Senator James Forrester was recently maligned, in large part because he was the driving force behind legislation to put a marriage referendum on the North Carolina ballot in May. The charge is that he "falsified his medical credentials;" the reality, he neglected and failed to update his public resume. Forrester's resume listed him as a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, an award given by the group. When I think about awards, I don't usually think about a maintenance package in the form of required annual dues. But the ACPM has decided its fellowships come with a price tag: annual dues in perpetuity. As such, when Forrester dropped his annual membership years after he launched his political career, he became a former fellow and he should have updated his resume.