Become a Fellow (FCCP)
Do you demonstrate excellence, dedication, and leadership in chest medicine?
When you become a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP), you play an active role in advancing the field of chest medicine while enjoying the prestige of being associated with a distinctive group of chest medicine professionals. This opportunity is now available for the entire chest medicine team and is only available from CHEST.
Obtaining the FCCP designation recognizes you as a leader in CHEST, your profession, your institution, and most importantly demonstrates commitment to your patients. It’s a commitment that encompasses what you believe in.
“Achieving FCCP status from CHEST is an acknowledgement of years of education and commitment to chest medicine. I have found being an FCCP to be rewarding on a personal level as well as a professional level. It has provided me with connections to colleagues nationally and internationally, and it has opened the door to leadership opportunities.”
– Thomas Van der Kloot, MD, FCCP, member since 1996, Membership Committee member since 2012
If you are accepted as an FCCP, you may use the FCCP designation while you remain a member at the Enhanced or Premium level of membership.
Becoming an FCCP allows you to hold office and have the eligibility to vote. You will also be able to take part in prestigious events at the CHEST Annual Meeting in your first year as an FCCP, including attending an FCCP breakfast and convocation ceremony. New FCCPs will receive a hand-calligraphy certificate with an option of purchasing a frame. FCCP certificates are ordered on a quarterly basis for all new FCCPs.
To submit your FCCP application:
Mail: American College of Chest Physicians
Attn: Membership Department
2595 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
Questions? Contact CHEST Membership at email@example.com or 224/521-9569.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the specific requirements for obtaining FCCP?
Why do I have to be a member at the Enhanced or Premium level to apply for FCCP?
I’ve been a member for 1 year. Can I still apply?
I’m not a physician or PhD, is the FCCP designation open to other members of the chest medicine team?
I am currently an FCCP. Is there anything I need to do to maintain my designation?
Do I have to demonstrate excellence in each of the key domains to apply?
I submitted an application to become an FCCP. How long does the review process typically take and when will I be notified if I have been accepted?
I previously applied for FCCP and was not accepted. When can I reapply, and will I have to pay the application fee again?
I feel that I have achieved excellence in chest medicine but don’t meet all of the requirements as stated. Can I still apply?
I have been accepted as a new FCCP. Will I be invited to the convocation ceremony at the CHEST Annual Meeting and when will I be notified?
I am an FCCP, but my membership has lapsed or dropped. Can I still use the FCCP designation?
I have been accepted as an FCCP but have not received my certificate. When can I expect to receive it?
I lost my FCCP certificate. How can I request a duplicate copy?
How are Master FCCPs selected?