ACP Guided Fellowship Program

The ACP Guided Fellowship program provides early career physicians with an opportunity to become leaders within the internal medicine community. Participants demonstrate a commitment to improving lives through the four pillars of Fellowship in a three-year program.

Current participants are gifted enrollment fees which are underwritten by a generous grant from the ACP Member Insurance Program. Take advantage of this opportunity today.

2024 Guided Fellowship Program Participant Information

Grow and Enhance Your Career With ACP Fellowship

  • Enhances your professional credibility
  • Adds value to your CV and your promotions package
  • Supports career development
  • Qualifies you to participate in ACP initiatives and leadership
  • Enables you to vote, hold office, and sponsor applicants for Memberships and Fellowship.

The FACP® credential is an honor that distinguishes internal medicine physicians from their peers and is recognition of accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. Early career physicians attain ACP Fellowship in order to show their commitment to becoming leaders within internal medicine and their workplaces.

Program Description

The ACP Guided Fellowship program provides early career physicians with guidance and professional development opportunities to empower them to meet the requirements for ACP Fellowship. Over the course of this three-year program, participants will track their professional development activities in each pillar of Fellowship in their Guided Fellowship Dashboard and connect with a community of their early career peers.

Fellows are authorized to use the letters FACP in connection with their professional activities for as long as their membership remains current.

For additional information, please review the Guided Fellowship FAQs or contact us at guidedfacp@acponline.org.

Requirements for ACP Fellowship

To demonstrate their ongoing dedication to the profession of medicine, Guided Fellowship participants must complete one activity per year in one of the three areas:

  • Community Engagement and Community Service;
  • Practice Improvement or Scholarly Activities;
  • Teaching, Coaching, Mentoring, or Leadership.

By the conclusion of the three-year program, Guided Fellowship participants must:

  • Participate in activities in at least three of the four pillars of Fellowship and submit activities on their Dashboard by June 30 of each year;
  • Be board certified in internal medicine or neurology and submit documentation of the same;
  • Be a member in good standing, including current with ACP dues, for all three years of the program.

Timeline for the ACP Guided Fellowship Program

January

Participants receive introductory materials

May

Pay ACP Membership dues

July

Participants update progress in dashboard by July 15

August

Participant progress is reviewed

January

Participants receive email with progress update

February

Participants’ supervisors receive progress email update

May

Pay ACP Membership dues

July

Participants update progress in dashboard by July 15

August

Participant progress is reviewed

January

Participants receive email with progress update

February

Participants’ supervisors receive email with progress update

May

Pay ACP Membership dues

July

Participants update progress in dashboard by July 15

August

Credentials Committee reviews participants progress

September

Participants complete Fellowship Attestation Form

November

Credentials Committee review participants’ Fellowship eligibility and ACP Governors approve qualified candidates

December

Approved candidates are elected to ACP Fellowship