JACC

Majority of CVD Program Directors Feel Diversity Needs to Increase, Many Not Sure How

September 9, 2020

JACC Family of Journals

Diversity is important to cardiovascular disease (CVD) programs directors (PDs) and PDs are striving to increase diversity in their programs through recruitment and strategies directed toward the fellowship learning environment, according to results of the second annual Cardiovascular PDs Survey published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Webinar

Webinar: Virtual Education in Cardiology Fellowship

August 31, 2020

Featured Webinar

Much of cardiology education has gone virtual over the past few months. Join the ACC for an informative webinar, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. ET, with three panel discussions to exchange experiences, learn from each other and talk about what virtual education might look like going forward.

Cardiology Magazine July 2020 Web Edition

Transforming Care For LGBTQ+ Patients

August 4, 2020

Cardiology Magazine Highlights

With roughly 10 million adults in the U.S. identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and more, the LGBTQ+ community is one of the populations arguably among the most underserved when it comes to health care.

JACC

Letter Addresses Parental Leave in CVD Training Programs

July 28, 2020

JACC Family of Journals

A letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology examines data from the 2019 Cardiovascular Disease Program Director Survey and addresses parental leave in cardiovascular disease training programs.

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Experience New Interactive and Comprehensive Board Prep

June 23, 2020

Educational Opportunities

The ACC is excited to announce a whole new board prep option — ACC Cardiovascular Overview and Board Prep Virtual Experience and ACC/SCAI Interventional Cardiology Overview and Board Prep Virtual Experience.

Cardiology Magazine May 2020

Accelerating the CV Subspecialist Training Pathway

June 1, 2020

Cardiology Magazine Highlights

In a recent Cardiology article, Edward Chu, MD, Fellow in Training (FIT) at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY, explains how although recent measures have ameliorated the debt accrued during medical school, none have addressed the extensive and perhaps unnecessarily long length of medical training, particularly to become a cardiology subspecialist.

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High-Risk Pregnancy and Cardiovascular Clinic Empowers Women to Healthier Pregnancies

January 31, 2020

Cardiology Magazine Highlights

Cardiovascular disease is estimated to be present in 1-3 percent of pregnancies, and the incidence is increasing. As a cardiologist who has a special interest in pregnant women with cardiovascular disease, and as a mother of twins, Colleen Harrington, MD, FACC, is challenged academically and emotionally in treating these patients.

JACC: Case Reports

JACC: Case Reports Viewpoint Explores Focused FIT Training

January 23, 2020

JACC Family of Journals

The creation of a formal and structured women's cardiovascular health curriculum within fellowship training programs is key to ensuring clinicians understand and gain expertise in sex- and gender-specific cardiovascular care, according to a JACC: Case Reports viewpoint.

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Call For Applications: Course Director of ACC CV Overview and Board Review Course

December 19, 2019

Call for Applications

The ACC is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as course director for the ACC Cardiovascular Board Review and Overview Course – taking place Sept. 7-12, 2020, in Washington, DC. The commitment will be for a one-year term and the new course director will work in collaboration with the current course director, Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, MACC, and ACC staff to develop the educational course, and in selecting and preparing the faculty team.

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Sign Up For “Microvolunteer” Opportunities

October 28, 2019

Member Engagement Opportunities at the ACC

There are a lot of big ways to get involved with the College – being on a Section Leadership Council, participating on a taskforce or committee, or serving as faculty for a live course, to name a few. However, we know that not everyone has the time for some of these larger-scale commitments. That's why the ACC is excited to announce the launch of our Microvolunteering Platform.

Cardiology Magazine; July 2019

Check Out the July Issue of Cardiology; Your Member Magazine

July 23, 2019

Cardiology Magazine Highlights

Cardiology is the ACC's flagship member magazine — your member magazine — providing cardiovascular professionals with a comprehensive source for clinical and professional news. Find links to all of the July issue's articles and share on social media!

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ACC Survey Highlights Gaps and Limitations in CV Training Programs

June 11, 2019

JACC Family of Journals

A better understanding of cardiovascular training programs may help address gaps in education and improve diversity in the field, according to two review papers published June 3 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Chapters

CV Training Directors: Bring Your Team to ACC's CV Board Course

June 11, 2019

Educational Opportunities

Bring yourself and your team to the ACC Cardiovascular Overview and Board Review for Certification and Recertification Course, Sept. 3 – 7 in Chicago, IL, and receive the most comprehensive review in cardiology.

