AAMA : Advance to AAMA Diplomate

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Advance to AAMA Diplomate

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.

Requirements

  • Fellows may advance to Diplomate status after one year 
  • Attendance at two major AAMA Conferences within the past seven years. This may include attendance at the Annual Conference at which member is to advance.
  • $250 Advancement Fee

Advancement Paths

For successful advancement to Diplomate status, the candidate must choose an alternative path of advancement than the path he/she originally used achieve Fellow status. For example:

If you advanced to FAAMA, FACCA, or FACCP by completion of an original thesis, you must choose ONE of the following paths:

  • Earn 35 points on the Personal Achievement Documentation (PAD) form
  • Complete three case studies
  • A combination of the PAD form and case studies equaling 35 points

If you advanced to FAAMA, FACCA or FACCP by completion of three case studies, you must choose ONE of the following paths:

  • Earn 35 points on the Personal Achievement Documentation (PAD) form
  • Complete of an original thesis
  • A combination of the PAD form and case studies equaling 35 points.

If you advanced to FAAMA, FACCA, or FACCP by the Personal Achievement Documentation (PAD) alone, you must choose ONE of the folloiwng paths:

  • Complete an original thesis 
  • Complete three case studies

If you advanced to FAAMA, FACCA or FACCP by a combination of the PAD form and case studies, you must choose ONE of the following paths:

  • Complete additional case studies to reach a total of three
  • Earn additional PAD points to reach a total of 35
  • Complete an original thesis

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Resources

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Recognition

AAMA recognizes advancing members at its Annual Conference. These advancing members were recognized by their peers and received the symbols of their achievements.

2013

Maj Xavier V. Bruce, CFAAMA