Fellowship

The ABM Fellowship program is open to Long-standing Members


ABM offers the Fellowship in Breastfeeding Medicine to qualified medical doctors from any specialty who demonstrate skills, knowledge, and passion for the field. Fellows (FABM) serve as leaders who can elevate the importance of breastfeeding medicine among their peers across disciplines. Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

Requirements for Physician Applicants

  1. MD, DO, MBBS degree (or equivalent physician designation) and possession of an active medical license
  2. Membership in ABM for at least five full consecutive years prior to application
  3. Attendance at three or more ABM Annual or Regional Conferences
  4. Sufficient continuing education in the applicant’s specific area(s) of breastfeeding medicine expertise within last 10 years
  5. Sufficient professional experience in the applicant’s specific area(s) of breastfeeding medicine expertise within last 10 years
  6. Two letters of recommendation that specifically address the applicant’s breastfeeding medicine background and expertise and the applicant’s commitment to ABM
    1. One letter from an Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Fellow
    2. A second letter from an active ABM member
  7. A scoring system will be used to guide decision-making by the Fellowship Review Committee and the Board of Directors, but other factors will also be taken into consideration that may override points alone
  8. The applicant is expected to be present at the 25th Annual International Conference in Schaumburg, IL, October 21-24, 2020, to receive the award (unless extenuating circumstances prevent the applicant’s attendance)

Before submitting an application, candidates will first be asked to complete a pre-application to determine initial eligibility. Pre-Applications deadline has been extended to April 14th, 2020. Staff will provide eligible candidates with full application submission instructions and link. Full Application deadline has been extended to June 30th, 2020. 

For more information and access to applications, visit the member-only Fellowship page

Not a member? Join ABM and gain access to member-only benefits, including FABM.