The Fellowship Examination is currently a voluntary process and is the only pathway currently available for Associate Members (postgraduate students in an Academy approved training program in ANZ) to be awarded Full membership with Fellowship of the Academy consistent with the Academy’s Constitution.
Only trainees from an Academy-approved Oral Medicine Training program in Australia or New Zealand are eligible to sit the Fellowship Examination. If the trainee passes, they are invited to join the Academy as a Full Member and once approved by the membership are granted Fellowship of the Academy with the use of post nominal FOMAA.
Only trainees from programs dedicated wholly to Oral Medicine can sit the Fellowship Examination. As such, Academy-approved Oral Medicine Training programs will be only those where the full 3 years of training is dedicated to Oral Medicine. Combined programs such as those with Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology will not be accepted.
An Academy-approved Oral Medicine training program is one where the program has undergone Peer Evaluation by the Academy and has received accreditation by the Australian Dental Council, and adheres to the standards of the Academy as a national body.
Trainees from training programs not endorsed by the Academy (and therefore not included in an Academy-supported peer evaluation program) may not sit the Academy’s Fellowship Examination in Oral Medicine. They may join the Academy on completion of their studies but will not be offered Fellowship in the Academy.
Trainees from Academy-approved programs who voluntarily elect not to submit for the Fellowship Examination may join the Academy on completion of their studies but will not be offered Fellowship in the Academy.
Please click here for the more information about the Fellowship examination process.