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Fellowship is one of the most distinguished designations the College offers its members, and is the ultimate recognition of professional achievement.

Based on outstanding credentials, achievements and community contributions to cardiovascular medicine, those who are elected to Fellowship signal to peers and patients their commitment to quality cardiovascular care through use of the FACC designation. Fellows of the ACC come from all specialties within cardiology and include adult cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, surgeons, researchers, academicians, specialists in a cardiovascular-related field and cardiovascular team members with advanced degrees.

The strongest evidence of achievement for those who earn the FACC designation comes from the applicant’s peers through letters of sponsorship attesting to their professional competence and commitment to excellence.

Election to Fellowship is determined by committee, and applications are welcomed on a rolling basis.

What it Means to Be an FACC

As a Fellow, you’ll be able to use the professional designation, FACC, to signal to both patients and colleagues alike of your commitment to only the highest standards of cardiovascular care, and that you have been conferred to the highest credential by your peers. Additionally, you’ll unlock access to exclusive leadership and involvement opportunities, and be able to participate in ACC’s Annual Convocation Ceremony held each year during the ACC Annual Scientific Session.

As an FACC, you’ll unlock access to tools and resources that help you transform cardiovascular care and make a difference in your patient’s lives. You will:

Membership Criteria

Election to Fellowship is based on training, specialty Board certification, scientific and professional accomplishments and duration of active participation in a cardiovascular-related field. Members are expected to conform to high moral standards.

To apply, candidates must:

  • Have completed cardiovascular training (FITs may apply within six months of completing training)
  • Have a full-time academic and/or cardiovascular or cardiovascular-related position
  • Dedicate at least 75% of their professional time/activities to cardiology
  • Present two letters of sponsorship from current FACCs with the application

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How to Apply: The Application Process

Applications are welcome on a rolling basis! Apply at any time throughout the year.

Applications will be reviewed twice annually by the ACC’s Credentialing and Membership Committee.

  • Applications received by May 1 will be reviewed in July
  • Applications received by Oct 1 will be reviewed in January

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