September 30, 2021
How to Apply
- Candidates must provide statements (max. 500 words) documenting their notable contributions to the field of psychosomatic medicine and to APS.
- Candidates must submit a current CV with an up-to-date bibliography documenting scholarly work in the field of psychosomatic medicine, and with indications of service to APS highlighted.
- Finally, candidates must download, complete, and upload the FAPS qualifications checklist .
Individuals elected to fellowship status are requested to attend an Annual Meeting (in person or virtual) to be installed to fellowship within 2 years of attaining fellowship status to make this designation official.
We are pleased to announce the inauguration of the Fellowship program for APS members.
FELLOW STATUS IN THE AMERICAN PSYCHOSOMATIC SOCIETY
Fellow Status in the American Psychosomatic Society (FAPS) is designed to recognize sustained excellence in scholarship and/or professional contributions to the field of psychosomatic science and commitment to the American Psychosomatic Society among members who are mid-career and beyond. Through FAPS, we seek to recognize, honor, and sustain the engagement of members in advancing psychosomatic science and serving the American Psychosomatic Society.
Eligibility for application for fellow status:
- Must be a full member of APS for at least 7 years;
- Must be more than 10 years past final degree or past completion of clinical training;
- Membership dues must be up to date at time of application;
- Rank of Associate Professor or higher (or equivalent mid-level scientist or practitioner or educator). The committee recognizes there are rare exceptions and these will be considered.
- Candidates must demonstrate a track-record of scientific, clinical, and/or educational, accomplishments that support the mission of APS. Examples include:
- Impactful scholarship in any area of psychosomatic medicine as evidenced by independent grant funding and/or numerous first- or senior-author publications.
- Evidence of effective teaching or mentorship (e.g. teaching award)
- Design and implementation of curricula related to psychosomatic medicine
- Promulgation of new or updated medical or public health approaches with relevance to psychosomatic medicine.
- Establishment or implementation of a novel clinical approach for improving patient care with relevance to psychosomatic medicine.
- Promotion of clinical trials, epidemiological studies, public health or translational techniques in the clinical setting that advance psychosomatic medicine.
- Candidates must demonstrate meaningful and sustained excellence and engagement with APS. Examples include:
a) attending or participating in annual and/or other APS sponsored events, such as
- Attending APS meetings
- Presenting oral or poster sessions
- Being a moderator or discussant
- Contributing to a pre-conference course
- Delivery of continuing education such as webinars or workshops
- Having trainees attend and present at the annual meeting and/or other sponsored events.
- Encouraging colleagues to submit their work to the annual meeting
b) Significant volunteer service to APS, such as
- Active membership on an APS committee, subcommittee, or task force.
- Served as an officer, chair, or co-chair of an APS committee or task force.
- Young Investigator Colloquium mentor
- Membership on the editorial board for Psychosomatic Medicineor service as a reviewer for the journal for several years.
Recognition, Acknowledgement, and Benefits
- Newly elected fellows will be recognized by APS leadership during a special session at the annual meeting and will be presented with a Fellowship certificate commemorating their career achievement in psychosomatic medicine suitable for framing.
- Fellows will be recognized with a pin, “FAPS” listed after their names in the APS directory, and by “Fellow” nametag ribbons at the annual meeting.
- Fellows will be entitled to use the designation Fellow of APS as a credential
- Annual reception for Fellows at meetings
Responsibilities of FAPS
Fellows of APS are ambassadors for the Society’s prestige and standards of excellence. By serving as role models they help solidify APS’ commitment to the advancement of both science and practice as well as offering guidance and support to our younger members. The expectation is that Fellows will maintain active participation in the Society and continued contributions to the science of psychosomatic medicine.
The Fellow Status in the American Psychosomatic Society (FAPS) has been created to recognize sustained excellence in scholarship and/or professional contributions to the field of psychosomatic science and commitment to the American Psychosomatic Society.
List of APS Fellows