Call For Applications: 2021-2022 Editorial Board Members For FIT Section Page
The Fellows in Training (FIT) Council of the ACC is seeking 25 highly qualified, motivated individuals to serve as the 2021-2022 Editorial Fellows for the FIT Section page on ACC.org. The FIT Section page is dedicated to publishing FIT-relevant content, written for FITs by FITs. Selected individuals will be expected to begin their one-year tenure, effective Oct. 1.
Individuals selected for this one-year position will be responsible for composing three to four content pieces relevant to their respective editorial position over the course of the year. Prior to publication on the page, articles will be reviewed by the FIT editorial team, ACC communications team and in some circumstances by selected ACC faculty mentors and leadership.
To apply: Interested FITs should apply here. In your statement of interest, please note any prior formal writing or editorial experience, prior engagement with the ACC, and how you would use this opportunity to engage FITs with the ACC. If you would like to be considered for more than one position, please indicate your order of preference. Applications are due July 31.
The following positions are available:
- Advocacy and Quality Improvement (two positions available): Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated prior interest in advocacy or quality improvement activities, both within and outside the ACC. Articles should highlight quality improvement or ACC advocacy initiatives (both locally and nationally) and inform fellows on topics related to quality improvement or advocacy.
- Chapter Engagement (two positions available): Applicants should indicate if they currently serve or have previously served on their Chapter FIT Council or acted as an FIT Chapter Representative. Articles should aim to stimulate FIT participation in ACC Chapter activities. These editorial fellows will be responsible for soliciting articles from FIT colleagues for the "ACC Chapter Spotlight" articles. Potential articles could include reviews of Chapter FIT events and meetings.
- Women in Cardiology (WIC) (two positions available): Applicants should indicate if they have participated in WIC Section activities, including the WIC Leadership and Advocacy Workshops at the Legislative Conference. Content pieces should include important issues germane to FIT WIC.
- Career Development (four positions available): Applicants for this position are expected to write articles reviewing topics of interest to the professional growth and development of FITs, including mentorship, leadership, networking, finding the right job, etc. Two of these four positions are designated for graduating FITs, to discuss the transition year from FIT to consultant physician, as well as to examine issues with job searches and placement.
- Education (four positions available): These editorial fellows will write articles pertaining to medical education as it relates to cardiology FITs, which could include virtual learning opportunities, simulation programs and other innovations in FIT education. Please indicate any prior experience and interest in medical education in your application.
- International (three positions available): Applicants for this editorial position are expected to have particular insight into cardiology training as it pertains to international trainees. This could include FITs currently enrolled in a cardiovascular fellowship program outside of the U.S., international medical graduates (IMGs) training in the U.S., and/or FITs with a global health focus.
- Health and Technology (two positions available): Applicants for this position should indicate their prior experience or familiarity with health tech, including telehealth, wearable technology, artificial intelligence/machine learning, etc. Articles will pertain to opportunities for FITs to engage in the health tech sector and may include reviews of recent meetings or new innovations.
- Finance and Administration (two positions available): These editorial fellows will write articles pertaining to health care administration, finance and investing for FITs and early career cardiologists, and the business of medicine.
- Humanism and Humanities in Medicine (two positions available): These editorial fellows will write articles that relate to the arts and humanities in medicine, as well as the importance of maintaining a personal touch to our work. Articles could include essays or personal reflections on humanism, patient interviews, reviews of medical fiction, or even original poems, short stories, or artwork.
- Diversity and Inclusion (two positions available): Applicants for this position are expected to write articles regarding diversity and inclusion in cardiology. Articles could include essays, or personal reflections on diversity and inclusion, fellow and faculty interviews, issues related to diversity and inclusion.
In addition to the above, each editorial fellow will be assigned to a clinical focus area; one to two articles written throughout the year should pertain to training in your assigned clinical area. Please indicate your top two to three areas of clinical focus in your application. Options include but are not limited to the following:
- General/non-invasive cardiology
- Interventional cardiology
- Structural/valvular heart disease
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Advanced Imaging
- Advanced heart failure/transplantation
- Cardiac critical care
- Pediatric cardiology
- Adult congenital heart disease
- Cardio-obstetrics/women's health
- Cardiothoracic surgery
We encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to communicate with the FIT community. Authorship will be acknowledged on the FIT Section page. Contributions can be listed on one's curriculum vitae. You may contact Kimarie Chang at email@example.com with any questions.
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