What is a Cardiology Interest Group?

Cardiology Interest Groups are student-led organizations that provide opportunities for medical students to introduce their peers to the philosophies of cardiology and cardiovascular medicine through hands-on learning experiences.

With the oversight of a faculty advisor, Cardiology Interest Groups offer the opportunity for students to explore cardiovascular medicine early in their medical careers.

Why join a Cardiology Interest Group?

Cardiology Interest Groups provide opportunities to enhance students' understanding of cardiovascular physiology and its systemic implications, and to explore careers in clinical cardiology.

By forming or joining a Cardiology Interest Group at your home institution not only can you help improve your and your colleagues' understanding of cardiovascular medicine, but also network with local cardiologists, connect with research opportunities, and gain valuable leadership experience.

Leading a Cardiology Interest Group

Leading a Cardiology Interest Group at your home institution or looking to start one? Take a look through some of our educational materials to learn how to form an interest group, leading an educational opportunity, and much more!

ACC Cardiology Interest Groups

The American College of Cardiology and the ACC Medical Student Leadership Group acknowledge the importance of student-led interest groups and want to recognize yours!

Please add your interest group to our database by completing this form, so we can highlight your initiative and passion, foster relationships between cardiology interest groups at other institutions, and connect you with local ACC Chapter Leadership. Please be advised, information provided on this page may be displayed on ACC website.

For further inquiries about this Medical Student Cardiology Interest Group page, please contact Kevin Paternostro, ACC Medical Student Leadership Group Member, at paternok@ohsu.edu or ACC staff member Kimarie Chang at kchang@acc.org.