Medical Students
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Whether you're continuing on to residency or staying in medical school, take a moment to update your information here so we can stay in touch! Remember: ACC Medical Resident membership is FREE.

Welcome to ACC's Medical Student Member Community Page!

Welcome to the American College of Cardiology's Medical Student Member Community webpage! Our community was founded in 2020 with the goal of connecting the ACC Medical Student Members and providing them with resources and opportunities to engage with the field of cardiology. Our group now includes over 2,000 medical student members from all around the world who use our platform and resources to engage with each other and with the medical community.

Our group aims to further develop the cardiology pipeline, with an emphasis on professional development and diversity and inclusion for medical students interested in cardiology. On this webpage, we share a variety of projects, including perspective pieces written by members around the world, interviews with renowned faculty and researchers in cardiology, and resources and initiatives to highlight the activities of our members and to broaden interest in the diverse field of cardiology.

There are several ways you can get involved with the ACC medical student community!

  1. Consider submitting a Perspective Piece, Interview Article, or a nomination for a Member Spotlight which could be featured on our website.
  2. Engage in discussions and stay up to date with group activities on Twitter with the hashtag #ACCMedStudent
  3. Start a Cardiology Interest Group at your school! Find our Cardiology Interest Group database and resources on starting such a group here.

Adriana C. Mares Adriana C. Mares

Anusha Gandhi Anusha Gandhi

Applications for member leader positions open each spring. Involvement in our community is highly encouraged at the time of applying. Please revisit this webpage at that time for more information.

Feel free to contact the leadership group at with any questions, input, or feedback. You can also contact our ACC staff member, Kate Bell, at

We appreciate your interest in the ACC Medical Student Leadership Group. Welcome to our community!

Adriana C. Mares and Anusha Gandhi

ACC Medical Student Member Community: Submit Your Perspective Pieces and Interview Articles for e-Publication!

If you are interested in submitting a perspective piece or an interview article for the ACC Medical Student Webpage, please visit our Get Involved page to submit a form to indicate your interest and a member of the editorial committee will be in contact with you.

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