What is a Fellow?

Fellowship of the College certifies professional competence in Aesthetic Medicine according to the College’s prescribed standards.  This is the highest membership category awarded in the College. It is a significant professional achievement and is awarded by the College to those individuals who have demonstrated to their peers that they have the knowledge, attitudes, conceptual and communication skills to be recognised in the Aesthetic Medicine field.

Become a Fellow

Fellowship of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine (ACAM) is open to doctors who fulfil the following three criteria:

  1. Are current Fellows of another medical or surgical College recognized by the Australian Medical Council or the New Zealand Medical Council or international equivalent; or are doctors with significant experience* in the field of Aesthetic Medicine who have been invited by the ACAM Board to apply for Fellowship; and
  2. Are full members (add link) of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine (previous ASCM) for the last 24 continuous months, who have made application to ACAM for Fellowship, who have paid all relevant fees and whose application has been accepted by the Board of ACAM; and
  3.  Have satisfactorily completed the Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine.

* Definition of ‘significant experience’:

  1. be a past or present holder of high office in his/her College or Academy; or,
  2. have made a contribution of international significance to cosmetic medicine; or,
  3. made a significant contribution to the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine
* ACAM reserves the right to offer Fellowship of the College in exceptional circumstances to doctors who have made a highly significant contribution to the field of Aesthetic Medicine but who may not have fulfilled all three of the criteria listed above.
As a Fellow

As a Fellow of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine you also agree to:

  • At your own cost maintain appropriate professional indemnity insurance
  • Comply with all legal requirements pertaining to your practice as a consultant Doctor and to conform to the general standards required by all relevant regulatory bodies and the Australian College of Aesthetic Medicine (ACAM).
  • Ensure at all times that you are duly licensed and registered and properly qualified to perform his/her duties as a consultant Medical Practitioner including, without limitation, ensuring at all times that he/she is a “medical practitioner” within the meaning of the Health Insurance Act (1973) (“HIA”)
  • Act honestly in the relationship with ACAM and comply with all reasonable rules and regulations which have been or may hereafter be established by ACAM
  • Be familiar with the aims and objectives of ACAM and provide support and participate actively with continuing education in Aesthetic Medicine
  • Commit to the profession with involvement in continuing professional development