The Grade of Fellow is a level of professional distinction and is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a BMES member. This individual has demonstrated exceptional achievements and has made significant contributions within the biomedical engineering field. This individual also has extensive leadership within the field but also has served within the Society. 

Each year outstanding members of the Society are nominated for Fellowship. After the applications are thoroughly reviewed and evaluated by the Fellow Committee, selected individuals are recommended for Fellowship and are submitted and approved by the Board of Directors. Fellow eligibility requirements and application are below.                                                              

BMES Fellow Nominations

Fellow Eligibility

  1. A minimum of 3 consecutive years as a BMES Member-level member immediately prior to nomination. If you are unsure of the membership status of a potential nominee, please send an email to membership@bmes.org and we will let you know their eligibility.
  2. Five or more years of active participation as a biomedical engineer in the private or public sectors. Note: The five years of active participation does not require continuous active participation.
  3. Typically, nominees have achieved the highest rank awarded by their Institution.
  4. A demonstrable record of exceptional achievement and accomplishment in a specific field of interest within biomedical engineering.  The achievement and accomplishments can be in research, education, industry, public service, new technology or clinical practice.  Individuals making nomination recommendations would be expected to propose a citation summarizing these points in a statement of 30 words or less.
  5. Letters of recommendation are required (up to 3 allowed). The letter(s) of recommendation do not need to be from current BMES Fellows or members.

Application Requirements

Complete and submit the Fellow Nomination Application. Nominations will open in February 2021. Ineligible or incomplete packets will not be reviewed. For more information, please contact membership@bmes.org.