Are you a woman cardiologist who has completed her fellowship within the last two years, or who is within six months of completing training this year? You can apply for Fellowship in the ACC (FACC) for FREE! Just use code FITtoFACC on your application.*

At the ACC, Women's History Month gives us an opportunity to recognize the profound impact so many women have already had on cardiovascular medicine. It also inspires us to support future leaders in the field like you.

Whether you follow in the footsteps of the women who came before you or forge your own path, the ACC is here to support you with the resources you need to transform care and establish yourself at the very top of your field.

Why FACC and Why Now?

As you search for positions, the added FACC designation will help you to stand out among the competition by signaling to potential employers and your future patients that you have been conferred to the highest credential by your peers—and that you are committed to only the highest standards of CV care.

How Will the FACC Designation Help as You Grow?

It will benefit you professionally.
Membership will keep you at the top of your field with opportunities for networking, connecting with mentors, accessing the latest clinical information and education and more. You’ll also gain access to resources tailor-made for those in their early career years.

It will act as an advocate for you.
The ACC, its Chapters and its member communities provide you with the power of a national collective. That means the ACC can work to advocate on your behalf in all aspects of practice and work to influence issues that matter to you—on topics like reimbursement, certification and more. Leadership opportunities also allow you to influence change and make a difference.

It will save you money.
Membership provides you with valuable benefits worth thousands, including many of the same benefits you enjoyed throughout training like our five JACC journals, access to clinical guidelines, over 300 free continuing education opportunities, and more.

What You Need Before You Apply

Before you begin the online application, be sure you have the following ready:

  • Two signed sponsorship forms from current FACCs
  • Copy of medical degree diploma, translated to English if receive from an institution outside of US
  • Copy of diploma if you have a PhD

Processing Your Application

Please note that you can apply up to six months prior to the completion of your training. However, if you apply before you pass your Board exams and before you have a confirmed hospital and/or academic appointment, your application will remain on file with a status of “pending” until we receive confirmation that you have passed the Boards and have confirmed appointments. Additionally, if you are returning for further subspecialty training, you are not eligible to apply for FACC until you are closer to completing that training.

  • Note: Most applicants will receive final notice of their advancement to FACC status by February 1, 2019.

Email with questions regarding the status of your application.

Your Sponsors and Sponsorship Letters

Applicants are required to submit two letters of sponsorship from current FACCs.

Sponsorship Letter Requirements:

Should you choose not to use the form letter, your letter must adhere to the following:

  • 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 are 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

*Offer valid for those who completed or will complete their cardiovascular fellowship training from 6/30/2016 through 6/30/2018. Offer valid on $150 application fee waiver only. Standard dues rate will apply for 2019; statements will be mailed in September. The application will be processed as "pending" until training completion, post-training academic and/or hospital appointment begins and attainment of the cardiovascular specialist Board certification. Once all information is received, applications will be processed.