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Electives - Cardiology

Clinical Cardiology

Elective Number: (Oasis E26a) 1601

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Rohit Malhotra

Rotation Contact: Karen Ward, (434) 243-9397, krw5v@virginia.edu

Duration: maximum 4 weeks; minimum 2 weeks

Available: All rotations

Typical Day: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

A pager is required for this rotation but is not supplied by the department

Report to: Cardiology consult Fellow (PIC 1323)

Time to Report: 7:00 am

Place to Report: Chest Pain Center - Emergency Department

Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.

  • Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
  • Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
    • Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

Number of students per rotation: 2

Course Description: The purpose of this rotation is to acquaint the student with all aspects of Clinical Cardiology. Students will be responsible for seeing patients with cardiovascular problems in consultation and will be presenting these patients to the Attending Cardiologist on the Consultation Service. Students will see a range of cardiovascular problems including chest pain evaluation, cardiac arrhythmias, pre-operative cardiac evaluation and post-operative management, congestive heart failure, stress testing and echocardiography. All students will attend the weekly conferences of the Cardiology Division and daily didactic sessions will be held. During the four-week elective period, students should understand the basics of interpreting electrocardiograms and gain greater understanding of the pathophysiology of a broad variety of cardiac disorders. Students should also learn the role of the various invasive and non-invasive procedures presently employed in the diagnostic evaluation of cardiac patients.