IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 02MC731 — CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY


Based on the particular interest of the student, this course will provide experience in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Emphasis will be given to physical diagnosis, EKG interpretation, and a wide range of invasive and non-invasive diagnostic techniques. Students will also be given the opportunity to participate first-hand in the evaluation and treatment of patients in several of the rural satellite clinics in surrounding areas. Student will be assigned one preceptor, but will have the opportunity to work in all areas of cardiology.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu)

Director: Vijay Chilakamarri, M.D.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: Lutheran Medical Group (Fort Wayne)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Evaluate patients with Cardiovascular disease in a inpatient and outpatient setting (PC1)
  • 2) Interpret EKG tracings and other basic diagnostic studies that help in coming to a Physical diagnosis (PC3)
  • 3) Evaluate patients with Peripheral vascular disease and formulate basic management plan (MK4)
  • 4) Discuss the role of emerging therapies and technologies in cardiology (ISC5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Observation by preceptors and course director)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 36

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar; 10% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators.  For Family Medicine electives contact the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program at 260-422-6573.  All others contact Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224) or Gina Bailey (gibailey@iupui.edu or 260-481-6731). Enrollment needs director's approval   

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None