Recognizing extraordinary accomplishments and exceptional contributions in the field of endocrinology, the annual FACE distinction and MACE awards from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) are coveted, respected, and sought-after throughout the endocrine medical world. They recognize nominees in areas of clinical excellence, education and research, public health, medical ethics, technological innovations, medical advancements, community involvement and others.
Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (FACE)
All About FACE Distinction
AACE provides recognition and incentives by the way of awards to demonstrate excellence in the field of Endocrinology. Learn how to earn your FACE distinction.
What is a FACE Distinction?
FACE, known as the Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, is AACE’s prestigious honor, recognizing achievement and leadership in the field of clinical endocrinology. The FACE designation is awarded to an AACE member, in the Informed or Engaged tier, in good standing after meeting certification, training, and professional clinical endocrinology experience. Students, Residents, and Fellows-in-Training do not qualify for FACE at this time.
As a Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (FACE), you will be recognized as a leader in the endocrinology field, and a treasured member of the world’s largest organization representing clinical endocrinology and will be entitled to use the FACE designation. AACE is a global, inclusive community of more than 5,600 endocrine-focused clinical members, affiliates, and partners from every walk of professional life. Together, we work to elevate the practice of clinical endocrinology and improve global health. Honorees achieve distinction in endocrinology as a Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology and as members in good standing, are entitled to use the FACE designation.
Additional benefits include:
- Access to a variety of cutting-edge educational opportunities, both in-person and online
- Access to leading endocrine publications, such as Endocrine Practice
- Opportunities to volunteer and participate on Disease State Networks
FACE honorees are awarded each year at the AACE Annual Meeting during the Convocation ceremony and receive a certificate and FACE lapel pin. Honorees are recognized and applauded for their medical accomplishments, dedication to patient care, and clinical excellence.
Application for FACE is open to members in good standing with AACE who have achieved meeting certification, training, and professional clinical endocrinology experience.
Candidates must meet the required criteria:
- Be an AACE member in good standing (Students, Residents, and Fellows-in-Training are not eligible to apply for FACE).
- Attended a major AACE Meeting.
- Have completed three consecutive years or more of AACE community engagement fee payments as outlined in the AACE bylaws.
- Submit two professional letters of recommendations written by fellow AACE members in good standing.
Additional FACE requirements are listed here.
FACE Submission Process
To begin your path to FACE, review the application information and required criteria below. The FACE application period is currently closed. It will reopen Thursday, September 1, 2022 – Tuesday, November 1, 2022 5:00 PM ET.
Already a FACE?
Requirements to keep your FACE designation are listed here.
Master of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (MACE)
All About MACE Distinction
If you already have the FACE distinction, you can be nominated to receive the Master of American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (MACE).
What is a MACE Distinction?
MACE, known as the Master of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, is awarded by nomination from fellow MACE peers. MACE is presented to an AACE member(s) who has received FACE distinction and are recognized as a distinguished endocrinologist, role model for developing endocrinologist, and a contributor to AACE and to the art of science of endocrinology.
AACE awards up to two MACE distinctions each year at the AACE Annual Meeting during the Convocation ceremony. Awardees receive a plaque, MACE lapel pin, and are entitled to use the MACE designation.
AACE members who have a FACE distinction can be nominated for the MACE distinction by their fellow MACE peers. The AACE Award nomination period will open in September.