In December 2018 the Academy's Membership Committee is launching a new recruitment program called "Friends to Fellows." The program is simple in that we are offering two monetary incentives for current Fellows such as yourself to refer your non-member colleagues.
Incentive #1: $100 off annual meeting registration if you refer a new Candidate for Fellowship.*
The Academy will offer you $100 off annual meeting registration for Academy 2019 Orlando if you refer a new Candidate for Fellowship who applies by July 1, 2019!
Incentive #2: Complimentary registration for referring a new Candidate for Fellowship who successfully completes the Fellowship process.**
We encourage you to serve as an unofficial mentor to the Candidate(s) you refer.
Reach out to your friends and encourage them to join the Academy and become a Fellow! The committee has already drafted a sample letter/e-mail (download here) that you can send out to your friends. Feel free to edit or customize. It's that easy.
* Applicant must complete and submit the full application along with full dues payment and any applicable fees. Fellows will receive a promotional code to use at registration that is only valid for the next year's meeting. Not applicable for new Candidates who have graduated optometry school in the past 3 years. Discount can only be used once per year and doesn't increase with number of Candidates. Applicant must apply by July 1st for the Fellow to receive the promotional code for that year's meeting. Candidate must submit the name of the referring Fellow at the time of his/her application.
** Complimentary registration must be used for the annual meeting immediately following the induction of the new Fellow (mentee). Complimentary registration cannot be transferred or deferred. Not applicable for new Candidates who have graduated optometry school in the past 3 years. If the Fellow qualifies for Incentive #1 and Incentive #2 in the same year, the Fellow will simply receive full complimentary registration for the meeting as outlined in Incentive #2 guidelines. Discount can only be used once per year and doesn't compound with number of Candidates. Candidate must submit the name of the referring Fellow at the time of his/her application.