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    Application Procedures

    Membership in SCAI is open to physicians and scientists who have become experts in the field of cardiac catheterization and angiography. In order to merit such distinction, each candidate must submit his application to the critical examination of his peers. The Credentials Committee will only act upon complete applications. To receive the membership certificate, successful candidates are required to attend the SCAI Scientific Sessions in May.

     


     

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    Membership Categories and Requirements

    Fellow-in-Training Member

    Candidate must be in good standing who have been accepted into or are participating in an accredited adult interventional cardiology training program or approved pediatric interventional cardiology training program. A letter from the Program Director detailing the dates of the training program are required to complete this application.

    FREE Membership! The yearly dues for this category are now waived. This is for the duration of the interventional training program. Fellow-in-training members will receive the online CCI journal rather than a hard copy of CCI.

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    Member

    Candidate must be eligible or certified by an appropriate certifying board (Internal Medicine, Radiology, Pediatrics, etc.) in the country of practice and be board eligible or certified by an appropriate subspecialty board, if one exists, in the primary specialty (Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology), OR

    Candidate must have completed appropriate training in cardiac and/or endovascular angiography and intervention, or in a related field (including non-invasive fields) and have at least one full year or its equivalent in specialized training.

    Each candidate must submit a current CV and documentation for unrestricted privileges at their hospital/institution in their area of expertise.

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    Scientist Member

    Candidate must have a doctorate in a relevant scientific field, and shall demonstrate that he/she works regularly in the area of cardiac and/or endovascular angiography and/or intervention.

    Each candidate must submit a current CV and an attestation letter from superior indicating relevant work in the area of cardiac and/or endovascular angiography and/or intervention.

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    Fellow

    Candidate must meet all requirements for “Member” category above, AND fulfill the requirements of one of the following two pathways:

    Pathway #1 (intended for invasive / interventional cardiologists):

    Have met all requirements in the “Member” category above, AND meets at least one of the following three conditions meets at least one of the following three conditions:

    1. Have unrestricted privileges in the cardiovascular and/or endovascular catheterization laboratory in good standing as a primary operator for five years and have performed a combined total of 2,000 diagnostic and interventional procedures as primary operator after training.   Also, have Cardiovascular or Endovascular Board Certification.  In the absence of Board Certification, the committee may, at its discretion, consider other evidence of academic achievement such as number of articles published, books or chapters written, presentation at major meetings.
    2. Have demonstrated achievement of ABIM / AOBIM certification in Interventional Cardiology, and currently have been in good standing in a catheterization laboratory for at least one year, and have performed a minimum of 100 interventions as primary operator (after training).
    3. Have currently have been in good standing in a catheterization laboratory for at least five years and performed greater than a combined total of 400 diagnostic and interventional procedures after training as a pediatric/congenital interventional cardiologist.

    Pathway #2 (intended for non-physician scientists or non-invasive physicians): 

    Have met all requirements in the “Member” category above AND have demonstrated meeting at least two of the following criteria:

    1. Have made substantive contributions to the field relating to cardiac and/or endovascular angiography and/or interventions as evidenced by relevant research in that area as published in peer-reviewed national and/or international publications.
    2. Have participated in at least  10  national and/or international conferences as faculty
    3. Have evidence of participation in the field by having held one or more leadership positions in the field, such service as an officer, committee chair, trustee or committee voting member in a relevant professional society, certification examination contributor, or other relevant leadership position.

    To complete the application, the candidate must forward a current CV and two sponsorship letters on official letterhead, one of which must be from a current Fellow of SCAI. The second letter can be from another interventional specialist. At least one of the sponsorship letters should verify estimated volume of cases post training.

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    Advancement to Fellow

    A current Member of SCAI may apply for advancement to Fellow at any time once the criteria for Fellow is met. The Member should follow the requirements for Fellow above. The application fee is $100.

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    International Fellow

    Candidate must meet all requirements for “Member” category above, AND fulfill the requirements of one of the following two pathways:

    Pathway #1 (intended for invasive / interventional cardiologists):

    Have met all requirements in the “Member” category above, AND meets at least one of the following three conditions meets at least one of the following three conditions:

    1. Have unrestricted privileges in the cardiovascular and/or endovascular catheterization laboratory in good standing as a primary operator for five years and have performed a combined total of 2,000 diagnostic and interventional procedures as primary operator after training.   Also, have Cardiovascular or Endovascular Board Certification.  In the absence of Board Certification, the committee may, at its discretion, consider other evidence of academic achievement such as number of articles published, books or chapters written, presentation at major meetings.
    2. Have demonstrated achievement of ABIM / AOBIM certification in Interventional Cardiology, and currently have been in good standing in a catheterization laboratory for at least one year, and have performed a minimum of 100 interventions as primary operator (after training).
    3. Have currently have been in good standing in a catheterization laboratory for at least five years and performed greater than a combined total of 400 diagnostic and interventional procedures after training as a pediatric/congenital interventional cardiologist.

    Pathway #2 (intended for non-physician scientists or non-invasive physicians): 

    Have met all requirements in the “Member” category above AND have demonstrated meeting at least two of the following criteria:

    1. Have made substantive contributions to the field relating to cardiac and/or endovascular angiography and/or interventions as evidenced by relevant research in that area as published in peer-reviewed national and/or international publications.
    2. Have participated in at least  10  national and/or international conferences as faculty
    3. Have evidence of participation in the field by having held one or more leadership positions in the field, such service as an officer, committee chair, trustee or committee voting member in a relevant professional society, certification examination contributor, or other relevant leadership position.

    To complete the application, the candidate must forward a current CV and two sponsorship letters on official letterhead, one of which must be from a current Fellow of SCAI. The second letter can be from another interventional specialist. At least one of the sponsorship letters should verify estimated volume of cases post training.

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    International Associate Member

    International physicians are encouraged to apply to become a Fellow of SCAI (FSCAI).  Additionally, there is an alternative way for internationally-based physicians to begin their involvement with SCAI:  International Associate Membership.  This new membership category is a special invitation for international physicians to join their peers in SCAI at a lower dues rate. This category of membership is the direct result of partnerships between SCAI and various international interventional societies.  The requirement for membership is simple -- verification of membership in an international interventional society.  For a low dues rate -- just $100 annually -- International Associates enjoy many SCAI benefits, including the online (but not print) version of SCAI's journal and discounts on SCAI educational offerings.  International Associates can subsequently apply for advancement to become Fellows of SCAI -- the sought-after distinction that allows physicians to add "FSCAI' to their credentials. 

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    Senior Fellow

    A candidate for Senior Fellow must meet all the requirements for Fellow, but is no longer engaged personally in the routine performance of cardiac catheterization and angiographic procedures. The candidate for this category shall have made significant and meritorious contributions to knowledge in the field of cardiac catheterization and angiography. Fellows of SCAI may request advancement to this level by emailing Andrea Hickman (AHickman@scai.org) when they meet the above requirements.

     


     

    Emeritus

    A candidate for Emeritus Fellow must meet all the requirements for Fellow, but no longer engaged in the practice of medicine.  The candidate for this category shall have made significant contributions to the knowledge in the field of cardiac catheterization and angiography.  Fellows of SCAI may request Emeritus status by emailing Andrea Hickman (AHickamn@scai.org) when they meet the above requirements.