Honorary Fellowship may be offered to exceptional individuals whose fellowship would bring distinction to the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Such individuals will have given distinguished service to the cause of medical science and its applications, or brought great benefits to science and healthcare, but will not normally have the achievements of the kind required of candidates elected as Ordinary Fellows, or in other ways will not fulfil the eligibility criteria
Honorary Fellows are admitted to the Academy at the Annual General Meeting in November. Honorary Fellows are not eligible to participate in the Fellowship elections or to vote on Academy business.
Honorary Fellows may use the suffix: FMedSci.
Fellows may make nominations for Honorary Fellows at any time of year by written submission to the President. Nominations should include the name, title, profession, qualifications, date of birth, nationality and usual place of residence of the candidate together with a note of the principal grounds on which the nomination is made.
Potential Honorary Fellows are discussed by the Academy's Officers in July and Council in October, and candidates for election are proposed at the AGM in November.