Fellowship places you among the best in cardiology today. Apply and you’ll gain professional recognition and access to benefits worth thousands.

International Fellow (FACC) $300 High Income / $200 Middle-Low Income Country
International Fellow (FACC) Application Fee $150
International Associate $125 High Income / $100 Middle-Low Income Country
International Associate Application Fee $25
(Advancing to FACC members with up-to-date membership pay only the application fee)
  Become an International Associate/Affiliate
  Become an International Associate/Affiliate

International Associate/Affiliate provides you with full access to ACC's membership benefits, including online access to the JACC journals (discover all of our member benefits).

You may not reference the FACC designation in this category.

  Requirements for International Associate/Affiliate

Requirements for International Associate/Affiliate

You must have:

  • A current membership in a recognized medical society in your country – OR – present a sponsorship letter from a current physician member of the ACC
  • CV-Trained Physicians (International Associate) Only: Must have completed medical professional education and training
  • Non-CV Trained Physicians (International Associate) Only: Must be educated and trained in another medical discipline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please allow up to 2 weeks for your application to be processed and for your membership access information to be sent to you.

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  FACC: What You Need Before You Apply
  FACC: What You Need Before You Apply

Applications are welcome on a rolling basis!

Before you begin the online application, be sure you have the following ready:

  • Two letters of sponsorship from current FACCs
  • Your bibliography should outline your publications in peer-reviewed journals indexed in PubMed or Scopus.
  • Copy of your medical diplomas translated to English
  • Copy of diploma if you have a PhD
  • An employment verification letter

  Sponsor & Sponsor Letter Requirements

Sponsor & Sponsor Letter Requirements

Applicants are required to submit two letters of sponsorship from current FACCs.

Sponsorship Letter Requirements:

  • Letters must be included with your application
  • Letters must be on the sponsor's business letterhead, dated and signed by the sponsor
  • Letters should detail your accomplishments of distinction, such as hospital, medical society or educational leadership
  • Letters should be original in content—substantially identical letters will be rejected

Sponsor Requirements:

  • Sponsors must be current FACCs
  • President of your country's cardiovascular society may sponsor even if not an FACC.
  • Sponsors must be well acquainted with your current professional activities
  • At least one FACC sponsor must be from your country of practice
  • Your relatives may not sponsor you

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  Bibliography Submission Guidelines

Bibliography Submission Guidelines

In order for your application to be evaluated fairly, please organize your bibliography using the following format; otherwise, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

Do not send reprints of articles, abstracts, etc.

  • List your publications precisely as published with:
    • Authors
    • Title of Article
    • Name of Journal (including Volume, Page and Date)
  • List and number the following publication types in separate categories as follows:
    1. Published papers in peer-reviewed journals indexed in PubMed or Scopus
    2. Textbook chapters, invited articles and reviews
    3. Published abstracts
    4. Miscellaneous

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  FACC Membership Criteria
  FACC Membership Criteria

To apply, you must:

  • Have completed cardiovascular training
  • Have a current medical license in the country where you practice
  • Have a full-time cardiovascular position
  • Dedicate at least 75% of your professional time to cardiology
  • Present two letters of sponsorship from current FACCs with the application (See Your Sponsors and Sponsorship Letters below)
  • Meet one of the two following requirements:
    • Author 10 articles in peer-reviewed publications indexed in PubMed and Scopus, five of which are first or primary author
    • OR

    • Hold a leadership position in your hospital or institution, such as Chief of Cardiology, Director or Associate Professor or Professor
  Your Sponsors and Sponsorship Letters
  Your Sponsors and Sponsorship Letters

Applicants are required to submit two letters of sponsorship from current FACCs.

Sponsorship Letter Requirements:

  • Letters must be included with your application
  • Letters must be on the sponsor's business letterhead, dated and signed by the sponsor
  • Letters should detail your accomplishments of distinction, such as hospital, medical society or educational leadership
  • Letters should be original in content—substantially identical letters will be rejected

Sponsor Requirements:

  • Sponsors must be current FACCs
  • President of your country's cardiovascular society may sponsor even if not an FACC.
  • Sponsors must be well acquainted with your current professional activities
  • At least one FACC sponsor must be from your country of practice
  • Your relatives may not sponsor you