Another Milestone Reached in ACHD Education

In a game-changing decision for the field of adult congenital cardiology, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has approved the College’s application for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Training Program Accreditation.

According to Michael Landzberg, MD, FACC, and Curtis Daniels, MD, FACC, co-chairs of the ACC’s Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology’s Section on ACHD Subspecialty Training working group, "this is an incredible hurdle we have cleared and another milestone in the ACC’s ACHD training and education efforts that will ultimately lead to improved care."

The announcement comes a little more than a year after the American Board of Medical Specialties cleared another hurdle and approved establishing a new sub specialty certification in ACHD.

"Now that the program accreditation is approved, the next steps will involve developing the infrastructure and substance for education, training in and acquiring of competencies, optimal assessment strategies, and regulatory oversight for our new field of ACHD care," said Landzberg and Daniels.

For more on the College’s ACHD efforts visit

Keywords: Heart Diseases, Cardiology, Medicine, Certification, United States

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