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

Submit your comments via the ABMS website by July 24.

Share Your Support for a New American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine

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.

In addition to providing brief personal and demographic information, you will be asked the following questions:

Sample Talking Points

The following talking points are provided to help with developing additional comments related to your agree/disagree responses on the application. However, it’s important to remember that personal comments have the greatest impact.

  • 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.

The ABMS has launched an open comment period through July 24 for cardiologists and other stakeholders to share their thoughts on the proposed new, independent #CVBoard of Medicine. Show your support for this important effort that recognizes the evolution of #cardiology into its own distinct specialty. Get involved at

A milestone in cardiology: the application process to create a new #CVBoard of Medicine is underway! Show your support for the new Board during the ABMS open comment period between now and July 24.

Looking for more information about the collaborative effort to create a new, independent #CVBoard of Medicine? Learn more about the new Board of Directors, get answers to FAQs and take part in the ABMS open comment period at

Last Updated: July 2024

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