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Reprint requests and correspondence: Dr. Marwah Abdalla, Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health, 622 West 168th Street, PH 9-321, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, Telephone: 212-342-1275, Fax: 212-342-3431, ma2947@columbia.edu

The authors thank Kristin West, Amalea Hijar, and Stefan Lefebvre from the American College of Cardiology for their assistance in the preparation of the paper.

The authors have reported that they have no relationships related to the contents of this paper to disclose.

The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH or of Medtronic.


Research Funding:

Dr. Abdalla is supported by HL117323-02S2 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Dr. Vedanthan is supported by K01 TW 0099218-04 from the NIH.

Dr. El Chami is supported by a research grant from Medtronic.


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  • cardiovascular training
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The Importance of Global Health Experiences in the Development of New Cardiologists

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Journal Title:

Journal of the American College of Cardiology


Volume 67, Number 23


, Pages 2789-2797

Type of Work:

Article | Post-print: After Peer Review


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.

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© 2016 American College of Cardiology Foundation.

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