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Apply to become a Fellow of the ESC

International recognition for your achievements in the cardiovascular field

The European Society of Cardiology introduced the status (title) “Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology” (FESC) in 1988, as an honorary recognition offered to its most prominent members.



The Fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) is an internationally-recognised, prestigious position, confirmed by the FESC diploma, for excellent clinical cardiologists and cardiovascular scientists with a deep interest and knowledge of cardiovascular medicine. Cardiologists and cardiovascular scientists bearing the title FESC are recognised as the core group of ESC experts, serving the Society in different roles and benefiting from certain privileges as specified below.

Requirements to become a Fellow of the ESC: online application for ESC Fellowship

A FESC candidate must prove Scientific or Clinical or Nursing Excellence in Cardiology:

SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE  

  • Copy of academic diploma (MD., PhD. or equivalent): If not originally in English, translation is mandatory
  • Minimum 10 publications in peer- reviewed journals, of these, at least 5 publications with the applicant as first or last author (original articles, excluding   editorials, reviews, case reports)
  • 2 supporting letters:
    • One supporting letter from a President of a National Cardiac Society or from a President of ESC Associations or  from a Chairperson of ESC Working Groups or from a Chairperson of ESC Councils
    • One supporting letter from a ESC Fellows.
  • Short CV in English with contact details

 

OR

CLINICAL EXCELLENCE

  • Copy of National Cardiology Diploma(s): If not originally in English, translation is mandatory
  • Minimum 3 publications in peer reviewed journals, where the candidate is the first or last author (original articles, excluding editorials, reviews, case reports)
  • 2 supporting letters:
    • One supporting letter from a President of a National Cardiac Society
    • One supporting letter from a Fellow of the ESC
  • At least 3 years of practice as board certified cardiologists
  • Short CV in English with contact details

 

Or

NURSING EXCELLENCE

Nurses in the Professional Register of the country in which they practice or Allied Professions with a minimum of five years of practical experience cardiac care can apply for the ESC Fellowship    

  • Copy of nursing diploma
  • Minimum 3 publications in peer reviewed journals, where the candidate is the first or last author
  • Letter(s) certifying Hospital Appointment(s)
  • 2 supporting letters:
    • One supporting letter from a President of a National Cardiac Society
    • One supporting letter from the Chairperson of the ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP)
  • At least 5 years of practical experience cardiac care
  • Short CV in English with contact details

 

All elements refered to here are mandatory. This means that the ESC Credentials Committee will reject candidates who do not supply all these elements.

Application Procedures

When applying for the ESC Fellowship online, please follow the procedures below:

  1. Select the category according to the candidate status.
  2. Browse the documentation requested, depending on the category, and upload (all documentation has to be translated into English)
  3. Submit the application before the annual deadline of 30 September.

Applications should be sent via the online submission system (no paper submissions will be accepted) to the European Heart House (Fellowship Departement) by the applicant or by any of the constitutional bodies of the ESC (National Cardiac Society, Association, Working Group).

The application should be made electronically via the dedicated online system, available here or your ‘My ESC’ account. The application must contain all above specified documents.

The deadline for applications is 30 September (year N) for ESC Fellowship to be awarded during the ESC Congress in year N+1. The newly elected FESC will be informed in November (year N) of acceptance / rejection of their application.

The newly elected ESC Fellows should pay the Fellowship fee before 1 January (year N+1). Thus, all FESC benefits, Privileges and duties formally begin on 1 January (year N+1). Alternatively, the newly elected ESC Fellows may pay their first Fellowship fee immediately after they receive the notification of their election as Fellows (ie for the year N).  In this case they will benefit from the ESC Fellows Privileges upon receipt of their payment.

Election Process

Applications submitted after the annual deadline will not be considered by the ESC Credentials Committee.

The ESC Credentials Committee reviews complete applications only and the candidate is informed in due time by email.