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.
The FCACC-SEC Preceptorship is an international clinical experience that aims to have FACCs and Associate Fellows who are currently in practice, in Florida, (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 2023 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.
2023 PRECEPTORSHIP SCHEDULE
LATEST DEPARTURE DATE from US Saturday, June 10
Depart from US Airport, fly overnight
Sunday, June 11
8:00 Arrive in Madrid, check into hotel
15:00 Optional group tour of local, walkable site (guests/spouses/children invited)
Monday, June 12
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 13
8:30 Depart for Madrid Hospital - Duration of the Day in Clinic with Mentor
Depart for Second City options include: Barcelona, Seville, Salamanca
Wednesday, June 14
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