Three years ago the CAMRT Board of Directors recommended a revision to the CAMRT Fellowship Program. A working group was established, and at the June 2016 meeting, the vision of the group was presented to the Board. The vision for the revised program was approved and the working group moved forward to create a new model for achieving Fellowship.
The model chosen has been designed to facilitate the acknowledgement of those who have demonstrated, throughout their career, diversity and expertise within their field, and collaborative relationships with other health professions and the great community. The flexibility of the program allows for individual uniqueness while ensuring the development of the key attributes for a Fellow; leadership, collaboration, innovation, cultural competency and advocacy as well as reflective learning and the ability to mentor others.
The program has three components:
- Point accumulation across five pathway
The accumulation of points across five pathways: academic achievements, research, social responsibility, educating others and professional contributions. There is no timeframe for accumulation of points through activities. Activities from across the MRT’s career can be used.
- Capstone Paper
A capstone requirement which provides the opportunity to reflect, and write a paper that describes how the activities performed for accumulation of points for the five pathways link to the key attributes required for Fellowship.
- Mentorship project
A mentorship project that provides evidence of completion of a project that supported, built capacity and empowered other MRTs.