Frequently Asked Questions
What is the CAHME Accreditation Fellowship?
The Accreditation Fellowship program began in 1972 with the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Since then, Fellows have played a critical role in the accreditation process. The Fellowship program is designed for individuals who demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions to the field of healthcare management education. By fully participating in the Commission activities, the Fellow learns firsthand about the progress, problems, and potential of evaluation in professional education.
What does a CAHME Fellow do?
The CAHME Fellow is critical to the core of CAHME Operations. They travel on at least four accreditation site visits during the term of their appointment and serve as the coordinator and reporter of the visit. They attend at least two Commission meetings over an approximate two-year period and participate in the Fellowship Training programs.
What are the benefits of being a CAHME Fellow?
They get the opportunity to work with highly regarded practitioners from major organizations in the health care industry and with academicians from leading healthcare education programs. They participate in all CAHME activities and learn about the process, achievements, and challenges of evaluating professional education.
Who is eligible to be a CAHME Fellow?
An individual with an advanced degree in healthcare management and superior communication skills, who has the potential to make significant contributions to healthcare management education.
How long will I serve?
The term of the appointment of the fellowship begins either January or July of each year and continues for eighteen to twenty-four months, depending on individual circumstance. Fellows are expected to serve on at least four accreditation site visits. The Fellowship begins with an orientation and training program scheduled as soon as practical following Fellowship appointment.
Do I get paid?
The CAHME Accreditation Fellowship is a voluntary, non-paid position. All expenses incurred while on CAHME business are borne by CAHME and, if funding is available, one trip to Washington to conclude the special project will be borne by the Commission.
How do I apply?
Applications are accepted throughout the year for appointments that begin either in January or July each year. Visit the application
page for more information.