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Welcome to the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Trainee section!

Trainees represent the future of cardiovascular care in Canada and are an essential part of our membership. Our Trainee Committee is dedicated to providing trainees with valuable programs and services tailored to their needs as they progress through their training.

In the Trainee section, you will find resources for studying, guide to apply for a fellowship, upcoming trainee opportunities, and much more.

More information about your Trainee Committee Representatives is also available 2018 Trainee Committee Members.


Opportunities to get involved with the CCS, exclusive to trainees

1. Participate in practical knowledge exchange; submit your manuscript to the CJC Trainee Section

In 2017, the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (CJC) launched the Trainee Section to give trainees the opportunity to contribute original, non-scholarly manuscript on their experience.

Author Guidelines

Authors should follow general manuscript preparation instructions from www.onlinecjc.ca, while noting these specific instructions for Trainee Section articles:
• 1,500 words (max.), excluding tables, figures, and references
• Five references (max.)
• Three (non-scientific) tables/figures (max.)
• No abstract or brief summary required
• Articles should not follow a typical scientific article structure (i.e. no background, methods, results)
• Medical students and junior residents are strongly encouraged to work collaboratively with a senior mentor to produce articles

Section Co-Editors
Jacinthe Leclerc (Research Editor)
Erin-Rayner-Hartley (Clinical Editor)
Consider submitting your manuscript to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.! Manuscripts will be accepted on a rolling basis.

2. Apply to join the CJC Editorial Board or Reviewer List

Next available term: January 1, 2021-December 31, 2022
Application launch: Fall 2020

Following the success of the first two-year term of CJC Trainee Editorial Board Members and Reviewers, seven new trainees have joined the Editorial Board in mentored roles (January 1, 2019-December 31, 2022). In addition, 25 trainees have joined as Reviewers in mentored roles.

Current Trainee Members of the Editorial Board:
1.    Christopher Cheung (Mentors: Kenneth Gin, Andrew Krahn)
2.    Varinder Kaur (Mentor: Dave Nagpal)
3.    Jessica Luc (Mentor: Marc Deyell)
4.    Daniel Ramirez (Mentor: Martin Green)
5.    Michelle Samuel (Mentor: Louise Pilote)
6.    Nariman Sepehrvand (Mentor: Justin Ezekowitz)
7.    Maneesh Sud (Mentor: Harindra Wijeysundera)

Looking for more opportunities? Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


New Trainee Resources now Online!

Dr. Marie-Jeanne Bertrand has generously provided a number of resources that she has developed over the years as a Cardiology trainee. These resources are summaries of common topics in Cardiology – you are invited to review these resources. If you are interested in contributing your own resources and developing this section, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..