IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 45MC705 — CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY


The medical students will be assigned two new patients each day. The emphasis on one will be diagnostic and the other therapeutic. The history and physical will be reviewed by one of four board certified cardiologists. They will participate in the formulation of therapy and additional workup including treadmill stress testing, echocardiography, Holter monitoring, and cardiac catheterization. The students will follow their patient during the entire course of hospitalization. They will become familiar with a wide variety of cardiac problems both acute and chronic. They will see congenital and acquired heart disease of all kinds. They will get an extensive experience in electrocardiography and arrhythmia interpretation.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iun.edu)

Director: Nazzal Obaid, M.D.

Campus: Northwest-Gary

Location: Community Healthcare System (Community Hospital; St. Catherine Hospital; St. Mary Medical Center - Gary Area)

Other Faculty: Zlatan Stepanovic, M.D., Anas Safadi, M.D.

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Discuss the basic principles involved in the interpretation of the surface electrocardiogram (PC3)
  • 2) Interpret ECG


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation and disussion with faculty).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 100% Clinical

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Northwest electives must go thru the Northwest campus coordinators.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None