Description: Members of the AOCOO-HNS may be granted the title of Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology or the American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery.
Candidates for fellowship must meet the requirements of the Awards Committee and shall, with the approval of the Board, receive the honor of Fellow (FAOCO).
Eligibility Requirements: A candidate must demonstrate the following.
Active, continuous membership in good-standing with the AOCOO-HNS.
Certification by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery.
Attendance at three (3) Annual Clinical Assembly meetings of the AOCOO-HNS following board certification. The three meetings need not be in consecutive order.
Outstanding contributions to the specialty practice, research, or to other meritorious services such as:
Educational Program Chair
Residency Program Director
Residency Faculty Member actively involved in residency training
Preceptor to medical students
Leadership positions in national, state or regional medical societies
Significant contribution to a research project
Service to the community as a physician such as mission work
Outstanding charitable support to the Foundation
Eligible fellows must be present at the Awards Ceremony (in-person or virtual) to receive the official certificate and to be formally inducted into the College as a Fellow.