Got Heart? Stay Smart! Sage Advice For the Early Career Cardiologist

The Spring issue of Cardiology magazine highlights advice for early career cardiologists from seasoned members of the ACC, including John Rumsfeld, MD, PhD, FACC, chief innovation officer of the ACC; C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC, vice president of the ACC; and Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, a member of ACC’s Board of Trustees. “With more opportunities available than ever before, today’s cardiologists are faced with critical decisions as they make the transition from a Fellow in Training (FIT) to early career. Options range from joining a group practice to doing clinical research; from teaching to administrative work, and more. It used to be that an FIT had to choose just one of those paths and stick with it. But as cardiovascular medicine has evolved and become more diverse, expansive and innovative, career options have multiplied. While the myriad choices present a wider range of opportunities, they also can make it more difficult for a cardiologist to decide on which path to take – and where.” Read more on Get the full issue at