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Elective Title: 93MC740 — ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY


This special elective is available for selected senior students who are interested in echocardiography and cardiac hemodynamics. This elective is a unique opportunity for the student to work directly with faculty members who have expertise in interpretation of cardiac non-invasive testing. The student will have the opportunity to interact with a new simulation self-learning computer program. It is hoped that students will obtain a better understanding of cardiac anatomy, physiology and disease processes through the elective.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Harvey Feigenbaum (hfeigenb@iu.edu)

Director: Harvey Feigenbaum, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: Krannert Institute of Cardiology (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Discuss the benefits echocardiography can provide as a diagnostic tool (PC3)
  • 2) Recognize normal echocardiographic anatomy and physiology and some common abnormalities (MK1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Using an active learning digital program students are shown some echocardiograms and he or she must identify and/or analyze the images. The student and the administrator get immediate feed back as to how the student performed. This program is currently used at the medical student, resident, fellow, sonographer and faculty levels. This experience is usually given at the end of the medical student elective).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status; prior consultation with one of the instructors is advised.

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 50% Clinical; 50% Clinical Laboratory (Participation with clinical investigation available but optional)

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Harvey Feigenbaum (hfeigenb@iu.edu)

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None