Most cardiology training programs in the United States do not appear to adhere to basic preventive cardiovascular medicine Core Cardiovascular Training Symposium guidelines, according to survey findings from investigators in Michigan and Wisconsin. Survey results revealed the following:
Only 24% of programs had a dedicated 1-month rotation in preventive cardiology.
One-quarter (24%) of programs had no formalized training in preventive cardiology.
Nearly one-third (30%) had no faculty with expertise in preventive cardiology.
Lack of time and developed curricula were cited as the greatest obstacles to providing preventive cardiology training.
Abstract: American Journal of Cardiology, April 4, 2012.