ACC Internal Medicine Cardiology Programs

Quick Links: Statement of NeedTarget AudienceObjectivesSteering Work Group (WG)Program Format and HighlightsACC African American/Black Internal Medicine Cardiology ProgramUpcoming Program Cohorts

Statement of Need

ACC strives to achieve its Vision of "a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes." Guided by our Strategic Plan, ACC has embarked on diversity and inclusion imperatives that will diversify the cardiovascular workforce, create a more inclusive cardiovascular profession through education and awareness, and lastly, improve cardiovascular health outcomes for all patient groups.

These initial programs will focus largely on those identified groups who have been historically underrepresented in cardiology (URC); African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Women, Native American and Indigenous Peoples, and more.

Contemporary Trends in Underrepresentation in Medicine
ACC Internal Medicine Cardiology Program

 

To continue to impact the national and global burden of heart disease we must train a diverse group of talented cardiologists," said Quinn Capers, IV, MD, FACC, chair of ACC's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. "A cardiology workforce that benefits from unique, diverse perspectives will enhance research, education, and clinical care, and will help eliminate health care disparities. The ACC is committed to developing strong pipelines of future cardiovascular physicians and scientists.  

Target Audience

  • Interns and Residents in US accredited internal medicine programs
  • Completed IM Residency and pursing formal Cardiology fellowship training

Objectives

  • Expose internal medicine trainees (interns and residents) to opportunities in the field of cardiology through an in-person program organized by ACC;
  • Create relationships and connections for interested program participants with ACC mentors and leaders in the cardiovascular field;
  • Establish a network of peers, mentors, and leaders for lifelong communication and support;
  • Provide access to all ACC educational resources and tools; and
  • Ensure successful matriculation into a cardiology fellowship training program along with growth as an ACC cardiovascular professional.

Steering Work Group (WG)

Quinn Capers, IV, MD, FACC

Quinn Capers, IV, MD, FACC
Chair of D & I Committee

Melvin Echols, MD, FACC

Melvin Echols, MD, FACC
WG Co-Chair

Melanie Sulistio, MD, FACC

Melanie Sulistio, MD, FACC
WG Co-Chair

Program Format and Highlights

The full-day virtual program will include:

  • Welcome with the ACC leaders
  • Meeting with partnering organization leaders
  • Presentations by leaders in the field of cardiology on available opportunities, success rates, and pragmatics
  • Panel discussion with Q&A to address questions and concerns of trainees
  • Networking with leaders and mentors
  • Relationship building with program cohort

Upcoming Programs Coming in 2022

Coming in 2022

  • Women
  • Hispanic/Latinx
  • Events at ACC Annual Scientific Session

Supported by ACC's Campaign for the Future. Any questions? Please email IMprogram@acc.org.

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