House of Cards is a formal peer mentorship system that was developed to help physicians transition into fellowship, form meaningful relationships with faculty, and improve their overall experience
Each "house" is comprised of one fellow from each class and one faculty mentor. The third year fellow acts as the house leader and organizes regular house meetings.
In addition to these meetings, fellows are encouraged to regularly check in with each other throughout the year and to help each other with conference preparation, board preparation and other clinical and academic milestones.
Women in Cardiology group
The Women in Cardiology group was developed to help foster mentorship and sponsorship between women faculty and trainees. The group also looks for ways to actively recruit more women into the field of cardiology.
The Women in Cardiology group organizes quarterly meetings with fellows, residents and two or three female cardiology faculty members.
Examples of topics discussed at prior meetings include career planning, academic advancement, family planning and radiation safety.