The Society of Pediatric Cardiology Training Program Directors 

Promote, maintain, and pursue excellence in the training of pediatric cardiologists.



The Latest: What's Going On? 

March 30, 2021

Please join us on Wednesday, March 31 for our next Zoom SPCTPD meeting.  Click here to join.  Password in your email from SPCTPD.


1. Update on proposed common match with internal medicine subspecialties

2. 4th year fellowship survey/availability

3. Update on 4th year application standardization

4. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology fellow research/QI competition

5. Program presentation - professionalism lecture series

6. ACC/CHD Community Day - programming for you and your fellows

7. SPCTPD finance update

8. AAP planning

January 25, 2021

Please make note of our upcoming SPCTPD fellowship director meetings (click to download meeting invites):

Tuesday, February 2, 4 Eastern/1 Pacific Wednesday, March 31, 3 Eastern/12 Pacific

SPCTPD at the ACC in Atlanta - 5/14 or 5/15, details TBD

Meeting in July TBD

January 20, 2021

Fellowship Directors - be sure to register for the ACC Program Director Section webinar this Thursday! 


On Thursday, January 21st at 6:30 pm ET the PD GME section will host a new virtual session called: “Beyond Mentoring: An Interactive Webinar on the Importance of Coaching and Sponsorship in Your Fellowship” 


Drs. Berlacher, Silvestry, Virani, and our very own Julie Glickstein (Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/Columbia) will lead us through a discussion defining coaching and sponsorship, identifying the benefit of doing them regularly in your fellowship, and most importantly providing examples of coaching and sponsoring that you can try in your program immediately after the event.  


This will be an interactive event where we break into small groups for a short period during the session to share ideas and brainstorm, returning to a larger group discussion.  We will give you key takeaways at the end of the session as well as a collated list of activities PDs and APDs are doing throughout the nation that you can try at your home institution.  


When you register, we will ask you to provide one example of coaching and one example of sponsoring that you do already in your program with your FITs.  


For the purposes of this request, please use the following brief definitions and examples to guide your response to our request:


“Coaching” is the act of instructing or directing an FIT on a larger task or skill related to their professional development or performance.

                Examples include"  

  • Guiding them through their first job search with resume writing, interview practice and negotiation skills
  • Providing help from outside the division to work on interpersonal interactions, professionalism, or communication skills

“Sponsorship” is the act of using influence to pull an FIT up the career ladder 

                Examples include:

  • Writing a LOR and making a personal call for an FIT when they apply for ACC/ AHA committees
  • Sending email to division and posting a tweet about an FITs published poster/paper


Please click here to register: A formal calendar invite with meeting information will follow. 




Kristin West

Team Leader, Member Strategy – Career Sections

October 14, 2020

Well, it's been a while, but we're back!  Please join us this Friday, October 16, for a joint Pediatric Cardiology Fellows Mentoring Session sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the SPCTPD.  The session will run 2 - 5 Eastern/1 - 4 Pacific.  You can register here:

Please see the agenda below for an overview what will certainly be an excellent session!  (Times listed are Eastern.)

2:00 Welcome

2:10 Pediatric Cardiology Fellow Burnout and Resiliency

2:20 Pediatric Cardiology Fellow Wellness in the Era of COVID

Gluttons for punishment: senior clinical training in pediatric cardiology

2:30 4th Year Fellowships: A Survey of the Current Landscape

2:40 Breakout #1: Subspecialty Discussions

AAP Founders Award Session

3:00 Fireside Chat with Drs. Jane Newburger and Roberta Williams

3:30 Break

Career advancement: How to take the next step

3:40 Opportunities for Professional Engagement

3:45 Finding Your Niche

3:55 The Best Version of Yourself: CVs, Cover Letters, and Interviewing Tips

4:05 Mentorship

4:15 The Job Market: The 2018 Pediatric Cardiology Workforce Surrvey

4:20 The Job Search: The Hiring Process and Mistakes I See

4:30 Knowing Your Worth: Negotiations

4:40 Breakout #2: Mentoring and Job Discussions

5:00 Reconvene and closing remarks

June 26, 2020

Details for the final PC-NES lecture of the spring on Tuesday, June 30, have been posted!  Want these to continue?  Fill out our fellow survey!

June 25, 2020

The Senior Fellowships section has been updated for 4th year programs beginning in July of 2021.  

June 15, 2020

  1. The remainder of the June PC-NES are posted to the right
  2. The recordings of the most recent PC-NES are now online - imaging of DORV for biventricular repair and an overview of cardiac MRI
  3. If you haven't already, please complete the SPCTPD cardiology fellow wellness survey!

June 1, 2020

All of May's PC-NES sessions are now available for viewing.  Additionally, info for tomorrow and next Tuesday is now listed.

May 21, 2020

The sessions on vascular rings, acute heart failure management, and adult coarctation have been posted in the fellow resources section.  Additionally, the links for today and 5/28 have been updated.  

Additionally, we have reached out to division chiefs across the country soliciting open positions for 2020 and will be updating our jobs board as we receive information.

May 19, 2020

The PC-NES schedule through May has been updated to the right.  Also, please register for the special PC-NES session on 5/26 looking behind the scenes of the Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial:

March 31, 2020

The Society of Pediatric Cardiology Training Program Directors is organizing a series of shared educational sessions via tele-conference with the goals of:

1. Providing additional educational opportunities for fellows;

2. Augmenting individual fellowship director efforts to teach fellows in a time of social distancing (or distantly socializing);

3. Fostering a sense of community in pediatric cardiology education.

Sessions are scheduled through April, starting with those below.  All sessions are at 4 PM Eastern/1 PM Pacific. Outlook invites and links to the session are listed.

Upcoming Educational Opportunities

Congenital Heart Academy Webinar

Clinical Research: The People Who Inspired Me and Their Tips!

Thursday April 1st 2021

11:00-12:30 Eastern USA Time


Drs. D’Udekem and Wernovsky will be discussing the process of starting and sustaining a career in clinical research with an emphasis on pediatric cardiovascular disease.  They look forward to sharing tips they have learned along the way from their mentors and colleagues, as well as their own lessons learned.  Please join us as we #payitforward.

Who we are

We are a non profit organization that comprises of all program directors. SPCTPD was founded in 1999. The representative board is elected by all members and comprises of a Treasurer/Secretary, Vice President, President, and Past President. Each serves a two year term. Please refer to the ByLaws for details.


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Membership Dues

Fellowship directors, please log in at the top of the page to pay your dues online.

Your program dues:

  • Support pediatric cardiology fellowship representation in CoPS - the Council of Pediatric Subspecilaties
  • Support our representation at the JCCHD
  • Allow access to continuing educational intiatives for your fellows
  • Allow access to collaborative education projects for fellowship directors 


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