Quebec-ACC governor, Dr Lawrence Rudski with Canadian FITs. (Left-to-right: Elie Akl, Benedicte Lefebvre, Lawrence Rudski , Barry Burstein, and Maude Peretz-Larochelle).
Dr. Guadalajara teaching cardiovascular physical examination.
Mexican Fellows in Training with Dr. Guadalajara.
During the award ceremony at the 26th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology in Beijing, China from 10/29-11/1, Dr. Williams and Dr. Hu Dayi (ACC China Chapter Governor) presented certificates to 20 new Chinese FIT members and officially welcomed them to the ACC.
Mexican Fellows in Training at ACC.15 in San Diego.
Mexican Fellows in Training at ACC.15 in San Diego.
Mexican Fellows in Training at ACC.15 in San Diego.
Mexican Fellows in Training at ACC.15 in San Diego.
Mexican Fellows in Training at ACC.15 in San Diego.
Mexican Fellows in Training at ACC.15 in San Diego.
Chapters
Research in the United Kingdom
September 28, 2017

September 28, 2017 | Thomas E. Kaier, MD, MRCP, MBA
International

Following on from the article Cardiology Training ‘Across the Pond,’ written by Amardeep Dastidar, MBBS, I want to provide an insight into higher academic training in the UK. As my colleague has eloquently described, cardiology training is a five-year program following on from two years foundation and two years core training in General Medicine.

Juan M. Ortega-Legaspi, MD
ESC 2017 Experience
September 20, 2017

September 20, 2017 | Juan M. Ortega-Legaspi, MD
International

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Annual Congress is an excellent experience, not to be missed by FITs interested in cardiovascular clinical and basic science. I was lucky enough to attend this year's session in Barcelona, Spain.

Webinars
Cardiology Training ‘Across the Pond’
June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017 | Amardeep Dastidar, MBBS
International

Cardiology is one of the most popular specialties in medicine. Entry to the training program remains highly competitive and potential FITs often go the 'extra mile' to keep up with the competition. Entry to cardiology training in the U.K. is possible following successful completion of the foundation program training (two years) followed by core training program (two years). The latter has two possible routes leading to entry into cardiology training: Core Medical Training (CMT); or Acute Care Common Stem - Acute Medicine.

Fernanda Erthal, MD
Interview With Thais Coutinho, MD: Lessons Learned From an International Medical Graduate’s Journey
April 28, 2017

April 27, 2017 | Fernanda Erthal, MD
International

Thais Coutinho, MD, is a staff cardiologist at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Ottawa. She is a Brazilian doctor who graduated at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Early in her career, she decided to move to an academic center in North America for post-graduate medical training. In a recent interview, she shares her experience and lessons learned during her successful career journey.


A Fellow’s Role in Non-Communicable Disease Management in the Americas
February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017 | Daniel Sierra, MD
International

There is an important epidemiological shift in Latin America attributable to a rapid population overgrowth, a decrease in infant mortality and an increase in life expectancy. The result is an overwhelming demographic explosion in the Americas. In Latin America, this population overgrowth has shown that the population´s needs and demands greatly surpass their supplies.

Monica Verdoia
Transoceanic Fellows in Training Jeopardy
January 25, 2017

January 25, 2017 | Monica Verdoia, MD
International

Investing in the next generation of cardiologists has been the goal of cardiovascular medical societies, both in the United States and Italy, over the last few years. FITs appreciate opportunities and new initiatives to promote learning and networking.

Carlos Barrero
Advice For Young Cardiologists in Pursuit of Excellence
December 20, 2016

December 20, 2016 | Carlos Barrero, MD, FACC
International

Thoughts from Carlos Barrero, MD, FACC, immediate past governor of ACC’s Argentina Chapter, regarding a recently published article by Ignacio M. Seropian, MD



Doing Research as a FIT in Argentina: ‘Mission Impossible’?
December 19, 2016

December 19, 2016 | Ignacio M. Seropian, MD
International

Argentina has a long tradition in cardiology. Rene Favoloro, MD, is considered by Argentineans as the pioneer of coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Julio Palmaz, MD, invented the Palmaz coronary stent and Juan Parodi, MD, performed the first endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Although most of these were performed abroad, Argentineans are aware of the importance of research to the field of cardiovascular medicine.

