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Elective Title: 45MC705 — CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY


The medical students will be assigned two new patients each day. The emphasis on one will be diagnostic and the other therapeutic. The history and physical will be reviewed by one of four board certified cardiologists. They will participate in the formulation of therapy and additional workup including treadmill stress testing, echocardiography, Holter monitoring, and cardiac catheterization. The students will follow their patient during the entire course of hospitalization. They will become familiar with a wide variety of cardiac problems both acute and chronic. They will see congenital and acquired heart disease of all kinds. They will get an extensive experience in electrocardiography and arrhythmia interpretation.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iu.edu)

Director: Nazzal Obaid, M.D.

Campus: Northwest-Gary

Location: Community Healthcare System (Community Hospital; St. Catherine Hospital; St. Mary Medical Center - Gary Area)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Discuss the basic principles involved in the interpretation of the surface electrocardiogram (PC3)

  • 2) Interpret ECG�s and verify findings with staff cardiologists (PC3)
  • 3) Develop familiarity with the diagnosis and management of coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias, and other complex cardiovascular problems (MK4)
  • 4) Complete the initial evaluation and case presentation for patients in whom cardiologic consultation has been requested (PC1)
  • 5) Discuss and review cases with cardiology physician staff (ISC1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation and disussion with faculty).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 100% Clinical

Elective Type Category: AC- Advanced Clinical

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iun.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Northwest electives must go thru the Northwest campus coordinators.� Contact Amy Han, PhD �(amyhan@iu.edu or 219-980-6561) or Brittany Miller (millerby@iun.edu or 219-980-6525).�

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None