Post Nominals

Using Post Nominals - What MAcadMEd and FAcadMEd denote

Members and Fellows of AoME can use the post nominals MAcadMEd and FAcadMED respectively. These signify that you have recognised achievements and expertise in medical education, in the same way as Membership/Fellowship of a medical or surgical Royal College signify craft knowledge and skills. They recognise your status as a Member or Fellow in good standing of the Academy of Medical Educators. They also indicate that you subscribe to the core values of medical educators.

How to use

Members: MAcadMEd

Fellows: FAcadMEd

As agreed by the Queen's Counsel, the initials MAcadMEd and FAcadMEd are acronyms for the status of being a Member or Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators. This means that use of the post-nominal is restricted to those who are "in good standing" with the Academy - those who have met all of the requirements for full membership and who maintain that status through payment of an annual subscription fee.

Professional obligation

The Academy takes the view that it is misleading for a non-member to use the post-nominals MAcadMEd and FAcadMED in circumstances where students, patients or colleagues could reasonably believe it to indicate current membership of AoME (and not simply as an indication of past membership at an unspecified date) which can/may be seen as a breach of the core value to “demonstrate professional identity and integrity". Such circumstances include using the post-nominal on a nameplate, website, e-mail signature, leaflet or letterhead, or in information supplied to a prospective employer.

Inappropriate use or misuse of the post-nominal is investigated and followed up by the Registrar’s office. It has become apparent that most cases brought to our attention are a result of lack of awareness of the usage rather than any intentional action.