Fellowship places you among the best in cardiology today. Apply and you’ll gain professional recognition and access to benefits worth thousands. Apply via this track if you are a published academic/scientist practicing internationally. Board certification is not required to apply.

International Fellow (FACC)- Annual Dues $300 High Income / $200 Middle-Low Income Country
Application Fee $150
Please note: The ACC membership year runs January-December and annual renewal is required for continuous benefit access.

(Current members with up-to-date membership pay only the application fee)
  What You Need Before You Apply
  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 medical diploma or certificate, translated to English if received from an institution outside the US
  • Copy of diploma if you have a PhD
  • Bibliography
  • 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
  • Sponsors must be well acquainted with your current professional activities
  • At least one sponsor must be from your geographic area of professional activity
  • Only one sponsor can be from a partner or colleague that works in your office
  • Only one sponsor can be from your training program
  • Your relatives may not sponsor you
  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
  Membership Criteria
  Membership Criteria

Members are expected to conform to high moral standards.

To apply, candidates must:

  • Have completed cardiovascular training, if applicable
  • Have a full-time academic and/or hospital appointment
  • Dedicate at least 75% of their professional activities to CV research
  • Have made significant contributions to the scientific literature and submit a bibliography outlining said contributions
    • Have a PhD? You will need to have published 20 articles with 10 first or senior authorship in peer-reviewed journals indexed in PubMed or Scopus
    • No PhD? You will need to have published 50 articles with 20 first or senior authorship in peer-reviewed journals indexed in PubMed or Scopus