The status of Diplomate is available to Academy (FAAMA) and College (FACCA and FACCP) Fellows. Being a “Diplomate in Healthcare Administration” is not an award or membership category. It is an honor bestowed on an individual to indicate the achievement of true excellence within the field of healthcare administration.
Fellows may advance to Diplomate status after one year. If you advanced to FAAMA, FACCA, or FACCP by:
- completion of an original thesis, you are eligible to achieve Diplomate status by earning 35 points on the Personal Achievement Documentation (PAD) form OR by completing three case studies OR by a combination of the PAD form and case studies equaling 35 points.
- completion of three case studies, you are eligible to achieve Diplomate status by earning 35 points on the Personal Achievement Documentation (PAD) form OR by completion of an original thesis OR by a combination of the PAD form and case studies equaling 35 points.
- the Personal Achievement Documentation (PAD) form alone, you must complete an original thesis or three case studies.
- a combination of the PAD form and case studies, you must complete additional case studies to reach a total of three or earn additional PAD points to reach a total of 35 OR by completing an original thesis.
- See AAMA Application for Advancement for full details
- $250 advancement fee
- Attendance at two Annual Conferences within the past seven years (1 must be the AAMA Annual Conference; 1 must be either an AAMA Annual Conference or an AAMA Annual specialty Conference). This may include attendance at the Annual Conference at which member is to advance.
Detailed advancement criteria available. Download the AAMA Advancement Application/Personal Achievement Documentation. (PDF)
Sample Cover Letter for Advancement Application
Diplomate Adminstrative Guidelines
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AAMA recognizes advancing members at its Annual Conference. These advancing members were recognized by their peers and received the symbols of their achievements.
Diplomate In Healthcare Administration
Mary Ann Garbowski, CFAAMA
Jennifer H. Garrison, CFAAMA, FACCP T. Bruce McFarland, CFAAMA
William T. Echols, CFAAMA