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Elective Title: 71MC703 — CARDIOLOGY


The student will participate in the evaluation and management of a wide variety of cardiology cases. Emphasis will be placed on the proper history, physical examination, laboratory, and x-ray studies of the cardiac patient. The student will follow patients in the Coronary Care Unit as well as in the general hospital. Students will see patients in a private cardiology consultation office. The student will be exposed to acute and chronic cardiac patients, cardiac catheterization, thrombolysis, PTCA, electrophysiologic studies, etc. 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: John Katsaropoulos, M.D.

Campus: South Bend

Location: Memorial Hospital of South Bend, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (South Bend)

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: 75% Clinical; 15% Lecture/Seminar; 10% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

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)

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None