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Elective Title: 20MC701 — CARDIOLOGY


The student will be exposed to a wide variety of cardiac pathology in the community setting. The student will also get exposure to: 1. outpatient consultation and follow-up; 2. inpatient consultation; and 3. coronary and intensive care unit experience.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu)

Director: Donald Westerhausen, M.D.

Campus: South Bend

Location: Elkhart General Hospital (Elkhart)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Take a detailed cardiac history (PC1)

  • 2) Perform an appropriate cardiovascular exam (PC3)
  • 3) Create differential diagnoses for cardio- vascular symptoms (PC2)
  • 4) Evaluate acute and chronic cardiac pathologies with such modalities as ECG, ECHO, stress testing, nuclear studies, cardiac catheterization, and PTCA (PC5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation by course director)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical, 10% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: AC - Advanced Clinical

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All South Bend electives must go thru the South Bend campus coordinator. Contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870) Need a 3 month notification that student is interested in taking this elective.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None