Chapters

Challenge Your Knowledge at ACC's CV Board Course

May 2, 2019

Educational Opportunities

Register for ACC's Cardiovascular Overview and Board Review for Certification and Recertification course, Sept. 3 – 7 in Chicago, IL, and receive a comprehensive review in cardiovascular disease to ensure you're ready for the Cardiovascular Boards.

Cardiology Magazine, Sept. 2018

Cardiovascular Training Section | The September Issue of Cardiology, YOUR Member Magazine, is Live! Read it All Online!

September 21, 2018

Cardiology Magazine Highlights

The September 2018 issue of Cardiology, YOUR member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

ACC.19 Update

ACC Members, ACC.19 Registration is Now Open!

September 12, 2018

ACC20WCC

ACC.19 registration is NOW OPEN exclusively for ACC members. Nonmember registration will open Wednesday, Sept. 26. Register early for the lowest rates and best selection of hotel rooms!

CV Training Leadership Article

Leadership Training During CVD Fellowships

August 30, 2018   |   Gregg G. Gerasimon, MD, FACC

Career Development

Leadership training is crucial for all physician-leaders in the modern health care system — and cardiovascular physicians are no exception. Despite the need for cardiologist-leaders to have adequate leadership skills training, formal leadership education is often absent in cardiovascular disease fellowship programs. Leadership is also not separately assessed as part of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education core competencies.

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Effective Bedside Teaching: Avoiding the Rise of a New “Lost Art”

August 30, 2018

Feature Article

Fellows and faculty members face increasingly complex patient panels in both inpatient and outpatient settings as medical comorbidities increase and treatment options continue to develop. Physicians are increasingly working against the clock due to the demands of documentation and the logistical overhead of patient throughput in our health care system.

Kerry A. Esquitin, MD, FACC

Feature | The Implications of Technology on Echocardiography Education

August 28, 2018   |   Kerry Anne Esquitin, MD, FACC

Feature Article

Over the last few decades, we have witnessed the exponential growth of technology, from the Commodore 64 of the 1980s to the iPhones and Androids held in our white coat pockets today. As medicine educators in the digital age, we have a tremendous opportunity to incorporate new computer-based programs into our lessons both in the classroom and at the bedside.

Cardiology Magazine August 2018

Cardiovascular Training Section | The August Issue of Cardiology, YOUR Member Magazine, is Live! Read it All Online!

August 16, 2018

Cardiology Magazine Highlights

The August 2018 issue of Cardiology, YOUR member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

ICU-like Medical Scene

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Training

July 31, 2018

The modern cardiovascular intensive care unit (CICU) has dramatically evolved from the classic coronary care unit. Over the past few decades, the prevalence of non-cardiovascular comorbidities in the CICU has increased — particularly sepsis, acute kidney injury and respiratory failure — while the proportion of traditional ST segment myocardial infarction has decreased.

Kevin S. Shah, MD

Challenges and Opportunities For Fellowships With Multiple Training Sites

July 31, 2018

Cardiology fellowship is an exciting chapter in the growth and development of a physician-in-training. Fellowship training programs are charged with providing opportunities for trainees to acquire the knowledge and clinical judgment required to practice cardiovascular medicine today. There are more than 200 cardiology training programs in the U.S. and the settings for fellowship programs are variable. Many training programs primarily occur at one site or hospital while others function across multiple sites and environments...

Member Benefits

How to Code and Bill For Cardio-Oncology

May 17, 2018

Health care in the U.S. has dominated the social, political and financial arena in the past decade, and the overall health of the population lags far behind other countries that spend much less. In this expert analysis, Anita Arnold, DO, FACC; Cathleen Biga, MSN, RN; and Debra Mariani, discuss why providers need to understand how their data are reported and coded and where they can look to see gaps in documentation.

How to Engage Faculty| Melanie S. Sulistio, MD, FACC

April 11, 2018

Faculty engagement is important for any cardiovascular fellowship program. As per Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requirements, every program requires participation of core teaching faculty. Identifying and engaging core faculty is critical for a program to sustain its educational mission. It is also important to engage non-core teaching faculty in order to extend the diversity and available resources within the program.

