New Training Statement Defines Core Competencies For Vascular Medicine Specialists

A new advanced training statement from the ACC, American Heart Association, Society of Vascular Medicine and American College of Physicians defines core competencies required of Level III vascular medicine specialists. The 2021 ACC/AHA/SVM/ACP Advanced Training Statement on Vascular Medicinewas published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and complements the ACC 2015 Core Cardiovascular Training Statement (COCATS 4) – which defines the training requirements for all clinical cardiologists. The new advanced training statement describes the knowledge and skills necessary for vascular medicine specialists, including the ability to interpret patients' clinical presentation, plan diagnostic testing, apply clinical and laboratory information, and develop appropriate management plans for patients with vascular disease. Read more.