Perspective on AHFTC Specialty by Women in Heart Transplant and MCS (WiTMCS)

E. M.A.N. HAMAD, A. N.J.U. BHARDWAJ, JOHANNA CONTRERAS, SHELLEY HALL

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Abstract

Background: The advanced heart failure (HF) and transplant cardiology specialty has seen a decrease in applicants seeking training in the field. Data are needed to identify principal reform areas to generate and maintain interest in the field for sustainability. Methods: Women in Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory support conducted a survey across their membership group investigating the barriers to attracting new talent and areas that need reform to improve the status of the specialty. A Likert scale was used to assess various perceived barriers to attracting new trainees and reform needed to improve the specialty. Results: A total of 131 women physicians in transplant and mechanical circulatory support responded to the survey. Five principal areas in need of reform were identified: need for practice model variety (86.9%), inadequate compensation for non–revenue value unit activities and total compensation (86.4% and 79.1%, respectively), challenging work–life balance (78.5%), need for curriculum reform and specialized pathways (73.1% and 65.4%, respectively), and exposure during general cardiology fellowship (65.1%). Conclusion: Given the increasing number of patients with HF and the increased demand for more HF specialists, reform is needed to restructure the 5 areas identified in our survey to increase interest in the field of advanced HF and transplant cardiology and maintain the current talent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-114
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiac Failure
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2024

Keywords

  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Fellowship
  • Training
  • curriculum

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