Please follow these instructions carefully and fill in all of the required information completely. Completed forms, including the applicant’s curriculum vitae, must be received by May 7, 2021. Completed application and all supporting documentation will be reviewed by the ASTRO Fellows Selection Committee. The Class of 2021 Fellows will be announced in July and will be honored at a special convocation ceremony at the 2021 ASTRO Annual Meeting.
ASTRO Fellowship is based on merit, length of continuous ASTRO membership, substantial service to ASTRO and significant contributions to the field of radiation oncology. Fellowship is limited to Active, International and Emeritus members of the Society. Generally, a minimum of 15 years of membership is required. Applicants for ASTRO Fellow will be evaluated in four pathways – research, patient care, education and leadership/service in the field. Candidates are required to identify a primary and secondary pathway in which they have made commendable contributions to the advancement of the goals of the Society and of the specialty.
Applications must be accompanied by one letter of nomination from an ASTRO Fellow and three letters of support from a designated group of ASTRO Active members which includes current or past members of the ASTRO Board of Directors, ASTRO Gold Medalists, ASTRO Fellows and current or former department chairs. Emeritus members, except Gold Medalists, are not eligible to nominate. Self-nominations will not be accepted and nominations without all required supporting documentation will be rejected. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all documentation arrives by the deadline.
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Generally a minimum of 15 continuous years of ASTRO membership is required to be eligible for nomination however, candidates with less than 15 years of membership, who have contributed substantial services to ASTRO may be considered by the ASTRO Fellows Selection Committee.
Include significant research as evidenced by grants, authorship of scientific papers or books that have been a guiding influence in the immediate or future aspects of the practice of radiation oncology.
Pathway: Patient Care
Please indicate significant contributions to patient care and clinical excellence as evidenced by improvement in the standard of practice in the management of disease.
Please list your significant contributions to the advancement of education in the field of radiation oncology as evidenced by active participation in residency training, faculty service, extensive presentations to advance the field at regional and national meetings, or providing significant mentorship to those joining the field.
a. List information relevant to education.
Pathway: Education Continued
b. List teaching honors received, such as “Teacher of the Year” and similar awards or honors.
Pathway: Service and Leadership
Demonstration of leadership and service in the specialty of radiation oncology that has advanced the field and the Society. This may include, but is not limited to, evidence of extensive volunteerism, advancement of scope of practice, patient advocacy, and legislative and regulatory issues. Service to ASTRO is requisite and primary to this fellow designation, (see page 1) however, service to medicine overall, including other societies will also be considered.
a. Non-ASTRO significant contributions to radiation oncology. Include membership in other radiation oncology related societies, service on non-ASTRO committees, councils, commissions and other services to organized radiation oncology
Pathway: Service and Leadership Continued
b. Service to the broader medical community other than radiation oncology. Please include governmental and health service appointments; local, county, state and national medical societies; major hospital staff appointments (i.e., department chair, chief of staff, medical board, etc.) and any other pertinent data.
All ASTRO Fellow applicants require a nomination letter from an ASTRO Fellow and letters of support from ASTRO Active members in good standing that are either current or past members of the ASTRO Board of Directors, ASTRO Gold Medalists, ASTRO Fellows, or current or former department chairs. Emeritus members, except Gold Medalists, are not eligible to submit nomination or support letters. Please list supporters and indicate the letters of recommendation that are included with this application. Only one of the four nominator/supporters may be in practice with the applicant.
All letters of nomination and support must outline the nominee’s contributions to the field and clearly establish the scope and significance of the nominee’s accomplishments. Each letter should be limited to two pages or 1,000 words.