Associates Distinguished Service Award

The UHMS Associate Council has designed an award to recognize those individuals who have contributed so much to our society. Here is an excerpt from the award application: “Recognition as a Fellow of Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Associate is awarded to an individual Associate member of the society whose professional activities and standing are deemed to be exceptional and deserving of the highest recognition we can bestow upon them . . . Applicants have demonstrated devotion and significant time and effort to the administrative, clinical, mechanical, physiological, safety, technical practice, and/or advancement of the hyperbaric community while achieving the highest level of expertise in their respective field. . . demonstrating the professionalism and ethical standards embodied in this recognition and the UHMS mission.”


CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION | 2019 Deadline for submission: July 1


POLICY AND PURPOSE

Recogniton as an Fellow of Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Associate (UHMSADS) is awarded to an individual Associate member of the society whose professional actvites and standing are deemed to be exceptonal and deserving of the highest recogniton we can bestow upon them. The Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Associate Council (AC) confers this recogniton based upon the criteria and procedures set forth in this document. Nominated applicants must be current members of the UHMS in good standing with the UHMS, employer (if applicable), and their UHMS recognized certfying agency. The applicants have demonstrated devoton and signifcant tme and effort to the administratve, clinical, mechanical, physiological, safety, technical practce, and/or advancement of the hyperbaric community while achieving the highest level of expertse in their respectve feld. They consistently demonstrate the professionalism and ethical standards embodied in this recogniton and the mission of the UHMS. As such, the UHMSADS recogniton is an honor awarded to an individual. It is not a right or a qualifcaton, but an acknowledgement of achievement of the highest standards of expertse, practce, and contributon to the fIeld of hyperbaric medicine. They retain their UHMSADS status with their contnued membership and good standing in the UHMS.

NOMINATION PROCESS

  • Individual Associate is nominated by a Chapter, Natonal, or Internatonal UHMS member in Good Standing that is familiar with their professional experience and contributon to the hyperbaric medicine community by no later than 1st of January to be considered for Associate Fellowship by the upcoming Annual Scientfc Meetng (ASM): Note: for 2019 year only, received by no later than July 1, 2019 
  • Nominees with at least 80 partcipaton points and ten (10) years of UHMS membership
  • The nominee will submit the signed and completed applicaton along with the supportng documentaton and payment of $100 to the UHMS. If additonal informaton is needed, the applicant will be notfed
  • Applicants will be considered and reviewed by the AC to determine if they meet the highest standards as outlined in the policy and purpose
  • A decision will be made by the AC by March 31 and presented to the Board President for fnal review. One of three decisions may be reached with the applicaton: 1– Approved, 2—Deferred for 1 year, or 3—Denial of Applicaton The applicant will be notfed by the 2nd week of April
  • (Note: For 2019 only, receive applicaton by July 1; notfcaton by August 1; awards given at Gulf Coast Chapter in Dallas Sept 6-7)
  • If applicant receives a Denial, they may Appeal and/or reapply next

REQUIRED ITEMS TO SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION

  • Signed Applicaton
  • Applicaton Fee (non-refundable) of $100
  • Current Resume/CV
  • Current Hyperbaric certfcaton(s) with UHMS recognized certfying agency (examples—CHT, CHRN, DMT)
  • No reportable actons pending or otherwise that could reflect poorly on yourself, your employer (if applicable), or the certfying agency
  • Minimum of 80 partcipaton points (see Appendix A); Atach supportng documentaton to applicaton.
  • Nominaton Leter from UHMS Recognized Chapter, Natonal, or Internatonal Member in Good Standing


AWARD OF UHMSADS

Selected applicants will be formally awarded their Associate Fellow UHMSADS recogniton during a ceremony at the UHMS Annual Scientfc Meetng (ASM) of that same year. UHMSADS status is conferred by the UHMS Board President , Associate Nurse Board Representatve, and Associate Technologist Board Representative


 CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION | 2019 Deadline for submission: July 1