Why become a Fellow in ACCP?

Fellowship is the highest category of membership granted by ACCP and is awarded to those with exemplary credentials and dedication to the betterment of the discipline plus a record of active participation in ACCP over time. Becoming a Fellow in ACCP is a recognition by your peers of an experience level or a milestone in professional achievement that provides a sense of community and collegiality, acknowledging that you are part of a respected scientific society where one can exchange scientific knowledge and shape the future of clinical pharmacology. The FCP acronym implies a certain prestige and pride and those who are Fellows effectively serve as Ambassadors of the society to the global clinical pharmacology community, opening doors to talk about ACCP and clinical pharmacology to those who are interested. Fellows are frequently selected to chair committees and may be elected to serve on the Board of Regents or as an Officer that governs the society.

How to apply for Fellow

ACCP actively encourages applications for Fellow from qualified candidates. Applications for Fellow will be considered for any individual that meets the requirements as specified below.

  • ACCP Members wishing to become a Fellow must begin by logging in and updating their profile on the ACCP website.
  • In order to ensure that all of the requirements are in order, before applying, a Letter of Interest should be sent to [email protected], including CV, length of membership and Self Assessment of Fellow Requirements. This will permit the ACCP Executive Office to perform an initial objective assessment of the materials, including historical data on active participationLetters of Interest must be sent at least 60 days prior to the next Board meeting to permit Staff to perform the review. Applications that are moved forward will be submitted no later than 45 days prior to the next Board of Regents Meeting for a further review by the Credentials Committee and a recommendation for a vote by the Board of Regents.
  • If all of the requirements are met, Staff will reach out and will notify the applicant that the application is moving forward.

If an application is not moved forward, Staff will address with the applicant the areas where requirements were not met and will work with the candidate to develop a plan to achieve the requirements.

Requirements for Fellowship are as follows:

  • An appropriate candidate would have at least seven (7) years of full-time professional career experience beyond completion of an earned terminal degree (PharmD, PhD, MD, MBBS, Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant), or ten (10) years beyond a collegiate degree (BA, BS, MA, MS), with experience/sustained contributions in any of the healthcare professions or any biomedical or pharmaceutical sciences related to the discipline of clinical pharmacology;
  • A minimum of five (5) years, including three (3) consecutive years leading up to the application, as an actively participating full Member of ACCP (years as Student Member not applicable);
  • Evidence of active participation in ACCP Committees, Subcommittees, Task Forces and/or Working Groups within the last five (5) years;
  • Evidence of attending ACCP Annual Meetings within the last three (3) years;   
  • Evidence of meritorious work which is acceptable to the Credentials Committee and the Board of Regents, including at least two (2) criteria from the following list:
  1. Any combination of five (5) of the three following items in the past seven (7) years:
    • publications in peer-reviewed journals,
    • serving as a speaker in a scientific conference presentation or as an invited speaker for an educational scientific presentation at a national or international level, and/or
    • patents. (Presentation of scientific posters and commercial and/or nonscientific presentations are not considered.);
  2. Receipt of national or international recognition or awards in clinical pharmacology or related fields, excluding trainee awards (applicant must describe how the award(s) reflect meritorious work);
  3. Receipt of high-level corporate/governmental awards for sustained contributions in the field of clinical pharmacology or related fields, excluding trainee awards (applicant must describe how the award(s) reflect meritorious work);
  4. Board certification from the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology and/or Certification by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties;
  5. Minimum of five (5) years of sustained, verifiable contribution as an Editor, an Editorial Board member or a Reviewer of a peer-reviewed, professional journal indexed by the National Library of Medicine that includes substantial content relevant to clinical pharmacology;
  6. Completion of the ACCP Leadership Development Program;
  7. For non-academic colleagues, productivity in an adjunct research or teaching position contributing to education focused on a discipline of clinical pharmacology for at least five (5) years; or
  8. For academic colleagues, exceptional curricular development initiatives that advance teaching and learning in clinical pharmacology.

Annual Dues for a Fellow are $325, which includes all Member Benefits.

Fellows who wish to reinstate membership after failure to pay dues for a period of three (3) years or more shall be required to reinstate as a Member and reapply for Fellow in the credentials period following approval as a Reinstated Member. The application for Fellow must include all requirements for Fellowship as noted below. Any questions may be address to [email protected].

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