JACC: Case Reports Reviewer Mentoring Program; Mentors’ Commitments to Mentees; More

In a recent editor's page in JACC: Case Reports, Julia Grapsa, MD, PhD, FACC, editor-in-chief of JACC: Case Reports, discusses the success of the recent mentoring pilot program on peer review and publishing under JACC: Case Reports. "Through biweekly virtual lectures, we taught the mentees everything about the values of publishing: from the ethos and commitment of being an editor, to life coaching and how to select the best mentor. It was a mix of active discussion, ranging from manuscripts to life lessons," she explains. Grapsa has been working with Fred M. Kusumoto, MD, FACC, member of ACC's Publications and Editorial Coordination Committee, to enhance the instructional design of the 2022 program. Sign up for Journal alerts to be notified when the call for applicants for the next mentoring program cohort begins and to receive new issues published twice a month.

In addition, a recent discussion on mentoring led by Grapsa, JACC Editor-in-Chief Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC; and New England Journal of Medicine Editor-in-Chief Eric J. Rubin, MD, PhD, is now available as a podcast. The panelists shared their early career experiences and advice on work-life balance. Forty fellows in training and early career cardiologists from around the world joined the conversation as part of the JACC: Case Reports Mentoring Program. Listen to the discussion on JACC.org/Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

A recent "Voices in Cardiology" article in JACC: Case Reports also details mentors' perspectives from Gina Lundberg, MD FACC, Annabelle Santos Volgman, MD, FACC, and Toniya Singh, MD, FACC. They state, "This letter is a call to action for all cardiologists, especially female and minority cardiologists, to mentor, coach, and sponsor future cardiologists to build an open, equitable pipeline that ensures progress toward gender equity, racial equity, and long-term sustainability of our field. "All cardiologists' means men and women, early career and senior career, as well as academic, private, research, and industry cardiologists."

Further, in a recent article in JACC: Case Reports, "Residents' Perspectives on the Mentor-Mentee Relationship," Prasanti Alekhya Kotta, MB BChir, and Jamie Sin Ying Ho, MB BChir, explain that "As residents, we want to nurture a mentor-mentee relationship in which we can talk openly about both personal and professional challenges, seek guidance about clinical as well as research opportunities, and be encouraged by the triumphs of our mentors."