Michael Goldfarb
Interview With Quebec-ACC Governor, Dr. Lawrence Rudski
November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016 | Michael Goldfarb, MD
International

Lawrence Rudski, MD, FACC, FASE, is the Quebec-ACC governor and president of the Canadian Society of Echocardiography. He is a professor of medicine at McGill University, Montreal Quebec; Director, Division of Cardiology and Director, Integrated Cardiovascular Center, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal Quebec Canada. 

Fernanda Erthal, MD
What is a Great Fellowship?
November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016 | Fernanda Erthal, MD
International

Recently, I was watching the Olympics games - yes, I am from Brazil and have to admit that even abroad I could not take my eyes from it – and was fascinated with the athletes. Watching the games, we get the false impression that the difference between a gold medal and no medal is a millisecond, one point, one detail. But if we take some time to look deeper, we realize that the real difference is the effort, dedication and passion of each athlete.

Franklyn Arias
In Caribbean Paradise: ACC’s Dominican Republic Chapter
August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016 | Franklyn A Colón Arias, MD
International

In February of this year, the first symposium of ACC’s Dominican Republic Chapter took place – organized by Pedro E. Ureña, MD, FACC, a governor member of the Assembly of International Governors (AIG) – and had a great attendance by local cardiologists. I sat down recently with Ureña to discuss his experience with the Chapter and how the Chapter has contributed to the Dominican Society of Cardiology.

Fernando Iñarra Talboy
A New Course For the Mexican Society of Cardiology
June 22, 2016

June 22, 2016 | Fernando Iñarra Talboy, MD
International

Founded in 1935 by Ignacio Chávez, MD, the Mexican Society of Cardiology spearheaded cardiovascular research and teaching in Mexico. The Mexican Society of Cardiology helped spread the specialty around the country, leading later to the foundation of the National Institute of Cardiology and the Interamerican Society of Cardiology in 1944. Almost 80 years later, the effort seems to have worn off.

Monica Verdoia
ACC.16 recap: The Melting Pot of Tradition, Innovation and International Cardiology
May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016 | Monica Verdoia, MD
International

Wind of innovation and international cardiology was blowing during the first weekend of April in Chicago, where ACC’s 65th Annual Scientific Session took place. Innovation in terms of the changeover of ACC’s leadership, with Richard A. Chazal, MD, FACC, succeeding Kim Allan Williams Sr., MD, MACC, in the role of president of the College, but also innovation in terms of new scientific discoveries, with the presentation of late breaking trials and drugs newly released on the cardiovascular market.

Sergio Buccheri, MD
Collaborating Among Young Cardiovascular Clinicians
March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016 | Sergio Buccheri, MD
International

In recent years, scientific societies in the cardiovascular field have created specific groups for fellows and young specialists. This represents an amazing effort toward young fellows’ active involvement and an important opportunity in career development for young cardiologists. The FIT Section of the ACC is one of the best examples of how initiatives and support for fellows can provide an extremely valuable opportunity to succeed in their careers. The growing number of young health care providers outside the U.S. also reflects shared needs by young cardiologists in a global scenario.

Monica Verdoia
Learning From Experience: Advice From a Prominent Italian Cardiologist
February 11, 2016

February 11, 2016 | Monica Verdoia, MD
International

“Having a good mentor” is probably one of main goals for young cardiologists, according to Professor Ciro Indolfi, MD, a full professor at Università della Magna Graecia (UMG),in Catanzaro, Italy, where he is also chief of the Cardiology Board and Interventional Cardiology Unit. As an interventionalist, he has served as the president of the Italian Society of Invasive Cardiology (GISE) and he currently heads the Regional Centre of Excellence for the Endovascular Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease at the Campus Germaneto, UMG.

