- PGY IV or V Geriatric Medicine/Geriatric Psych Fellows
- PGY II or III Internal Medicine or Family Physician Residents
- Advanced Practitioners: Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
- Previous participants are not eligible to apply
- Prepare your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Letter of Interest for uploading as part of the online application using the following file types: Word (.doc or docx) or PDF (.pdf). Your Letter of Interest should be no more than 250 words, and should describe your interest in long-term care practice and why you feel you will benefit from participating in this program.
- Familiarize yourself with the Policies and Requirements before submitting the online application.
- Complete the Online Application.
- Forward a Letter of Support. The Letter of Support must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the applicant's program director or another AMDA member following the completion of your online application.
- Talk with your program director and ask whether they will fund the travel and hotel expenses. Many fellowship and/or residency programs will pay for travel/lodging to one professional conference per year. Let them know that this is the conference you would like to attend in 2021!
The Futures Selection Committee ranks the applicants according to their Letter of Interest, CV and Letter of Support and makes selections based on the highest scores. Priority for full awards is given to lead authors of a poster accepted at AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine 2021, held March 11-14, 2021, in San Antonio, TX. Please do not make any travel or hotel arrangements until you are notified of your acceptance. For questions, please contact the program coordinator at 410-992-3134 or by email. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 16, 2020.
The Foundation is committed to the Futures Program, a program designed to expose residents, fellows and advanced practitioners to numerous career opportunities available in post-acute and long-term care and to provide other benefits. Considerable effort will be expended by the Foundation to ensure the success of this valuable program. Participants accepted into the program will therefore be required to fulfill certain obligations.
All participants, upon acceptance into the Foundation Futures Program will receive the following Benefits and Requirements:
- Benefit: One year AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine membership beginning January 2021. Enjoy the monthly JAMDA subscription, access to free webinars and other benefits of membership.
- Benefit: Opportunity to network. Participants will have an opportunity to network with our membership to make informed decisions about a career in post-acute and long-term care medicine.
- Benefit: Admission to the Foundation's Futures Program on Thursday, March 11, 2021.
Requirement: Attendance at this all-day event is required. Futures participants may not attend AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Annual Conference 2021 events that day as this program was specifically tailored for the Futures participants.
- Benefit: Registration to AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Annual Conference 2021 from March 12-14, 2021.
Requirement: Daily attendance at the symposium is required. There may be a few required events; otherwise, the participant can choose the sessions he/she wishes to attend.
In addition to the Benefits and Requirements listed above, participants who receive a full award will also receive:
- Benefit: Transportation to and from AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Annual Conference 2021.
Requirement: The Futures participant must arrive March 10, no later than 6:00 pm. and leaving no sooner than Sunday, March 14 at 12:00 pm. The airfare reimbursement is up to $550 to help defray the cost of attendance. Any flight prices greater than this amount must be approved by Foundation staff. Please see the Foundation Travel Policy for further details.
- Benefit: Hotel accommodations for four nights, March 10-13, 2021, to be shared with another Futures participant.
Requirement: A Travel Confirmation form included with the acceptance letter will need to be sent back immediately so conference registration and hotel arrangements can be made. Rooms will be assigned upon gender and geographic location. If the participant requires private accommodations, the Foundation will provide two nights lodging and participant will be responsible for the additional nights.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF FULL AWARDS AVAILABLE. Please speak with your program director about covering the cost of transportation and lodging for this conference. Most programs will pay for attendance at one professional conference per year.
Acceptance letters will be sent in December 2020. Please do not make any travel arrangements until notified of acceptance. Please note that Futures participants will be responsible for ground transportation to/from the conference as well as any food costs incurred at the conference (breakfast and lunch provided at the Futures Program on Thursday). If you have questions, please contact us at e-mail. A Foundation staff member will contact you within 24 hours of inquiry.
Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to ensure consistent procedures among Futures participants traveling on behalf of the Foundation. This policy applies only to participants whose expenses are being paid by the Foundation; it does not apply to those whose expenses are being paid by another organization or by the traveler him or herself.
The guiding principles are:Futures participants will be reimbursed for legitimate, reasonable travel expenses when directly related or pertaining to the Futures Program based on established allowances in this policy. Participants are expected to be conscientious in their use of Foundation funds and travel by economical and efficient means.
Statement of Policy:All travel arrangements, including all changes and cancellations of travel arrangements, can be made directly by the Futures participant. All flight changes and cancellation fees will be the responsibility of the Futures participant. The lowest available airfare shall be sought when booking. All travelers are expected to use economy class. If the location of the conference is within driving distance of participant, the participant will be reimbursed for mileage (federal rate) and parking fees. If a participant chooses to drive, the mileage expense cannot exceed the cost of airfare. AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Annual Conference 2021 registration will be paid directly by the Foundation. The Foundation staff will make the hotel accommodations. Rooms will be assigned upon gender and geographic location. If the participant received a full award and requires private accommodations, the Foundation will provide two nights hotel accommodations and participants will be responsible for additional nights. Futures participants will be responsible for the costs of ground transportation to/from the conference as well as any food costs (breakfast and lunch will be provided at the Futures Program). Cancellation after acceptance into this program will be subject to review by the Futures Committee. Participants may be responsible for any expenses incurred on behalf of the participant, including but not limited to transportation and housing, and may not be eligible to receive membership benefits. The Futures Committee reserves the right to deny future participation for those who cancel after being accepted into the program. The institution’s program director of the participant will also be notified of the participant’s cancellation. The participant must submit a travel expense statement, with all required information, to the Foundation within one month of completion of the trip, unless a longer delay is approved by the Futures Committee. Every effort will be made to reimburse participants within ten business days of receipt of the completed expense statement.
- Futures Program Cancellation Policy
Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to provide a cancellation procedure for Futures participants, should a cancellation be necessary. This policy applies only to participants who have been accepted into the Foundation Futures Program.
Statement of Policy
If a Futures participant would have to decline or withdraw from participation in the Futures Program, the Foundation must be notified immediately in writing. The institution’s program director of the participant will also be notified of the participant’s cancellation. Cancellation after acceptance into this program will be subject to review by the Futures Committee. If the committee determines cancellation to be unreasonable, the participant may be responsible for any expenses incurred on behalf of the participant, including but not limited to transportation and housing, and may not be eligible to receive membership benefits.The Futures Committee reserves the right to deny future participation for those who cancel after being accepted into the program.If a Futures participant would have to decline or withdraw from participation, a candidate from the waiting list may be selected to take their place.