George Rodgers, MD, FACC
Scott M. Lilly

"We trust you will find membership within the section an experience that enriches your personal and professional growth."

Welcome to the Early Career Professional Section!

Early career professionals—those within their first seven years of practice—represent a growing member group and have a pivotal role within the College. The energy, innovation and collaborative spirit that characterize our section are critical to fulfilling the Quadruple Aim.

We trust you will find membership within the section an experience that enriches your personal and professional growth. This site has been redesigned, with easier to find, more relevant content. Here you will find links to various activities within the Early Career Professionals Section, and receive updates on our initiatives.

Look for the following in the coming months: Read more >>>

  1. A set of initiatives related to the fourth goal of the “Quadruple Aim”: Physician well-being. In particular, we will tackle the concept of work-life balance.
  2. A fortified and supercharged mentoring platform.
  3. Broad non-clinical competency programming throughout the year — from webinars all the way to the Annual Scientific Sessions.
  4. Updates on important individual and group accomplishments within the College.

Forthcoming meetings include the Legislative Conference, September 30 - October 2 (link to reg page when open) in Washington, DC, and of course ACC.19 in New Orleans March 16 - 18, 2019. The Early Career Lounge hosted a number of incredibly relevant sessions during this year’s Annual Meeting, many of which will be expanded for the 2019 meeting.

We encourage your engagement and formal section membership. We have lobbied (and succeeded) in reducing ACC dues for those in their early career; use $10 of that savings and become a formal member within the Section. We always welcome your suggestions and feedback; you can reach Section leadership at


Scott M. Lilly,MD, PhD, FACC
Chair, Early Career Council

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The ACC’s Early Career Member Section was established to provide a forum and community for cardiologists in their first 7 years of practice. We have unique strengths and perspectives, and employ these to guide the growth of the College in ways that span technology, communication, and advocacy.

Our section has raised awareness of the importance of work-life balance, mentorship, and non-clinical competencies.

Ongoing efforts, within our section and the College as a whole will continue to enrich our clinical practices, provide opportunities for local and national leadership, and ultimately improve work satisfaction.

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Time to Get Going on Involving FITs in Clinical Trials

November 27, 2018

Highlights From JACC

Engaging more Fellows in Training (FITs) in clinical trials may allow them to acquire new technical skills related to running a clinical trial, as well as increased access to mentorship and networking opportunities beyond their respective institutions, according to an FIT/Early Career column published Nov. 26 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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