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CARDIOLOGY
(Includes Cardiology Outpatient Clinic and Cardiology Inpatient Consult Service)

OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF EDUCATIONAL ROTATION.

  • Become familiar with all major aspects of cardiovascular disease consisting of epidemiology, prevention, pathophysiology, and evaluation and treatment strategies.
  • Become familiar with the physical examination of the cardiovascular system.
  • Become familiar with the pharmacologic agents critical to treatment of cardiovascular disease.
  • Acquire improved skills in electrocardiogram interpretation.
  • Gain exposure to cardiovascular imaging techniques and procedures.
  • The following aspects of cardiovascular disease will be emphasized:
    • Acute and chronic coronary artery disease.
    • Valvular heart disease.
    • Arrhythmias.
    • Systolic and diastolic dysfunction.
    • Electrocardiogram interpretation.
    • GXT performance and interpretation.
    • Primary and secondary prevention strategies.

FREQUENCY OF CALL.  No call for medical students rotating on this service.

REQUIRED READINGS.

  • Case-based, focused reading in an effort to stimulate the daily practice of evidence-based medicine will be emphasized rather than adhering to a mandatory cardiology text.
  • The American College of Cardiology website – www.cardiosource.org will be used for guidelines and appropriate use criteria.
  • Specific, case-based reading of standard cardiology texts will be encouraged on an individual basis.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS.  Each student is expected to attend:

  • Department of Medicine Morning Report.
  • Department of Medicine Noon conference.
  • Weekly Cath Conference.
  • Weekly Cardiology didactic sessions

HOW ARE STUDENTS EVALUATED?

  • Students will be constantly evaluated throughout the rotation and feedback will be provided on a dynamic basis.
  • A post-test will be administered during the last week of the rotation.
  • There will be formal evaluations at mid-month and end-of-month. This evaluation will reflect not only his/her fund of knowledge, ability to gather and synthesize information, but also his/her motivation, work habits, and interpersonal skills.

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