Teaching Infrequent Procedures

April 5, 2018

As in all graduate medical education, focus on general cardiology training is shifting away from number of procedures and moving towards clinical competency. For common procedures such as coronary angiography and trans-esophageal echocardiography, fellows have ample opportunity to practice in a structured, supervised learning environment.

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Should There be a Hybrid Training Model For SHD?

February 13, 2018

Adopting a hybrid attending-fellow-in-training (AFIT) training model may offer a solution to funding an additional year of training for structural heart disease (SHD) trainees, while also allowing them to act as part-time interventional cardiology attendings, according to a Fellows in Training/Early Career column published Feb. 12 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Meetings

Hear From the Experts on the Hottest Trials From AHA 2017

November 22, 2017

In the latest ACC Cardiology Hour, Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, is joined by Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC; Rachel J. Lampert, MD, FACC; Prediman K. Shah, MD, MACC; and Chadwick W. Stouffer, MD, in a roundtable discussion of the hottest trials from AHA 2017 in Anaheim, CA. Among the trials discussed are DACAB, CANVAS, EXSCEL, POISE-2 and more.

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Apply for ACC’s Membership Committee by Sept. 22

September 12, 2017

In conjunction with the ACC Committee Nominations cycle, the College’s Membership Committee is now accepting applications through Sept. 22. The Membership Committee was established as part of the 2015 College’s governance transformation and serves as standing committee of the College, reporting directly to the Board of Trustees.

Cardiology August 2017

The August 2017 Issue of Cardiology, ACC's Flagship Member Magazine, is LIVE!

August 21, 2017

The August 2017 issue of Cardiology, ACC’s flagship member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

Cardiology Magazine, July 2017

The July 2017 Issue of Cardiology, ACC's Flagship Member Magazine, is LIVE!

July 20, 2017

The July 2017 issue of Cardiology, ACC’s flagship member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

Meetings

Call For Applications: Annual Scientific Session Vice Chair

July 20, 2017

The ACC is seeking qualified candidates to serve as vice chair of the Annual Scientific Session for a two-year term of office for ACC.19 and ACC.20, moving on to assume another two-year term as chair of ACC.21 and ACC.22.

Cardiology

The June 2017 Issue of Cardiology, ACC's Flagship Member Magazine, is LIVE!

June 27, 2017

The June 2017 issue of Cardiology, ACC’s flagship member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

ACC.17

This Saturday: All-Section Meeting & Reception at ACC.17

March 14, 2017

Attending ACC.17? Join us for the All-Section Meeting & Reception at ACC.17! The event happening THIS Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis will give you a chance to learn more about what ACC's 19+ Member Sections are working to accomplish and to connect with members in your specialty or interest areas.

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Training the Trainers

December 22, 2016

In September, the ACC conducted research among 270 members of the Cardiovascular Training Section to better understand and support the unique needs of Training Directors, Coordinators, and Residents.

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What is the Future of Competency in CV Training and Practice?

October 17, 2016

As the definition and documentation of competency in cardiovascular training and practice continues to evolve, a review paper published Sept. 12 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology explores the current cardiovascular competency components, assessment tools and strategies, while identifying future challenges.

Cardiology Magazine

Julie B. Damp, MD, FACC: Paving the Way For CV Training

July 6, 2016

The Spring issue of Cardiology magazine features an exclusive interview with Julie B. Damp, MD, FACC, chair of ACC’s Cardiovascular Training Section, where she explains her plans and goals for the Section. “The Section has flourished under the leadership of Chittur A. Sivaram, MBBS, FACC,” states Damp...

Meetings

Education Research Poster Session

December 10, 2015

We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new initiative for CV Training Section members at ACC.16. The Education Research Poster Session will be held in conjunction with the Training Directors’ Symposium on Friday, April 1st, 12:30 pm – 6 pm, and all members of the CV Training Section are invited to submit entries to the session.

Chittur A. Sivaram MD FACC

Location, Location, Location

November 3, 2015

In the coming days, many cardiology fellowship program directors will finalize their rank order lists for submission to National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) — the final step in the recruitment of fellows for July 2016. Simultaneously fellowship applicants will also be giving finishing touches to their own rank order lists of training programs.