Fernando Iñarra Talboy
A Healthier Mexico: Engaging All Health Care Providers in Prevention and Heart Health
February 11, 2016

February 11, 2016 | Fernando Iñarra Talboy, MD
International

As cardiologists we have a huge responsibility with the general population, since the leading causes of death worldwide are of cardiovascular nature. We must focus not only in direct patient care and primary care physician education, but also we should be deeply involved with legislators and policymakers to ensure that the health care systems evolve in order to address this global epidemic.

Franklyn Arias
Conversations With Cardiologists: Jose Fernando Guadalajara-Boo MD, FACC
January 19, 2016

Jan 19, 2016 | Franklyn Agustin Colon Arias, MD
International

Guadalajara-Boo is one of Mexico’s most prominent cardiologists, making great contributions to the Mexican school of cardiology and internationally. With more than 50 years of experience, Guadalajara-Boo has published over 101 original articles in Mexican and foreign indexed journals. He is the author and coauthor of 16 cardiology books and related topics. He is also a member of several cardiology societies around the world.

Sergio Buccheri, MD
Collaborating Among Young Cardiovascular Clinicians
December 8, 2015

Dec 8, 2015 | Sergio Buccheri, MD
International

In recent years, scientific societies in the cardiovascular field have created specific groups for fellows and young specialists. This represents an amazing effort toward young fellows’ active involvement and an important opportunity in career development for young cardiologists. The FIT Section of the ACC is one of the best examples of how initiatives and support for fellows can provide an extremely valuable opportunity to succeed in their careers. The growing number of young health care providers outside the U.S. also reflects shared needs by young cardiologists in a global scenario.

International Fellowships: Opportunities For Collaboration Between Mexico and the U.S.
November 18, 2015

Nov 18, 2015 | Aaron P. Kithcart, MD, PhD
International

The ACC is recognized as the professional home for cardiologists in the U.S., yet is also committed to having an equally strong international presence. Through its International Chapters, the ACC continues to advance cardiovascular medicine throughout Europe, Asia, South America and Mexico.

Fernando Iñarra Talboy
Cardiology Training Around the World: A Mexican FIT’s Perspective
November 3, 2015

Nov 3, 2015 | Fernando Iñarra Talboy, MD
International

Nowadays, with global access to information and data sharing, almost all academic activities can be performed the same way regardless of the physical location of the people involved. In medicine, this is partially true. We can read the same papers and access the same books almost anywhere on the globe. However, we cannot receive clinical training through a computer, so an old saying in medicine is still valid: “The best book is the patient itself”.

Monica Verdoia
Creating a New Generation of Young Cardiologists: An interview with the president of the Italian Section of ‘Cardiologists of Tomorrow’
September 22, 2015

Sept 22, 2015 | Monica Verdoia, MD
International

“Cardiologists of Tomorrow” is an initiative of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) that was launched in 2010, based on the idea of young cardiologists helping their peers in order to “create a new generation of cardiologists.” “In few words,” says Saverio Muscoli, MD, president of the Italian Section of ‘Cardiologists of Tomorrow’, “this means that we have created a working group where cardiologists below 40 years of age, fellows in cardiology, medical students or young doctors with a special interest in cardiology can cooperate in realizing initiatives for promoting education and scientific research in the field of cardiovascular disease.”

Franklyn Arias
The Benefits of International FIT Membership
August 11, 2015

Aug 11, 2015 | Franklyn Agustin Colon Arias, MD
International

While I am originally from the Dominican Republic, I am completing my cardiology training at the National Institute of Cardiology Ignacio Chavez in Mexico City. I have been a member of the ACC Mexican chapter since January 2015 as an international FIT. It has been an amazing experience as a cardiology resident, and I have been given the opportunity to meet distinguished professors, publish several papers and attend great ACC events, like the 64th Annual Scientific Session (ACC.15).

Fellows in Training
Exciting New Features Coming to the FIT Section!
July 30, 2015

July 30, 2015 | From the FIT Section
International

Thank you for checking out this exciting new feature of the Fellows in Training Section! In the coming days you will be see “quick-read” articles from FITs in this space. These articles will be written with your busy lifestyles in mind and we encourage you to check back soon.