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FHRS for Pediatric Electrophysiologists

Pediatric Electrophysiologists

FHRS eligibility criteria and application for pediatric electrophysiologists.

The Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS) credential exemplifies advanced training, certification and commitment to the field of electrophysiology. FHRS will help to distinguish you among health care providers and researchers for your advanced training, certification, and commitment to the field of electrophysiology. It will clarify the referral process and serve as a credential for quality care among health care providers, patients, the media, and government. As a result, it will help you to publicize your skill in the treatment and/or research of heart rhythm disorders.

Eligibility Criteria

Note: Pediatric electrophysiologists (EPs) who practice outside of the United States may also apply using the criteria for International Electrophysiologists. To meet the criteria for Fellowship in the Heart Rhythm Society as an Pediatric EP, you must*:

  1. Hold current membership with the Heart Rhythm Society as a Physician member.
  2. Hold current certification in Pediatric Cardiology
  3. Have had at least 12 months of training in a Pediatric EP fellowship or have begun Pediatric EP practice prior to January 1, 2000
  4. Hold current IBHRE certification
  5. Devote at least 75 percent of your clinical practice to the treatment of heart rhythm disorders

How to Apply

  1. Reach out to two current FHRS members and have them write sponsor/endorsement letters for you.
  2. Write a letter stating your intent to apply and provide information about your pediatric cardiology certification,12 months of training in a Pediatric EP fellowship or if you began Pediatric EP practice prior to January 1, 2000, and that you devote at least 75 percent of your clinical practice to the treatment of heart rhythm disorders
  3. Use the online application form to
    • Upload a copy of your CV / resume / biosketch
    • Upload your cover letter 
    • Upload any supporting documents that you have regarding
      • current certification in Pediatric Cardiology or evidence of Pediatric EP practice prior to January 1, 2000
      • Current IBHRE certification
    • Pay your FHRS $135 application fee

You must begin your application using the online application form, but if you do not have all of your materials for upload, you can send them to membership@HRSonline.org

Application Process

Completed applications from eligible candidates are considered by Membership staff and Membership Committee. Please allow approximately three weeks for the review of your application. Applications are accepted and considered throughout the year. FHRS status is conferred immediately upon approval. 

The deadline for submitting a completed FHRS application in time for recognition at the upcoming Heart Rhythm Annual Meeting is April 15. After that date, you can be approved for FHRS status, but it may be too late for recognition at the annual meeting.

* The Society recognizes that we have a diverse membership with a variety of training and career paths. If you do not appear to be eligible for FHRS but would still like to be considered, you may petition the Membership Committee for review. Please contact membership@HRSonline.org for details.

Frequently Asked Questions about FHRS

Have questions? Try our FHRS FAQ page or contact membership@HRSonline.org

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