A Sneak Peek at ACC.18 Offerings For FITs

January 17, 2017

Unity in Diversity; HE For SHE & SHE For SHE: Sunday, March 11, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. ET, in the FIT Lounge

This session will promote diversity in cardiology and highlight the importance of building a strong cardiovascular workforce. During the first half of the session, members will learn about the College's efforts to ensure diversity and inclusion within the field. The latter portion will identify challenges that women (particularly fellows) face during and after training in cardiovascular disease fellowship, and discuss strategies for members of the FIT and Women in Cardiology Sections to use while navigating both training and a career thereafter. Male FITs and faculty are highly encouraged to join to lend a male's perspective and encourage collaboration on these important issues. Come join us and share your ideas, thoughts and suggestions!

Breakfast Session: Monday, March 12, 8 – 9 a.m. ET, in the FIT Lounge

Share your experience with future cardiology applicants and help them learn to successfully transition into cardiology. What would you have done differently in retrospect? What made you choose your current fellowship program? Join Poonam Velagapudi, MD, MS, chair of the ACC FIT Section; Akhil Narang, MD, past-chair of the ACC FIT Section; Andrew Kates, MD, FACC, ACC.18 vice-chair and program director at Washington University in St. Louis, MO; and Chittur Sivaram, MBBS, FACC, program director at the University of Oklahoma, and others for this unique breakfast session.