Get Involved

The formal application seeking the creation of a new, independent Board of Cardiovascular Medicine has been submitted to the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). As part of this process, ABMS has launched a 90-day Open Comment Period seeking input on the new Board, running through July 24.

Make Your Voice Heard

The Open Comment Period is an important opportunity for the cardiovascular community, hospitals and health systems, patients, and other stakeholders to engage in the decision-making process and highlight the value that the new, independent Board will bring to cardiovascular clinicians and, more importantly, patients. Sample talking points are provided below to help with drafting your comments. However, it’s important to remember that personal comments have the greatest impact.

Submit your comments via the ABMS website by July 24.
Please note that anonymous comments will not be accepted. All comments will be shared with the applicant board and the ABMS Advisory Body. Along with including your identifying information and indicating general responses, the form provides opportunities for additional comments related to your responses, as well as a chance to upload a letter or document. Additional comments noting how a specialized, independent Board of Cardiovascular Medicine would benefit you, your hospital, practice, and/or your patients are strongly encouraged. 

Sample Talking Points

  • Cardiology has evolved to encompass a wide variety of subspecialties and multidisciplinary care. It’s time for an independent Board that reflects the evolution of cardiology into its own distinct medical specialty.
  • The proposed new Board of Cardiovascular Medicine answers the call from ABMS for a certification process that facilitates “continuous learning and improvement while simultaneously assuring patients that their physicians are up to date in their specialty.”  
  • Cardiologists have a responsibility to patients and the public to remain up to date in understanding best practices and evidence-based care. An independent Board of Cardiovascular Medicine would play an important role in ensuring cardiologists are at the forefront of their field, meeting and sustaining the core competencies unique to cardiology.
  • By prioritizing lifelong learning and supporting continuous self-improvement, an independent Board of Cardiovascular Medicine represents the best interests of cardiologists and heart patients alike.

Spread the Word!

Use the communications tools below to share your support for the new Board and encourage participation in the comment period on social media.

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Last Updated: April 2024

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