Professional in a Cardiovascular-Related Subspecialty
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Become a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
As a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) you’ll gain access to resources that will help you stay at the top of your field and help you transform cardiovascular care.
Fellowship is open to professionals in other cardiovascular-related subspecialties including:
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.
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.
Why Join: Your Membership Benefits
What do you get for your membership dollars? You’ll gain access to benefits worth nearly $3,000 annually.
As a Fellow 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.
Gain an advocate for your interests, as we fight for your priorities in all aspects of practice—from certification to reimbursement and to federal and state representatives, regulatory bodies and payers.
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
Focus on your specialty and/or interest area with ACC’s 16 Member Sections
Gain leadership experience and recognition opportunities available only to FACCs through participation on Councils, Committees, and Working Groups.
Meet certification requirements more easily with online compliment Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Modules and ACC’s MOC Information Hub online
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
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
Access mobile applications that help you treat and manage patients on the go
Receive membership in your local chapter for additional networking and educational opportunities locally
Have a full-time position in a cardiovascular-related subspecialty (see list above)
Meet one of the two following requirements:
Have a Leadership Position: You will need to hold a leadership role as Chief of Cardiology, Director of a Major Laboratory at an Academic or Academic-Affiliated Institution, or hold the title of Associate Professor or Professor
Have Publications: You will need to have published 10 articles in peer-reviewed journals with 5 first or senior authorship
Present two letters of sponsorship from current FACCs with the application that recognize you as a specialist or scientist