Welcome to the Medical Student Perspective Page!

Articles featured on this page are submitted by ACC medical student members around the globe covering topics ranging from personal experiences, patient encounters, mentorship, entrepreneurship, advocacy and more.

Benjamin R. Titus

Telemedicine and the Barriers That Remain

November 12, 2020

Feature Article

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has exacerbated the already difficult problem of how to deliver health care safely and efficiently. One solution that has risen to the forefront is telemedicine.

Interview With Neil J. Weissman, MD, FACC

November 6, 2020

Feature Interview

Neil J. Weissman, MD, FACC, is the chief scientific officer for MedStar Health and president of MedStar Health Research Institute.

Advice to Medical Students Stepping Into Cardiology Research

September 9, 2020

Feature Article

Being part of a research project is never an easy task, even for experienced academic physicians. Medical students often become passionate about conducting research in the fields of medicine that interest them; in my case, it is cardiology.


Majority of CVD Program Directors Feel Diversity Needs to Increase, Many Not Sure How

September 9, 2020

JACC Family of Journals

Diversity is important to cardiovascular disease (CVD) programs directors (PDs) and PDs are striving to increase diversity in their programs through recruitment and strategies directed toward the fellowship learning environment, according to results of the second annual Cardiovascular PDs Survey published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Mallory Hoevet

WIC Reflections From a First-Year Medical Student

August 19, 2020

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There is a strange mix of freedom and anxiety I feel when walking into a room full of people that I know are more experienced, qualified and competent than myself.

Debabrata Mukherjee

Interview With Debabrata Mukherjee, MD, MS, FACC

July 30, 2020

Feature Interview

Debabrata Mukherjee, MD, MS, FACC, is the chair of the department of internal medicine and chief of cardiovascular medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

Emily Gates

Advice For Incoming Medical Students

July 16, 2020

Feature Article

To those who are just starting their journey in medicine – let me first say congratulations and welcome to medical school!

Adriana Mares

Through the Lens of a Mentee

July 14, 2020

Feature Article

They are more than the world's oldest amphitheaters – they are symbolic architectures that, through their rich history, teach us valuable life lessons.