JACC Paper and Editorial Response Explore the Pitfalls, Benefits of Subspecialization

In a recent article published July 12 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Graham H. Bevan, MD, et al., consider the challenges that continued subspecialization in cardiology could present to the field. Among their concerns are the risk of compromising continuity of care for the general cardiology fellow, limited funding, exacerbated student debt and physician burnout, and further deepening "the current problem of fragmented health care in the United States." In an editorial response, Candice K. Silversides, MD, FACC, and Garima Sharma, MBBS, FACC, write about the benefits of subspecialization, pointing out the potential to enhance cardiology training by formalizing education and training, establishing standards of care, developing novel integrated health care delivery teams, and more. Read the full article and editorial response in JACC.