Become a Fellow of OMA

Application Period Open - Apply Now to Become a Fellow of OMA

Set yourself apart as an obesity medicine clinician dedicated to providing the highest-quality obesity care to your patients. During the enrollment periods, which occur in conjunction with the spring and fall conferences, you may apply to become a Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association.

The application period opens September 3 and closes October 15.

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The Highest Honor of Membership

During the spring and fall enrollment periods, members of the Obesity Medicine Association can apply to become a Fellow of OMA. Becoming a Fellow is one of the highest honors bestowed upon members who demonstrate dedication and commitment to the clinical treatment of obesity and obesity-related diseases.

Fellows of OMA may use the designation, FOMA, which identifies them as someone who is passionate about the field and continues to seek new ways to treat obesity effectively. The designation also allows them to stand out among their colleagues and show their pride in being a dedicated member of OMA. See the list of our current fellows.

"Being a Fellow of OMA is a great honor for those who have served this organization and signifies to our colleagues and patients our respect for the field of obesity medicine."
- William McCarthy, MD, FOMA

Fellow of OMA Requirements

Candidates must meet ALL of the following requirements:

  • Must be a current physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or retired member of OMA
  • Must have been a member of OMA for at least five years
  • Must have earned at least 75 CME hours through OMA in the last five years
  • Must be actively involved in at least one committee for at least two years

Candidates must meet TWO or more of the following requirements:

  • Must be a current Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
  • Must have served as a mentor in the mentorship program
  • Must receive written letters of recommendation from two board members*
  • Must have presented a lecture at an OMA conference
  • Must have served as a chairperson on a committee

A one-time, non-refundable fee is due at the time of application. Submitting an application does not guarantee Fellow status. Applications will be reviewed, and approved applicants will be recognized and honored annually.

Maintaining the Fellow Designation

Those who have been awarded the Fellow designation may use FOMA after their name. In order to maintain the designation, Fellows must:

  • Maintain their membership in OMA and remain in good standing
  • Earn a minimum of 15 CME hours through OMA each year

*Log in and access your member resources for a template recommendation letter.