FCACC logo

The FCACC and the Sociedad  Espanola de Cardiologia (SEC) are a part of the American College of Cardiology’s International Exchange program. The SEC-FCACC relationship was formed through a desire of both organizations to develop long-term relationships between cardiovascular professionals in the United States and Spain.

spain preceptorship graphic

2022 PRECEPTORSHIP

The FCACC-SEC Preceptorship is an international clinical experience that aims to have members who are currently in practice (private/academic/hospital-based) learn about the health system in Spain and get in-depth presentations and observe the latest technologies and therapies in the hospital setting.

The FCACC-SEC Preceptorship experiences in 2022 are built to offer two options to interested members.  One is a shorter experience for those who have limited time but want to support the partnership and the other is a more in-depth trip designed to allow FCACC members time to interact with additional SEC members in different regions.

Additional details and application form are here.

2022 PRECEPTORSHIP SCHEDULE

LATEST DEPARTURE DATE from US Saturday, June 11

Depart from US Airport, fly overnight

 

Sunday, June 12

8:00    Arrive in Madrid, check into hotel

15:00  Optional group tour of local, walkable site (guests/spouses/children invited)

 

Monday, June 13

9:30    Depart for Casa Del Corazon/Meeting with SEC Leaders

1:00    Return to hotel

19:00  Reception with the SEC (guests/spouses/children invited)

 

Tuesday, June 14

8:30    Depart for Madrid Hospital - Duration of the Day in Clinic with Mentor

OR

Depart for Second City options include: Barcelona, Seville, Salamanca

 

Wednesday, June 15

Fly back to US or preceptorship at second city hospital or continue onto other cities on personal leisure time

Thoughts on the Preceptorship Experience

"The clinical experience was extremely rich and comprehensive. Certainly it was a great privilege to be able to learn from several truly Spanish Masters of Cardiology and Science. I cannot wait to return to my Spanish colleagues and share the joy of learning." ~Octavio Cosme, MD, FACC 

"The FCACC-SEC exchange program is a unique opportunity to peek behind the barriers that separate healthcare systems and observe how things differ, and also how much we have in common. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in thinking about their own practice habits and how to improve them."  ~David Winchester, MD, FACC

"I am very grateful for the opportunity to visit the SEC and spend time with the congenital cardiologists (both pediatric and adult) at the Hospital General Universitario Gregario Maranon in Madrid. I learned about the Spanish medical system, and the many similarities and differences to ours. I had the opportunity to see how they are taking advantage of 3D printing to effectively improve congenital cardiac care. I am sure that we will see the work they are doing in their labs impact clinical outcomes in the next decade." ~Arwa Saidi, MEd, MBBCH, FAAP, FACC REVISTA ESPAÑOLA DE CARDIOLOGÍA is the official publication of the Spanish Society of Cardiology and is a bilingual international peer-reviewed journal dealing with cardiovascular medicine. Please visit
http://www.revespcardiol.org/en/# 
for REVISTA ESPAÑOLA DE CARDIOLOGÍA content.



ACC logo


Florida Chapter, American College of Cardiology
3208 E. Colonial Drive, Suite 264

Orlando, FL 32803

877-793-8171

Contact Us



Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software