The Complementary Medical Association is committed to ensuring that people in countries all around the world benefit from ‘excellence’ in complementary medicine. We do this by supporting fully qualified, professional practitioners in the field of Complementary Medicine and Natural Healthcare to do what they are best at – helping people take control of their health and allowing them access to the best that medicine has to offer.
We have Members in many countries around the world and in order to help these professional healthcare practitioners develop a more effective presence and to develop as practitioners we have set up a new category of Membership – Fellow of The Complementary Medical Association.
This is intended to help identify and promote those practitioners who are absolutely excellent in the field of Complementary Medicine and Natural Healthcare – and to promote the whole profession.
Fellowship of The Complementary Medical Association is designed for established practitioners who share our commitment to working in a way that allows the widespread encouragement of the positive health effects of proven, safe Complementary Medical and Natural Healthcare therapies, who respect the potential that individuals have to take advantage of these therapies and lead healthier, happier lives – and who are aware of the ethical considerations for the implications of our actions are invited to apply – where appropriate - for Fellowship of The Complementary Medical Association.
Fellowship is the highest level of Membership of The Complementary Medical Association and comes with various benefits and responsibilities.
Only individuals who, in the eyes of their peers – and in the judgement of The Complementary Medical Association’s Fellowship Committee - have shown a track record of commitment and excellence in the field of Complementary Medicine and Natural Healthcare will be considered.
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Responsibilities of Fellows
The Complementary Medical Association helps defend the profession against campaigns that attack any field in the profession that has been accepted as having evidence for its efficacy and safety in helping individuals address their health issues.* Fellows, if not already involved in this area, will be encouraged to contribute to this work, where viable and time-permitting.
The Complementary Medical Association supports campaigns that show the effectiveness of individual therapies and is involved in consulting on the future of the profession with various government and Parliamentary agencies, and takes part in national debates on medical and public health issues. Fellows, if not already involved in this area, will be encouraged to contribute to this work, where viable and time-permitting.
The Complementary Medical Association reports, continuously, on evidence-based research on all of the therapies it recognises. Fellows, if not already involved in this area, will be encouraged to contribute to this work, by providing research papers for publication, articles for the website and monthly e-Newsletter. This is of course, optional and while we encourage your involvement, it is by no means compulsory.
The Complementary Medical Association is, without doubt, the world’s leading multi-disciplinary Membership Association in the Complementary Medical and Natural Healthcare field. The CMA strives to help leading practitioners inspire and inform their patients, to encourage those who take an innovative approach to wellbeing, who set out to prove the efficacy of their therapies and who lead the way in being open-minded and creative in their approach to robust good health. Becoming a Fellow of The Complementary Medical Association will enable you to play an active role in shaping the future of the profession.
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The Complementary Medical Association will provide Fellows with a forum to contribute to these ongoing issues and discuss and help shape the future of the profession, by means of its twice yearly online Fellows’ Forums.
These group meetings will provide the platform for an up-to-the-minute Formal Review of the state of the profession and allow Fellows to discuss their views openly and frankly with their peers.
How can I become a Fellow?
To be elected a fellow you need to have distinguished yourself in the practice of Complementary Medicine, or Natural Healthcare. Fellows are expected to have at least 3 years experience as a practitioner or running a training school and making significant contributions to the profession.
Occasionally, individuals who are not practitioners or teachers – but who have made an outstanding and measurable contribution to the complementary medical and natural healthcare profession will be considered for Fellowship, e.g. developers or suppliers of particularly outstanding products or services within the Complementary Medical and Natural Healthcare field.
You can be nominated by an existing Member or Fellow of The Complementary Medical Association and, if making a self-proposed application, be seconded by an existing Member, or Fellow, of The Complementary Medical Association. If you do not know someone who can second you - please let us know and we will arrange for you to be interviewed by a CMA Fellowship Selection Committee Member.
You can also be nominated by an existing member of other recognised Complementary Medical and Natural Healthcare associations, in the UK, or from anywhere around the world.
Although there is no formal examination involved, in order to be recognised as a Fellow of The Complementary Medical Association, The Complementary Medical Association’s Fellowship Committee will need to inspect your qualifications and may need to contact you to confirm your appropriateness for a Fellowship.
To nominate an individual, or apply for a Fellowship yourself, please complete and return The Complementary Medical Association’s Fellowship proposal.
Fellow of The CMA - Annual Payment of £359.62 (£350 + £9.62 PayPal Processing Fee)Fellow of The CMA - 12 x Monthly Payments of £32.96 (£29.16 + £3.80 PayPal Processing Fee)
Yearly Fellowship subscriptions may be paid by cheque, bank transfer, by monthly standing order or by PayPal.
*The Complementary Medical Association currently recognises and helps support practitioners from over 150 individual Complementary Medical and Natural Healthcare therapies.
Will being a Fellow of The CMA help me obtain a Visa to work in the UK? The CMA does not provide any support in regards to Visa applications or immigration issues. We only encourage people to apply for CMA Fellowship who subscribe to our aims as set out in this Fellowship Charter.
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