For primary care physicians who treat primarily older adults and seek to engage with our education to better treat their patients, who may or may not be receiving simultaneous care from a cardiologist.

  Join the American College of Cardiology
  Join the American College of Cardiology

As a geriatrician, the majority of your patients are older than 60 years of age—a patient group predisposed to cardiovascular disease. Older patients also incur the most complications from cardiac events and procedures, which makes staying up-to-date on the latest in cardiovascular treatments all the more important. As an Affiliate member of the ACC, you’ll gain access to resources that will help you stay at the top of your field, administer only the best cardiovascular care and help your patients gain a better understanding of their conditions and treatments.

Applicants should have the recognized/accredited education, training and certification/licensure OR a relevant appointment at a recognized institution.

 
  Why Join: Your Membership Benefits
  Why Join: Your Membership Benefits

What do you get for your membership dollars?

As a member you can:

  • Read about the latest clinical developments in five JACC journals: The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, JACC: Imaging, JACC: Interventions, JACC: Heart Failure and JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.
  • Access mobile applications that help you treat and manage patients
  • Access CardioSmart’s suite of tools to help patients better maintain their care
  • Access the latest guidelines—including on-the-go with ACC’s new guidelines app
  • Stay up-to-date with 300+ FREE educational opportunities offering CME
  • Network with over 47,000 cardiovascular professionals worldwide
  • Gain an advocate for your interests, as we fight for your priorities in all aspects of practice
  • Focus on your specialty and/or interest area with ACC’s 16 Member Sections
  • 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 and ACC’s ECCOA program outlining specific treatment considerations for older adults
  • Participate in ACC’s quality initiatives to improve patient care including the NCDR Registries and more
  • Advance your career with ACC’s Mentoring Program, and research funding and collaboration tools
  • Receive membership in your local chapter for additional networking and educational opportunities locally
 
  How to Apply: The Application Process
  How to Apply: The Application Process

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

To apply, submit your application packet consisting of:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Two Letters of Sponsorship from Current FACCs that Meet Letter Requirements (See Your Sponsors and Sponsorship Letters below)
  3. Payment of Annual Dues and Nonrefundable Application Fee.

Submit your application to:

Membership Services
2400 N Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20037

Please allow 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed and your membership information to be sent to you. Contact resource@acc.org to check on the status of your application.

 
  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
  • Sponsors must be well acquainted with your current professional activities
  • Your relatives may not sponsor you
 
  Annual Dues and Fees
  Annual Dues and Fees

Please submit total payment of $125 with the application.

Annual dues are $100 US. Payment of a one-time application fee of $25 is required to apply.