Cardiovascular Physician Practicing Outside the U.S./Canada
As a cardiovascular physician practicing outside the US, you have two options for joining the College:
Becoming an International Associate or attaining Fellowship in the ACC (FACC).
Non-CV trained physicians practicing outside the U.S. can apply for International Associate only.
Click the plus (+) signs beside the headings below to learn more about joining the American College of Cardiology based upon your professional status.
Become an International Associate
International Associate provides you with full access to ACC’s membership benefits, including online access to the JACC journals (See Why Join: Your Membership Benefits below). This membership category is open to CV specialists who are either not interested in applying for Fellowship or have not yet met the requirements. Membership is also open to those who are trained in other disciplines but have an interest in the College’s resources.
You may not reference the FACC designation in this category.
Requirements for International Associate
You must have:
A current medical license in the country you practice – OR – hold an academic appointment
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 Only: Must have completed medical professional education and training
Non-CV Trained Physicians Only: Must be educated and trained in another medical discipline
Annual Dues are $100 US. Applicants must include $125 with their application, which includes a one-time application fee of $25.
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Washington, DC 20037
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed and for your membership access information to be sent to you.
Become a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
As a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) you’ll gain recognition as a cardiovascular professional at the top of your field.
Fellowship is one of the most distinguished designations the College offers its members. Election to Fellowship is determined by committee, and applications are welcomed on a rolling basis. Those who do not meet the stringent qualifications for Fellowship may be granted Associate Fellow membership in the College when they apply.
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.
Why Join: Your Membership Benefits
What do you get for your membership dollars? As an international member you can:
Read about the latest clinical developments with online access to five JACC journals:The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, JACC: Imaging, JACC: Interventions, JACC: Heart Failure and JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.
Access the latest guidelines—including on-the-go with ACC’s new guidelines app
Stay up-to-date with 300+ FREE educational opportunities
Gain unrestricted access to ACC’s new website, filled with the latest news and information
Save with deep discounts on digital products and live courses—including the ACC Annual Scientific Session
Network with over 47,000 CV professionals
Participate in ACC’s quality initiatives worldwide, including the NCDR Registries and International Centers of Excellence program
Focus on your specialty and/or interest area with ACC’s 16 Member Sections
Advance your career with ACC’s Mentoring Program
Access mobile applications that help you treat and manage patients on the go
Receive membership in one of ACC International’s 33 local country chapters for additional networking and educational opportunities locally
Gain leadership experience and recognition opportunities.