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Elective Title: 82MC701 — CARDIOLOGY


The student will work closely with cardiologists and gain a wide exposure to clinical cardiology in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Emphasis will be placed on history taking, physical diagnosis, diagnostic tests in cardiology and patient management. Rounds will be made daily in the hospital. The student will be encouraged and expected to participate in the decision making process regarding the care of the cardiology patient. Opportunities may include exposure in the areas of pediatric cardiology, echocardiography, electrocardiography, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac catheterization, clinical electrophysiology, and clinical pharmacology.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Caren Whitehouse (whitca@iu.edu)

Director: Deepa Kumbar, M.D.

Campus: Evansville

Location: Evansville

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Take a detailed cardiac history (PC2)

  • 2) Perform an appropriate cardiovascular exam (PC4)
  • 3) Treat general cardiac pathology and risk factor modification in an outpatient setting (PC3)
  • 4) Create differential diagnoses for cardio- vascular symptoms (PC3)
  • 5) Evaluate acute and chronic cardiac pathologies with such modalities as ECG, ECHO, stress testing, nuclear studies, cardiac catheterization, and PTCA (PC6)
  • 6) Diagnose and treat common cardiac conditions including chest pain, coronary disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation (PC2)
  • 7) Present on selected literature that pertains to the treatment of cardiac conditions (ISC5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (Clinical observation and oral presentations if applicable).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status ; (Must have completed Medicine or Family Medicine Clerksip)

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 45

Time Distribution: 70%Clinical; 20% Library/Rsearch; 10% Lecture / Seminar

Elective Type Category: AC- Advanced Clinical

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Caren Whitehouse (whitca@iu.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH: Contact Caren Whitehouse (whitca@iu.edu) at IUSM-Evansville for enrollment permission. Priority will be given to 4th-year students, with consideration of 3rd-year students who have completed their core clerkship. Visiting students will be considered upon review of a secondary application process.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None