ACC Early Career Resources

California Chapter Early Career

American College of Cardiology International Exchange




In an effort to facilitate international exchange for Cardiovascular Professionals, the Early Career Professional Council (ECPC) has developed an on-line resource for those interested in pursuing opportunities abroad. This tool is meant for use throughout the college and is a member benefit for all.

Please visit the ACC International Exchange page at http://www.cardiosource.org/intex. A list of sites and contacts for those offering exchange programs are available, organized by country, as well as resources for planning and managing the logistics of work-related international travel. This site will be frequently updated.

These experiences may lead to innovation, collaboration and friendships that would not be possible without experience, teaching and learning from our colleagues overseas.

Purpose of our California Chapter

The purpose of the Chapter shall be to contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, to ensure optimal quality care for the individuals with such diseases and to foster the highest professional ethical standards. In carrying out these purposes the Chapter shall function in consultation with the leadership of the College and as an advisor to local and state governmental and professional organizations concerning issues related to cardiovascular disease.

The Chapter shall, in the interests of patients, physicians, and the public in general, maintain a high level of social consciousness and involvement with socioeconomic issues which may influence access to high quality cardiovascular health care for all individuals.

The Chapter has been formed as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation underthe federal and California state tax codes. The Chapter maintains an Executive Office with a full time Executive Director and support staff. The Chapter also maintains a full time lobbyist and staff in Sacramento.

Your ACC Membership Working for you?

ACC membership is complimentary for those in an approved training program, and comes with practical benefits including on-line access to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) and discounts on educational products and programs. Other benefits include:


If you are not receiving ACC benefits and services, but are a fellow in training in an approved program, please fax a letter from your training director indicating you are currently participating in a program, include a current address with e-mail address to: Damion Wise at (202) 375-6842.

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