The Importance of Global Health Experiences in the Development of New Cardiologists

Marwah Abdalla, Neal Kovach, Connie Liu, Julie B. Damp, Eiman Jahangir, Anthony Hilliard, Rakesh Gopinathannair, Mazen S. Abu-Fadel, Mikhael F. El Chami, Sameer Gafoor, Rajesh Vedanthan, Monica Sanchez-Shields, Jon C. George, Tiffany Priester, Mirvat Alasnag, Colin Barker, Andrew M. Freeman

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As the global burden of cardiovascular disease continues to increase worldwide, nurturing the development of early-career cardiologists interested in global health is essential to create a cadre of providers with the skill set to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases in international settings. As such, interest in global health has increased among cardiology trainees and early-career cardiologists over the past decade. International clinical and research experiences abroad present an additional opportunity for growth and development beyond traditional cardiovascular training. We describe the American College of Cardiology International Cardiovascular Exchange Database, a new resource for cardiologists interested in pursuing short-term clinical exchange opportunities abroad, and report some of the benefits and challenges of global health cardiovascular training in both resource-limited and resource-abundant settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2789-2797
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Issue number23
StatePublished - 2016


  • cardiovascular training
  • delivery of health care
  • early career
  • fellowships and scholarships
  • mentors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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