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Elective Title: 53MC701 — CARDIOLOGY


The student will work closely with a cardiologist and gain a wide exposure to clinical cardiology. Emphasis will be placed on history taking, physical diagnosis, diagnostic tests in cardiology and patient management. Rounds will be made daily with the cardiologist in the hospital, including the Coronary Care Unit and Progressive Care Units. The student will be encouraged and expected to participate in the decision making process regarding the care of the cardiology patient. Depending on the student's interest, ample opportunity can be given to gain exposure in the areas of echocardiography, electrocardiography, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac catheterization, clinical electrophysiology, and clinical pharmacology. Students should expect to have call approximately one night per week and one weekend per month. There are no interns or residents in the hospital and, therefore, a significant amount of responsibility will be allowed for the senior student.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Suzi Tolliver (stolliv@iu.edu)

Director: John Strobel, M.D.

Campus: Bloomington

Location: IU Health Bloomington Hospital (Bloomington)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Diagnose and treat common cardiac conditions including chest pain, coronary disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation (PC1)
  • 2) Interpret ECGs at a basic level (PC3)
  • 3) Use appropriate indications in selecting cardiac testing and treatment including stress testing, echocardiography, coronary angiography, and device implantation (PC3)
  • 4) Present on selected literature that pertains to the treatment of cardiac conditions (ISC5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (Observation)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 50-60

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar; 10% Library

Elective Type Category: AC- Advanced Clinical

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Suzi Tolliver (stolliv@iu.edu)

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None