Newsletter | ACC On-Call: Sept. 20, 2017

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September 20, 2017

Insights For Early Careers

ACC State Chapters For Early Career Cardiologists: What, Why and How?

By Bina Ahmed, MD, FACC, an interventional cardiologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.

After many years of compartmentalized and structured training, the start of a career often requires "starting over." This may be in a new city, state or even country. Read more on

The 'Waiting' Room: A Thing of the Past

By Sourbha Dani, MD, FACC, an Early Career cardiologist at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, ME.

Outpatient clinics form the backbone of the US health system. It is estimated that there were 125.7 million patient visits yearly to various outpatient clinics and the visit volume is only expected to increase as the number of hospitalizations is in decline. Read more on

'How Important It Is For Us to Recognize and Celebrate our Heroes and She-roes!'

By Nishtha Sareen, MD, FACC, an interventional cardiologist at William Beaumont Hospital, DMC Huron Valley Sinai Hospital and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Michigan.

I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve as the editor of the Women in Cardiology Career Development Section – a platform to voice concerns that have pestered me over years and have possibly been plaguing my fellow female cardiology colleagues. Read more on

Cardiovascular Research Careers For the Clinician-Scientist

By James Brian Byrd, MD, FACC, a physician-scientist at University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, MI.

If you are a cardiologist in training or early career cardiologist contemplating a career as a clinician-scientist, you might be wondering how to get started. Read more on

Apply For ACC Committees by Sept. 22

All ACC members are invited to nominate a colleague or apply for membership on an ACC committee by Sept. 22. Any member may also apply to be on the College's Membership Committee. Current or prior participation in a leadership role of a major member segment, such as the Assembly of International Governors, Board of Governors, Credentialing and Membership Subcommittee, or a Council or Section is required to serve on the ACC Membership Committee. Learn more about the Membership Committee's roles, responsibilities and expected competencies here. Submit your application here.

Apply For Emerging Advocate Program by Sept. 28

The ACC is launching the application for the second class of Emerging Advocates. The program provides a unique opportunity for ACC members to increase their knowledge of the College's advocacy efforts and lend a voice to improving cardiovascular care through health policy. To apply or find more information, click here.

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

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