Cardiology Training and Workforce

The ACC Cardiovascular Training Member Section and Leadership Council is the home for members of the cardiovascular training community within the ACC.

Welcome

The mission of the ACC Cardiovascular Training Member Section and Leadership Council is to facilitate the training of the future cardiovascular workforce and to serve as a resource for salient issues in the profession. Section members will also work within the College to advance cardiovascular science and practice through research and education, establish training criteria and guidelines and influence health care policy.

Become a Member — Join Now.

Serve as a voice for Cardiovascular Training Member Section today! To join, call the ACC's Resource Center at (800) 253-4636, ext. 5603 or check the box on your dues statement each Fall.

Training Program Administrator Membership

To learn more and become an ACC training program administrator member visit our membership page. As a member you will have access to the CV Training Section page and resources specifically created for cardiovascular fellowship administrators.

Member Benefits

By joining the Cardiovascular Training Section list serve, you will get the opportunity to discuss topics of interest and work together with other training professionals to accomplish future goals and:

  • Network with colleagues
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Advance your career
  • Strengthen your skills
  • Expand upon your interests within the specialty

Message From the Chair

As the current chair, I would like to welcome you to the Cardiovascular (CV) Training Section! The mission of the Section is to facilitate the training of the future cardiovascular workforce and to serve as a resource for salient cardiovascular education and training issues. Read more >>>

CV Training Section members include physicians, fellowship trainees, program administrators, and the multiple cardiovascular team members who are engaged in education and training of the cardiovascular workforce.

The Section will collaborate with stakeholders across the American College of Cardiology to advance cardiovascular science and practice through research and education, establish training criteria and guidelines and influence health care policy.

The CV Training Section and Leadership Council will provide analysis, insight and practical guidance on issues related to cardiovascular training to the Board of Trustees, Board of Governors, and other members of the College and staff.

The goals of the Section include:

  • Bringing together stakeholders (including providers, teachers, and learners) involved in the training of the future CV health care workforce
  • Developing an Educational Research Consortium and facilitating coordinated education research to advance knowledge of best educational practice in CV training
  • Developing and providing faculty development for educators in CV health care
  • Providing a centralized repository of tools and resources to assist Program Directors and Program Coordinators
  • Assisting Program Directors and Program Coordinators navigate program accreditation and recruitment.

I look forward to working with you in the accomplishment of these goals.

Please contact Christopher Driver cdriver@acc.org with any questions and comments.

Julie Damp, MD, FACC
Chair, CV Training Section and Leadership Council

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Section News

Cardiology Magazine August 2018

Cardiovascular Training Section | The August Issue of Cardiology, YOUR Member Magazine, is Live! Read it All Online!

August 16, 2018

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

The August 2018 issue of Cardiology, YOUR member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

ICU-like Medical Scene

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Training

July 31, 2018

The modern cardiovascular intensive care unit (CICU) has dramatically evolved from the classic coronary care unit. Over the past few decades, the prevalence of non-cardiovascular comorbidities in the CICU has increased — particularly sepsis, acute kidney injury and respiratory failure — while the proportion of traditional ST segment myocardial infarction has decreased.

Kevin S. Shah, MD

Challenges and Opportunities For Fellowships With Multiple Training Sites

July 31, 2018

Cardiology fellowship is an exciting chapter in the growth and development of a physician-in-training. Fellowship training programs are charged with providing opportunities for trainees to acquire the knowledge and clinical judgment required to practice cardiovascular medicine today. There are more than 200 cardiology training programs in the U.S. and the settings for fellowship programs are variable. Many training programs primarily occur at one site or hospital while others function across multiple sites and environments...

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