BM Associate area

Admission criteria for Associate Members are defined by the Executive Committee of the College. These criteria aim to ensure that only non-veterinary scientists of international repute who are active in the field of Behavioural Medicine are admitted as Associate Members. Associate members are invited to apply by the BM- Credentialing é Recertification Sub Committee.

Become an Associate Member

Criteria for Associate membership

  1. Experience:
    An eligible candidate should have at least ten years of experience in Behavioural Medecine.
  2. Publications:
    An eligible candidate should have published at least ten original articles in internationally peer-reviewed journals relevant to BM as first author (NB not sole author), or joint author. They should submit a list of their publications preferably along with their impact factors. The list can include non-peer reviewed articles, review articles, and proceedings abstracts as example of their ability to communicate their findings.  Applicants are expected to confirm that the articles have been peer reviewed. Other forms of work may be acceptable e.g. peer reviewed book chapters etc.
  3. They should be an active member of a national or international professional society, where such a society exists e.g. the ESVCE, AVSAB etc.
  4. All suitably qualified persons should be interested in furthering the aims of the ECAWBM (BM) and should make a brief statement about how they would envisage how they would do that. They are also invited to suggest ways in which the College may be able to help them.


Recertification process: 

  1. Notification
    The candidate will be notified by the Chair of the BM Credentials Subcommittee of their need to re-register in the December of the calendar year preceding  ( link email:
  2. Re-registration form
    The candidate needs to complete the Application Form for re-registering. 
    To Download the form click here
    The form must be accompanied by two letters of reference using the provided letter template. To download the template reference letter click here
  3. Sending in your application
    The completed application and letters of reference should be sent by e-mail to: and copied to the chair of the ECAWBM BM Credentialing Committee on
    The candidate will receive feedback on the decision of their application by the date published in the re-registration timeline.
  4. Payment of re-registration fee
    Candidates needing to re-register need to pay a fee of
    Re-registering fee (2020) : 100 Eur
    To pay this fee via PayPal: click here.
    For alternative payment methods, please send an email to

Training residents

Are you an Associate Member that wants to pass on knowledge & experience?
Are you an Associate Member that wants to move forward the field of Behavioural Medicine?
This is the moment for you to become a SUPERVISOR.

Why do supervisors have a key role?
Being a supervisor is an important task that carries responsibilities to both: to the College and to the residents.  The overall objective of supervising a resident is that the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a resident will be developed, and the necessary level of competence obtained.

What does the ECAWBM expect from you as a Supervisor?
The College expects that supervisors will ensure that Residents will

  • gain the necessary practical experience during their residency in a standard programme or as a resident pursuing the alternative route.
  • produce a sufficient number and quality of publications.
  • stand a good chance of resp. being approved by the Credentialing Subcommittee as well passing all parts of the examination.

Joining a BM- Subcommittee

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Writing Questions for the ECAWBM (BM) Examination

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