College Fellowship

Fellowship with the College is member recognition level above that of Member and is an acknowledgement of the significant contribution a member has made to the College and/or the profession. Fellowship is bestowed by the Board on suitable members and it is a substantial honour to be elevated to Fellow within the College.

The process to become a Fellow is via a yearly application process, where a member submits their contribution to the College / profession for review by the College’s Awards and Recognition Committee, who then make a recommendation to the Board.

See the list of current Fellows here.

Fellowship criteria

  1. a minimum five years continuous professional membership of the College (including previous iterations)
  2. a minimum eight years’ experience in the profession post qualification
  3. postgraduate qualification in paramedicine / emergency medicine or have a significant portfolio of involvement in professional development activities
  4. demonstrated professional excellence and upholds the College code of conduct
  5. supported by two members who can speak to the achievements of the member
  6. has made an outstanding and exemplary contribution to the College (or previous iterations) and / or
  7. has made an outstanding and exemplary contribution to the paramedicine profession

While members will be judged against all criteria and, ideally will strongly meet all criteria, members who do not meet criteria 1 and 2 should not apply, as your application will not be assessed if these minimum requirements are not met.

In regards to criteria 6 and 7, it is important that applicants provide evidence of their contributions from outside of their employment roles (e.g. if setting up a particular program was the basis of your employment, then this cannot be accepted as particularly outstanding or exemplary).

Please note that you cannot reapply for Fellowship for three (3) years if you have been unsuccessful in a previous round. This is to allow applicants time to gain more experience in the areas of their applications that were deemed to be lacking.

Applications will be scored against a marking rubric by a panel of the Awards and Recognition Committee.

Timelines for 2021

  • Applications open – 12th July
  • Applications close – 16th August
  • Review by Awards and Recognition Committee – August / September
  • Recommendation to the Board – late September
  • Awarding of Fellowship – late October with either AGM or College conference

Applications

To apply members must complete the Application proforma (download here) and submit this with their CV, required supporting documentation and a cover letter by COB Monday 16th August 2021.

Applications are to be submitted to fellowship@paramedics.org.

Question ?

Please contact Policy and Project Officer, Rachel Shanahan, on fellowship@paramedics.org.