IU School of Medicine



This elective clinical rotation is ideal for students with an interest in cardiovascular surgery or cardiology as a career or for those who want a better understanding of cardiovascular surgery as an adjunct to the overall treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Megan Rendina (mrendina@iupui.edu)

Director: Daniel Beckman, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis)

Other Faculty: Dr. Fehrenbacher, Dr. Wozniak, Dr. Corvera, Dr. Hess, Dr. Wang, Dr. Hashmi, Dr. Vigilance, Dr. Pillai

Learning Objectives

  • Participate in the evaluation, treatment, and follow-up of surgical diseases of the cardiovascular system (MK4)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Assessments will be done via observation in areas of Clinic, Hospital, OR and discussions with faculty)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 50 (7:00am - 5:00pm, opportunity for call hours if desired)

Time Distribution: 85% Clinical; 5% Laboratory; 5% Lecture/Seminar; 5% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Any student wanting to drop or add this elective after the initial computer scheduling should contact Megan Rendina at 317-274-7201 or mrendina@iupui.edu. This course may be dropped or added up to the 15th day of the month preceding the elective month.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None