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Addressing Gender Equity in Cardiology

October 16, 2020

Quick Reads and Recommendations

A recent article published in the American Journal of Medicine, asks the question, "Why are women underrepresented in cardiology?" The article suggests that we need "to initiate more aggressive recruitment programs aimed toward women." In a response to the article, Gina Lundberg, MD, FACC, et al., write that the ACC Women in Cardiology (WIC) Section Leadership Council shares these concerns and address several issues facing women and initiatives that have been implemented.

Frances O. Wood, MD, FACC

#ChooseCardiology: Frances O. Wood, MD, FACC

October 15, 2020

Feature Article

Both of my parents had medical issues, so from a young age I knew I wanted to work in a science or medical field. After college, I spent time teaching science to high schoolers and working in the office of renowned cardiologist Tift Mann, MD, an interventionalist on the cutting edge of the radial approach and unprotected left main stenting.

Kamala P. Tamirisa, MD, FACC

Surviving Cardiology: A Ten-Point Cheat Sheet

October 15, 2020

Feature Article

Set Your Goals. Know what you want. Consolidate the means to reach those goals sooner. I wanted to do either cardiology or cardiothoracic surgery in medical school, which helped me make a realistic timeline, plan research and find the right resources.

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