Become an ACP Fellow (FACP®)

Fellowship in the American College of Physicians is a peer-reviewed and peer-supported credential that is a public reflection of excellence within the internal medicine profession. FACP signifies an ongoing dedication to the profession of internal medicine, the patients we care for, and the communities we serve.

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The FACP credential signifies professional credibility and helps enhance and advance your career, regardless of your career path as an internal medicine physician. It adds value to your CV, your promotions package, and your applications for career development opportunities. Fellowship in ACP makes you eligible for leadership positions in ACP at both the chapter and national level.


Becoming a Fellow of the ACP pushes me every day to give my best to my patients and community. - Swati Mehta, MD, FACP

Am I Eligible?

If you can check all of these requirements ...

  • At least 3 years’ experience post residency training
  • ACP member in good standing for 3 of the past 4 years
  • Initial Board certified in internal medicine or neurology
  • Active medical license in good standing (if in clinical practice)

... and can demonstrate activity in three of the four pillars of Fellowship

Four Pillars of Fellowship

... then you are ready to apply!

View the detailed list of Requirements for Advancing to Fellowship.

How to Apply

It's easy!

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Include your CV and $175 one-time Fellowship initiation fee
  3. Have a colleague who is an FACP or MACP* submit a sponsor letter or Sponsor Form on your behalf

View more details and tips about the application process.

*Recipient of Mastership

Additional Information for ACP Fellows

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You will have chances to do things as a Fellow that would otherwise have not been possible. - Jabraan Pasha, MD, FACP