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The student enrolled in this course will be exposed to all aspects of cardiovascular medicine clinically, on hospital rounds and office consultations, in addition to being familiar with the indication of invasive and non-invasive cardiac testing as special emphasis will be given for ECG interpretation. Students will also have Exposure to peripheral vascular disease and its management.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Heather LeBrun (heather.lebrun@indstate.edu)

Director: Nawar Mercho, M.D.

Campus: Terre Haute

Location: Union Hospital and Providence Medical Group (Terre Haute)

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Perform cardiac pathology history and physical exam (PC1)
  • 2) Interpret results from and describe indications for cardiac testing, emphasis on primary cardiac prevention (Special Emphasis on clinical, out patient setting, lipid disorder & peripheral vascular disease (PC3)
  • 3) Treat General cardiac pathology and risk factor modification in an outpatient setting (PC2)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation, objective exam)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 35

Time Distribution: 60% Clinical; 30% :Library/Research; 10% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Heather LeBrun (heather.lebrun@indstate.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH. Must check with Clinical Coordinator, Heather LeBrun , for availability at (heather.lebrun@indstate.edu), 812-237-8763.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None