Requirements

FSCAI status can be achieved through multiple pathways. All FSCAI applicants must submit a sponsor letter from an active FSCAI or MSCAI.

Adult Interventionalist Pathway

ABIM/AOBIM certified in interventional cardiology, graduated from a ACGME interventional cardiology fellowship program.

If less than a year in practice, must provide documentation from ACGME interventional training director affirming the candidate's clinical experience (procedure log from training).

If more than a year in practice, provide documentation of at least one year in practice and performance of at least 100 interventions as primary operator.

If not ABIM/AOBIM certified in interventional cardiology, the candidate could still become a member if they have cardiovascular or endovascular board certification, have been in practice for at least five years, and have performed a combined total of 2,000 diagnostic and interventional procedures as primary operator. 

All candidates must have unrestricted privileges in the cardiovascular and/or endovascular catheterization lab and be in good standing as a primary operator.

Pediatric Interventionalist Pathway

If the candidate is ABP certified in pediatric cardiology and completed at least one year of advanced fellowship training in interventional pediatrics.

If less than a year in practice must provide documentation from interventional training director affirming the candidate's clinical experience (procedure log from training).

If more than a year in practice, provide documentation of at least one year in practice and performance of at least 75 interventions as primary operator.

If the candidate does not meet the criteria above, the candidate is still eligible if he or she is board-certified in pediatric cardiology, has four years in practice, and has performed a combined total of 400 diagnostic and interventional procedures.  

All candidates must have unrestricted privileges in the cardiovascular and/or endovascular catheterization lab and be in good standing as a primary operator.

Non-Clinical Pathway

In the absence of physician board certification, the committee may consider other evidence of academic achievement.

Candidates must have a doctorate or equivalent in a relevant scientific field and meet the following criteria: 

  • Demonstrate that they actively work in cardiac and/or endovascular angiography and/or intervention.
  • Evidence of substantive contributions to the field relating to cardiac and/or endovascular angiography and/or interventions and academic achievement such as:
    • relevant research that has been published in peer-reviewed national and/or international publications
    • has written relevant chapters or books
    • evidence of participation in the field by giving presentations at major meetings

Conditions of membership: 

Fellows of SCAI are eligible to vote at the society's annual meeting and other meetings of society members, serve and vote on society committees, and serve as society Trustees and Officers. 

To apply please submit: 

Clinical applicants please submit: 

  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A recommendation letter, on official letterhead, OR a completed Fellowship (FSCAI) Attestation Form (available to request on the online application upload page) that meets the following criteria:
    • Written or completed by an active Fellow of SCAI or Master Fellow of SCAI verifying the candidate's clinical experience including:
      • years in practice
      • estimated volume of cases post-training and
      • good standing in the catheterization lab

If the letter or the online form completed by your FSCAI sponsor cannot meet all the above criteria, you may submit a second letter/completed form from a cath lab director or administrator providing the missing information.

Non-Clinical applicants please submit: 

  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A recommendation letter, on official letterhead, OR a completed Fellowship (FSCAI) Attestation Form (available to request on the online application upload page) that meets the following criteria:
    • Written or completed by an active Fellow of SCAI or Master Fellow of SCAI verifying:
      • candidate has a doctorate or equivalent in a relevant scientific field and actively works in cardiac and/or endovascular angiography and/or intervention
      • candidate has made substantive contributions to the field relating to cardiac and/or endovascular angiography and/or interventions

Cost—$810 U.S./Canada; $415 International*

* SCAI's membership year runs July 1 through June 30. If you are a new member joining us partway through the year your initial dues will be prorated based on the month you join us.  Renewal reminders will be sent to the email address you used to create your SCAI member account.  Further information about how prorated membership dues are calculated and the different ways you can pay can be found here.

Have questions?

Call 800-992-7224 (Option 1) or email membership@scai.org