Challenges facing early career academic cardiologists.

Tong CW, Ahmad T, Brittain EL, Bunch TJ, Damp JB, Dardas T, Hijar A, Hill JA, Hilliard AA, Houser SR, Jahangir E, Kates AM, Kim D, Lindman BR, Ryan JJ, Rzeszut AK, Sivaram CA, Valente AM, Freeman AM
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 63 (21): 2199-208

PMID: 24703919 · PMCID: PMC4306449 · DOI:10.1016/j.jacc.2014.03.011

Early career academic cardiologists currently face unprecedented challenges that threaten a highly valued career path. A team consisting of early career professionals and senior leadership members of American College of Cardiology completed this white paper to inform the cardiovascular medicine profession regarding the plight of early career cardiologists and to suggest possible solutions. This paper includes: 1) definition of categories of early career academic cardiologists; 2) general challenges to all categories and specific challenges to each category; 3) obstacles as identified by a survey of current early career members of the American College of Cardiology; 4) major reasons for the failure of physician-scientists to receive funding from National Institute of Health/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute career development grants; 5) potential solutions; and 6) a call to action with specific recommendations.

Copyright © 2014 American College of Cardiology Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Academic Medical Centers Cardiology Career Choice Humans Mentors National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (U.S.) Physicians United States

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