• Early Career Section ACC.19
  • Early Career Section ACC.19
  • Early Career Section ACC.19
  • Early Career Section ACC.19
Newton Wiggins, MD, FACC

Welcome to the Early Career Section.

The ACC Early Career Section serves as the professional home for individuals within the first seven years of independent practice. Our primary mission is to foster the active involvement of Early Career members within the College as we strive to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. We firmly believe that becoming a member of our section will facilitate both your professional and personal growth. To accomplish our objectives, we have established a series of work groups. Volunteering to serve in these groups is an excellent way to engage more deeply with the ACC.

As chair of this section, it is my great honor to invite all Early Career members to join us and make valuable contributions. For more information, please feel free to reach out to me at newton.wiggins@gmail.com or to Kate Bell at kbell@acc.org.

I look forward to working with you!

Newton Wiggins, MD, FACC
Chair, ACC Early Career Leadership Council

Join the Early Career Section — Today!

The Early Career Section is only able to accomplish its mission through support from members. Members can join online by clicking here or by contacting ACC Member Care at (800) 253-4636, ext. 5603; or direct dial (202) 375-6000.

Already a member of the Early Career Professional Section? Click here to unlock the member exclusive section experience.

As our membership grows, so does the Early Career Section's opportunities to impact College policies and provide additional member benefits.

The ACC's Early Career 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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Join the JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging editors, including Editor-in-Chief Y. S. Chandrashekhar, MD, DM, FACC, for "office hours" on Saturday, April n6, and Sunday, April 7, from noon to 2 p.m. ET during ACC.24. Bring your imaging-related data or manuscript and receive in-person feedback and advice that will help your paper's suitability for publication. If the editors feel your work is strong, you may receive a provisional acceptance right then and there, pending satisfactory revision! For more details visit the JACC Journals at ACC.24 event page.

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