Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I can't attend Academy 2021 Boston. Can I complete Student Fellowship virtually?
A.The Academy will be holding a virtual "Best of Academy 2021 Boston" meeting in December 2021 (date and education schedule TBA). Students interested in Student Fellowship may begin working Requirement #1 of 6 CE hours during this meeting and complete the outstanding requirements during Academy 2022 San Diego.
Please note, you MUST be enrolled as an OD student the time of the San Diego meeting to complete the Student Fellowship program at that time.
Q. The portal asks for the course ID of sessions attended. Where can I find this?
A. The course ID is the 3-5 digit code associated with a session in the mobile app or on the Education Grid, i.e. AS-01, POS-01, P-02, etc.
Q. I want to participate in the Student Fellowship program but I am not a student member. How can I sign up?
A. Submit your application on our Student Membership page. There is a $30 membership fee that will cover your entire OD education as well as a year of residency. Please allow 1-2 business days for your application to be processed.
Q. I missed a required session. Are there any additional substitutes?
A. There are no additional substitutions for any of the Student Fellowship requirements other than what is noted on the requirement list. Please note, you have 2 consecutive years to complete the Student Fellowship program. You can finish the remaining requirements next year at Academy 2022 San Diego (provided you will still be an OD student at the time of the 2022 meeting).
Q. Will I receive one hour of CE for attending half of a two hour lecture?
A. CE credit will not be awarded if you do not attend the full session. There is no partial credit for attending one hour of a two hour lecture and this will not count toward Student Fellowship.
Q. I read that completing Student Fellowship will grant you complimentary registration for the next meeting. Where do I get my code?
A. All new Student Fellows will receive complimentary registration for the next Academy meeting in San Diego 2022. This code must be used for the San Diego meeting and cannot be transferred or deferred. You will receive an email with your complimentary registration code shortly before Academy 2022 San Diego registration opens.
Q. When will my new Student Fellow certificate and pin arrive?
A.Your certificate and pin will be mailed to your Faculty Liaison in January 2022.
Q. I attended the Thursday Poster session for two hours. Does this satisfy requirement 2?
A. No. You must attend two separate scientific paper or poster sessions for one hour each to complete this requirement.