ACOI Fellows and Master Fellows

2023 ACOI Fellow nominations are now open.

Eligibility for the honorary degree of Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Internists is available to physicians who are certified in internal medicine by the AOBIM or ABIM and have been active members of the ACOI for at least two years (dues paid and in good standing two years prior to applying). If you have questions about your dues or active membership, please email Neena Kuruvilla for assistance.

If you are interested in applying, please click here. To see a list of eligible candidates, please click here. If you do not see your name or the name of someone you think should be eligible, please email Claudette Jones for assistance. The deadline for submission is May 30, 2023.

Items needed for online submission: completed application form with your e-signature, current CV, and a professional headshot photo to be used during the ceremony. Please provide the full name of your primary sponsor, who must be a current ACOI member and Fellow as well as their email address. If you are unsure if your potential primary sponsor is a current Fellow, please view the "Roster of Fellows" to the left in the drop-down menu. Please provide the full name of your secondary sponsor, who does not have to be an ACOI member or Fellow and their email address. MD or physician colleagues are acceptable for your secondary sponsor.

Once your submission is received by the ACOI, your sponsors will be notified via the email address you provided for them to attest your application. Once done, you will be notified via email that your submission is complete and no further action will be needed. Please be sure to notify both sponsors that you have chosen them to attest your application as incomplete submissions will not be accepted or reviewed by the Honors and Awards Committee. If you have trouble locating a primary sponsor, please email Claudette Jones for assistance.

The Gillum Society of Master Fellows honors Active members who have demonstrated outstanding past and present contributions to the College or to osteopathic internal medicine on a local, regional, or national level. The Society is named for Grover Gillum, DO, a past president of the College who was also a leader in education and was an outstanding clinician. Dr. Gillum was, for many years, the department chairman and residency program director at the Department of Internal Medicine at the Kansas City College of Osteopathy.

Established in 1994, The Gillum Society is designed to honor members who have demonstrated exceptional service and dedication to both the College and the Profession. They have made a demonstrable difference in the organization with which they have been associated.

If you wish to nominate a current Fellow for the degree of Master Fellow, please submit a detailed letter of recommendation to Claudette Jones via email by May 30, 2023.

For more information regarding Fellow, Master Fellow, or Special Awards, contact Claudette Jones via email.

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