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Program Development

If you are developing a fellowship program and would like to receive announcements of special interest to fellowship program directors via email from AAHPM, send an email with your contact information and the program name to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 847/375-4712.

Resources

AAHPM offers several resources, including funding, for hospice or palliative medicine programs setting up a fellowship program.

  • The Fellowship Directors' Forum Special Interest Group. (SIG) is dedicated to fellowship directors and the interests and issues that affect them. The SIG meets annually at every AAHPM Annual Assembly.
  • The Annual Assembly also provides sessions with valuable information on the competencies required in a fellowship program and a place to network with other directors.

For New and Developing Programs

Fellowship programs being developed that hope to eventually achieve accreditation will need to be based upon established standards and guidelines. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), a private, non-profit organization that is responsible for the accreditation of post-MD medical training programs within the United States, has developed these standards for allopathic programs. Similarly, the American Osteopathic Association is responsible for the accreditiation of post-DO medical training programs. To learn more about program accreditation and these standards, visit our Accreditation Webpage.

In addition, a presentation on Recruitment from the March 2007 Fellowship Program Summit and samples of fellowship applications are available in the members-only section of the AAHPM Web site. Remember you'll need to login to the members-only section to access these helpful resources.

For Established and Accredited Programs

FindAResident Program
Offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), FindAResident is a powerful, Web-based service designed to help administrators and program directors fill open residency and fellowship positions. This program is offered to ACGME and AOA accredited programs.

For ACGME accredited programs, see the following information on ERAS.

Application Process for Fellows

Non ACGME accredited fellowship programs process applications of candidates through their individual institutions. Samples of fellowship applications are available in the members-only section of the AAHPM Web site. Remember you'll need to login to the members-only section to access these helpful resources.

AAHPM has enrolled in ERAS for ACGME accredited programs to streamline the application process.

ERAS

The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) is an electronic service that allows candidates to send application materials to ACGME accredited programs using the internet. During the March 2008 Fellowship Program Summit, a representative from ERAS presented this programs. A copy of this presentation is available in the members-only section of the AAHPM Website. Remember you'll need to login to the members-only section to access these helpful resources.

AAHPM leadership has approved participating in ERAS beginning in 2009. All ACGME accredited programs are encouraged to participate. Information regarding this process will be sent to all newly approved ACGME accredited programs by both AAHPM Fellowship Task Force and the ERAS staff to assist program directors with registering.

Learn more about ERAS

Future Innovations in HPM Field

NRMP

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is a private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 to which specialties can enroll. NRMP conducts matches for fellowship positions in 34 sub-specialties through its Specialties Matching Service. During the March 2008 Fellowship Program Summit, a representative from NRMP presented this program. As AAHPM and the Fellowship Task Force continue to discuss our involvement in NRMP we encourage fellowship directors to learn more about it. To view the NRMP Web site, please click here.

 
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