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This course is designed to serve as a 2-week introduction to Cardiology. This elective is ideal for students that wish to gain more exposure to cardiology-related physical examination skills and the management of common cardiovascular diseases. This elective is flexible; students may contact the course director if they have a specific interest in the field, so that we may plan their clinical experience according to their needs. This 2-week elective is worth 2 elective credits. This elective may be paired with vacation or another 2-week (2 credit) elective, in a related or different field. Students who prefer a more in-depth learning experience or who are considering a career in Cardiology should select the traditional 4-week (4 credit) elective, 93MC730 Cardiology.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Jason Clifford (jcliffo1@iuhealth.org)

Director: Omar Batal, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU Health West

Learning Objectives

    1. Exhibit clinical skills in gathering medical history and performing physical examination with specific attention to acute and chronic chronic cardiovascular disease (PC1)
    2. Demonstrate clinical skills in the medical management of patients admitted with cardiovascular disease (PC3)
    3. Research evidence-based practice and medical advancements in cardiology (MK5)
    4. Describe the general basis and performance of coronary ateriography, angioplasty, coronary stenting, cardiac imaging and electrophysiology (beyond the basics of ECG) (MK4)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Presentation skills, as well are write-ups will be assessed with feedback for improvement. Assessment of knowledge gained will be made throughout the course, as well as student attitude/interest level. Letter of recommendation may be provided as well.)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-50

Time Distribution: 75% Clinical; 10% Laboratory or Scholarly Research; 5% Lecture/Seminar; 5% Library/Research; 5% Online

Elective Type Category: CP- Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

PRIMARY CONTACT FOR ADD/DROP: Jason Clifford (jcliffo1@iuhealth.org) Availability for course is 2 students per two-week rotation.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None