunction with professional activities. Fees, procedures for election, and reasons for termination of Fellows shall be determined by the Board of Directors.