The majority of candidates will be selected primarily for their outstanding contribution to the advancement of medical science, or for the application of existing scientific knowledge or understanding in an innovative way, so as to bring about advances in human health and welfare.
A smaller number of candidates may be elected who have made an outstanding contribution in other ways:
An annual election is overseen by the Registrar and the Fellowship Officer.
No Fellow may nominate more than four candidates in any one year. The nomination form must be signed personally by three Fellows of the Academy. All candidates are assessed by one of seven sectional committees. Fellows with relevant expertise are asked to provide referees' reports. The sectional committeesmake recommendations to Council in April, and newly elected Fellows are admitted to the Academy in a ceremony in June.
Candidates nominated for the first time are automatically eligible for election for 5 consecutive years. After the 5th election, the candidature will lapse for a period of 3 years. If nominators wish to re-propose a lapsed candidate, a new proposal form must be submitted. Candidates proposed for the 2nd time, and on subsequent occasions, are eligible for 3 years.
Further information on the election process can be found in the Academy's standing orders.
ESTIMATED CLOSE DATE
Close Date: 30 September 2012
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More Info: http://www.acmedsci.ac.uk/p60.html
07 February 2012