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July 19, 2017

Insights For Early Career Professionals

Welcome Letter From the Early Career Section Chair-Elect Scott M. Lilly, MD, PhD, FACC

The transition from Fellow in Training to practicing physician is both exciting and stressful. The autonomy we wished for as trainees is suddenly right in front of us, as are the obligations for billing, establishing a referral network and perhaps getting to know a new health system. The Early Career Section is distinguished from other members of the ACC by a unique set of concerns, challenges and definitions of success. Read more on

What Does It Mean to be an FACC?

By Aditya Bharadwaj, MBBS, FACC, early career chair of ACC's California Chapter.

For me, receiving the Fellow of the ACC (FACC) designation was the most natural thing to do as soon as I graduated from my interventional cardiology training. In a sense, it was a validation of my years of training. It was also a recognition of my passion for cardiology and my interest in continued education and research. Read more on

Get to Know the Early Career Section Leadership Council

Get to know background and insights from some of the Early Career Section Leadership Council. A few of the Council members share their experiences in a short article. Read more on

Email Kristin West,, for more information on how to get involved in the Early Career Section.

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