Global Health Experiences Important to Development of New Cardiologists

As the global burden of cardiovascular disease continues to increase worldwide, nurturing the development of early career cardiologists interested in global health is essential to create a cadre of providers with the skill set to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases in international settings, according to a review topic by ACC’s Early Career International Working Group, published Jan. 4 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Although interest in global health has grown among cardiology trainees and early-career cardiologists over the past decade, opportunities for international clinical and research experiences abroad have not increased at the same rate. In the review, Marwah Abdalla, MD, MPH, et al., describe the ACC International Cardiovascular Exchange Database, a new resource for cardiologists interested in pursuing short-term clinical exchange opportunities abroad, and report some of the benefits and challenges of global health cardiovascular training. Read more on