Students attend four 75-minute live online sessions on weekday evenings in January. During these sessions, students learn about the field of cardiology, how cardiac issues affect their community, and hear stories from a diverse group of practicing cardiologists. Specially paired with a single mentor, each student is able to develop a close relationship with a cardiologist, which often leads to future mentoring and advice for years to come. Students also break into small group discussions every week where they can meet other mentors and students who live near them and are interested in cardiology.
Interact with young physicians from diverse backgrounds about their journey to and through medical school. Opportunities for questions and one-on-one connection.
Learn cardiology basics including cardiac anatomy, the various types of cardiology practice, cardiac technology, and why this field is so exciting.
Work through a case study related to women, race, privilege, medicine, education, and society. Young physicians will guide each group's discussion.
Since its inception, the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute has been a proud supporter of I Look Like a Cardiologist. Our physician mentors are all UPMC HVI attending physicians, fellows, or residents. Their experience in becoming a cardiologist has informed our program. We are grateful for the ways that UPMC has supported I Look Like a Cardiologist through providing resources, time, publicity, and physician mentors.
Watch a local news story on the program here.