The elective in cardiovascular medicine develops skills in the clinical diagnosis and management of common cardiovascular disorders, including acute coronary illness, congestive heart failure, and cardiac arrhythmias. Emphasis is placed on physical diagnosis and the correlation between normal and abnormal physiology.
Students gain invaluable experience in McLaren Oakland's busy Critical Care Complex. Clinical activities include instruction in hemodynamics and monitoring acute myocardial infarctions.
The course structure requires the student to participate in patient rounds, individual patient assignments and departmental conferences. The departmental conferences focus on electrocardiography, electrophysiology, nuclear cardiology, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, exercise physiology, and rehabilitation. Supplemental reading assignments complement the practical experience.
Prerequisite: General Internal Medicine
Please note that all students scheduled for this rotation will be required to take a maximum of two nights of general internal medicine overnight call.