Our mission is to promote excellence in the care of patients through nutritional support for eye diseases and disorders through professional education and scientific investigation.
The letters, FOWNS, after a professional’s name signify to colleagues and patients that rigorous qualifications for Fellowship have been met. Fellows of the OWNS shall be recognized as leaders in the subject area of ocular nutrition.
How To Become A Fellow:
- Become an OWNS member.
- Receive a nomination from a current OWNS member verifying ethical fitness and professional proficiency.
- Complete the application and pay the $250 candidacy fee (note: application review may take up to 4-6 weeks).
- Submit achievements totaling 50 or more points within 3 years from initial application date.
Fellowship Candidacy Point System
*to be determined after submission
Note: ALL points must CLEARLY demonstrate relevance to nutrition or wellness
6. Schedule in-person or virtual interview with fellowship committee by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- This is a societal fellowship specific to OWNS, therefore all submissions should clearly demonstrate relevance to nutrition or wellness.
- Candidates have three years to complete the requirements from their application date.
- Candidates are responsible for tracking, documenting, and submitting their points.
- Further requests may be asked on an individual basis.
- OWNS membership must stay in good standing to maintain fellowship status (FOWNS).
- Criteria are subject to change upon board approval.
- Questions and concerns should be directed to email@example.com
- Complete oral interview demonstrating pertinent knowledge and professional excellence (academic, clinical, leadership, or community service achievement). Fellows are graduated one time per year.
Fellows and supporters of OWNS should not endorse or promote any commercial products or services with OWNS logo as this is a misappropriation of OWNS policies. OWNS is committed to keeping neutrality and endorsing commercial products or services can be in conflict of its non-profit standards and mission