Unmet needs of young interventional cardiologists: the EAPCI Young survey

Ducrocq, Gregory; Capodanno, Davide; Windecker, Stephan; Fajadet, Jean (2013). Unmet needs of young interventional cardiologists: the EAPCI Young survey. EuroIntervention, 9(8), pp. 903-908. Europa Digital & Publishing 10.4244/EIJV9I8A152

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Aims: As part of the EAPCI Young Initiative, the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) conducted a survey to address the educational needs of young interventional cardiologists. Methods and results: A questionnaire was distributed to all individuals registered in the ESC database aged <36 years with an interest in interventional cardiology. Nearly two-thirds of participants (60%) indicated that they had difficulty in finding a fellowship training position. The desire for a fellow's course at European level was expressed by 95%, while 94% were in favour of developing a network of young interventional cardiologists in Europe. More than three-quarters of respondents (79%) said they had had difficulty in obtaining funding to attend EuroPCR. Multiple difficulties were identified in setting up a research programme, two of the more frequent being problematic access to research networks and the difficulties of finding a mentor. Career orientation was identified as another issue, with more than half of respondents (59%) declaring they followed career options by chance. Conclusions: The survey underlines the need to fill a gap in order to address the needs of young interventional cardiologists. It may serve as a starting point for developing educational initiatives targeted at young interventional cardiologists.

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Journal Article (Further Contribution)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

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Windecker, Stephan


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




Europa Digital & Publishing




Judith Liniger

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06 Jun 2014 16:36

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