Membership Categories and Qualifications

Associate Member

  • Must be an accredited nursing professional (i.e. RN, APRN, CGRN, LPN, LVN, etc.) in good standing; or otherwise involved in GI clinical care (i.e. genetic counselor, nutritionist, dietitian, behavior therapist or others involved in clinical care); or involved in practice administration (i.e. practice manager, executive, billing specialist, etc.).
  • Application fee of $95 (includes initial dues fee and a subscription to The American Journal of Gastroenterology)
  • Annual Membership dues of $150
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Advanced Practice Provider Member

  • Must be an accredited NP or PA in good standing.
  • Application fee of $95 (includes initial dues fee and a subscription to The American Journal of Gastroenterology)
  • Annual Membership dues of $150
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Resident/Trainee Member

  • Graduation from a recognized medical school with the degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy
  • Residents shall be enrolled in approved training programs which include some exposure to gastroenterology, GI endoscopy, hepatology or gastrointestinal surgery
  • Trainees shall be enrolled in an approved gastroenterology fellowship program
  • Application fee of $25 (includes initial dues fee and a subscription to The American Journal of Gastroenterology)
  • Annual Membership dues of $25
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Member

  • Graduation from a recognized medical school with the degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy
  • Applicants who are not physicians must possess a graduate degree in a field of specialization related to basic or clinical sciences (i.e. PhD, PharmD, PsyD, etc.)
  • Graduate degree shall have been received at least four years prior to application
  • Application supported by a Member or Fellow of the College
  • Applicants shall demonstrate a major interest in the field of gastroenterology and document such interest.
  • Applicants shall endeavor to exhibit outstanding humanistic qualities in their professional pursuits.
  • Application fee of $195 (includes initial dues fee and subscription to The American Journal of Gastroenterology)
  • Annual Membership dues of $325
  • Apply Here

International Member

  • Qualified individuals (M.D., D.O., M.B., Ph.D.) residing outside of the United States and Canada, who meet the qualifications set forth above in the Member category

  • ACG has two categories of International Membership based on the World Bank Country Classification by Income Level:

    Category 1

  • Individuals from countries classified by the World Bank as Upper Middle to High Income (click here for a full list)
  • Application fee of $150 (includes initial dues fee and subscription to The American Journal of Gastroenterology)
  • Annual Membership dues of $250*
  • Apply Here

  • Category 2

  • Individuals from countries classified by the World Bank as Lower to Lower Middle Income (click here for a full list)
  • Application fee of $50 (includes initial dues fee and subscription to The American Journal of Gastroenterology)
  • Annual Membership dues of $95*
  • Apply Here

*Fellows of the College (FACG) pay annual membership dues of $325 regardless of where they live.

Fellow (FACG)

  • Fellowship is an honor bestowed by the American College of Gastroenterology in recognition of significant professional achievement and superior competence within the field of gastroenterology, pediatric gastroenterology, gastrointestinal surgery, gastrointestinal radiology, or gastrointestinal pathology.
  • Letters of recommendation by two Fellows of the College. The letters should, at a minimum, include:
    • How well you know the applicant (in what capacity, for how long, etc.)
    • Qualifications that justify Fellowship, specifically describing the applicant’s scope of practice, their strengths, including:
      • Research and publications
      • Teaching
      • Clinical care
      • Medical leadership
      • Community service related to Gastroenterology
    • The candidate’s integrity and moral character
    • Activities in the College, such as Committee service, presentations, etc.
    • A means of contact if the Committee has questions
  • Current uninterrupted Membership or International Membership in the College for a period of no less than five years (post Resident/Trainee Membership). During this time demonstration of scholarly activities, which include continuing education experience, professional leadership, and excellence in the fields of clinical practice and/or academic medicine.
  • Minimum of 3 distinct* CME programs sponsored by the ACG within the last six years (*Attendance at multiple courses in the same meeting, e.g. Postgraduate Course and Annual Meeting, or Regional Course plus Hepatology School, counts as one program)
  • Evidence of ongoing involvement in ACG activities such as Committees, Courses, Annual Meeting attendance, etc.
  • Documentation of initial certification by one or more of the following specialty boards recognized by the Council on Graduate Medical Education of the American Medical Association: American Board of Internal Medicine, (subspecialty Boards in Gastroenterology), or its equivalent, e.g. American Board of Pediatrics (subspecialty Board in Gastroenterology), American Board of Surgery, American Board of Radiology, American Board of Pathology, the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine or the Canadian equivalent qualifications, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
  • Application fee of $50
  • Annual Membership dues of $325
  • Apply Here

Senior Member or Fellow

  • Members or Fellows who have attained the age of 65 years or have retired from active practice
  • Senior Members and Fellows are not eligible to vote or to hold elective office
  • Optional American Journal of Gastroenterology Annual Subscription fee = $35

Master

  • This is a rare honor conferred upon physicians by the Awards Committee and the Board of Trustees who have demonstrated distinguished service to the College and to the field of clinical GI patient care and education. Click here to nominate a colleague.

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Application Deadlines

  • The ACG Credentials Committee reviews applications for Membership, International Membership and Advancement to Fellowship quarterly. Associate, Advanced Practice Provider and Resident/Trainee applications are reviewed every two weeks. Deadlines for each quarterly review are listed below:
  • October 2019 Review
    Applications must be submitted by September 27, 2019
  • January 2020 Review
    Applications must be submitted by December 2, 2019
  • April 2020 Review
    Applications must be submitted by March 16, 2020
  • June 2020 Review
    Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2020
  • All ACG memberships run from January 1 to December 31 each year, regardless of the time of year that you join.
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