ACC.16 FIT Forum Recap: Scholarship and Education

April 20, 2016 | Akhil Narang, MD

The Fellows in Training (FIT) Forum Scholarship and Education session was a tremendous success! Prominent cardiologists, including Clyde Yancy, MD, MACC, chief of cardiology at Northwestern University), Nihar Desai, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Yale University, Jonathan P. Piccini Sr., MD, FACC, associate professor at Duke University, and Michael Broman, MD, clinical instructor at the University of Chicago, spoke eloquently on building a successful research portfolio during fellowship and beyond. They highlighted picking the right mentors, selecting a research focus, writing manuscripts and getting funded. We were also fortunate to have Justine Cadet, editorial manager of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), give us a behind-the-scenes look into the publishing process, how to create high-quality manuscripts, and opportunities for FITs to publish in JACC. Overall the session was packed with valuable content for FITs. Make sure you don't miss this important session next year at ACC.17 in Washington, DC, March 17 – 19, 2017.

This article was authored by Akhil Narang, MD.