The Fellows-in-Training Council (FIT) of the ACC is seeking twenty-five (25) highly qualified, motivated individuals to serve as the 2017-2018 Editorial Fellows for the ACC.org/FIT webpage. The ACC.org/FIT section webpage is dedicated to publishing FIT-relevant content, written for FITs by FITs. Interested ACC fellows-in-training are strongly encouraged to apply. Selected individuals will be expected to begin their one-year tenure, effective June 16, 2017.
Individuals selected for this one-year position will be responsible for composing at least three - four content pieces (approximately one every 3-4 months). Prior to publication on the ACC.org/FIT webpage, articles will be reviewed by the FIT editor-in-chief, ACC communications and in some circumstances by selected ACC faculty mentors and ACC Leadership. Each content piece should directly address topics or themes relevant to the respective editorial position.
To apply: Interested fellows-in-training should contact Stefan Lefebvre (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the name of the position for which they are applying, a current curriculum vitae (CV), and a brief statement of interest (250 words or less). Please include any prior formal writing or editorial experience, prior engagement with the ACC (committees or councils to which you have applied or served) and how you would use this opportunity to engage FITs and get more involved with the ACC.
Deadline for application submission is May 12th, 2017.
The following positions are available:
- Advocacy and Quality Improvement (two positions available): Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated prior interest in advocacy or quality improvement activities, both within and outside the ACC. Articles should highlight quality improvement or ACC advocacy initiatives (both locally and nationally) and informative articles related to quality improvement or advocacy.
- Member Engagement (eleven positions available):
- State/Chapter Engagement (two positions available) – Applicants should indicate if they currently serve or have previously served on their State/Chapter FIT Council. Articles should aim to stimulate FIT participation in ACC state chapter activities. These editorial fellows will be responsible for soliciting articles from FIT colleagues for the “ACC chapter of the month” articles Potential articles can include a review of State/Chapter FIT events.
- Women-in-Cardiology (two positions available) – Applicants should indicate if they have participated in WIC Section activities, including the Women-in-Cardiology Leadership Workshop and Women-in-Cardiology Advocacy Workshop at the Legislative Conference. Content pieces should include important issues germane to FIT women-in-cardiology (WIC).
- Career Development (four positions available) – Applicants for this position are expected to write articles reviewing subjects/topics of interest to the professional growth and development of FITs, including mentorship, leadership, networking, finding the right job, etc. Two of these four positions are designated for graduating FITs, to discuss the transition year from FIT to consultant physician.
- Education (twelve positions available): One editorial position will be filled for each of the following: interventional cardiology, non-invasive imaging, heart failure and transplantation, electrophysiology, critical care cardiology, pediatric cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, cardiothoracic surgery, peripheral vascular disease, preventive cardiology, "hot topics" for FIT's, and general/non-academic cardiology. Please specify clearly which one of these positions you are interested in. Selected fellows are responsible for non-clinical blog-style articles related to the position and can include board review tips, review of societal meetings, career advice blog interviews from faculty leaders etc. The FIT section webpage is a non-clinical webpage and cannot post clinical content such as patient case quizzes, clinical trial summaries, case reports etc. Articles which are deemed to be "clinical content" will be redirected to the ACC.org clinical sections.
- International (three positions available): Applicants for this editorial position are expected to be FITs currently enrolled in a cardiovascular fellowship program outside of the United States. These editorial fellows are expected to write articles reviewing subjects/topics of interest to international FITs.
We encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to communicate with the FIT community. Authorship will be acknowledged on the ACC.org/FIT webpage. Contributions can be listed on one's curriculum vitae. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
David Snipelisky, MD
Associate, Member Strategy
American College of Cardiology