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HFSA Event

HFSA Mentoring Webinar: Preparing for Your First Job (Physicians)

Join HFSA for a virtual webinar for cardiology fellows preparing to graduate, taking place April 15 at 8:00 PM ET.

Date and Time

Apr 15

08:00 PM - 09:00 PM



A panel of early-career heart failure cardiologists will discuss their recent experiences with exploring, interviewing, and securing their first jobs out of training. We will discuss best practices to prepare for, and conduct, your first job search. Come learn about preparing your cover letter and CV, identifying job openings, and “cold-calling” programs your interested in. Whether you plan to stay local to your training or interview broadly, or whether you’re looking for a transplant or non-transplant center, we have a diverse panel of panelists to discuss their experiences, and answer your questions!

Registration is complimentary for all heart failure providers.


  • Preparing your cover letter and CV
  • Opportunities to begin, continue, and improve networking skills 
  • Discuss best methods for identifying jobs openings
  • Review the best timing and methods to reach out to programs to evaluate needs and availabilities
  • Advise on negotiation and handling of multiple offers


  • Mark Belkin, MD, FHFSA, University of Chicago, Moderator
  • Vanessa Blumer, MD, Inova Schar Heart and Vascular
  • Spencer Carter, MD, University of Utah
  • Sarah Chuzi, MD, MSc, Northwestern University
  • Rachna Kataria, MD, Brown University
  • Jonathan Nattiv, MD, University of Southern California
  • Akash Rusia, MD, Baylor Scott & White, The Heart Hospital, Plano
  • Steven Chase Stroud, MD, Oklahoma Heart Institute Hospital