IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 93MC770 — CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY


Students will round on the Cardiology Consult Service and in the Coronary Care Unit. In addition, students will read ECG's daily. This elective provides an intensive experience in patient management from the perspective of the consultant as well as the use and interpretation of specialized diagnostic tests such as ECG's, echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, stress testing and others.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Stephanie Plummer (plummers@iu.edu)

Director: Pantila Vanichakarn, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: Eskenazi Health Services (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Perform accurate electrocardiographic interpretation (PC3)
  • 2) Conduct a comprehensive cardiovascular evaluation in the inpatient setting (PC1)
  • 3) Perform a thorough pre-operative cardiovascular evaluation and risk assessment (PC1)
  • 4) Recognize differing presentations of acute coronary syndromes and differentiate between true myocardial infarction versus demand ischemia syndromes (PC2)
  • 5) Identify and manage acute arrhythmia syndromes including atrial fibrillation, bradyarrhythmias, ventricular tachyarrhythmias and cardiac arrest (MK4)
  • 6) Diagnose, through cardiac auscultation, the etiology of common cardiac murmurs including aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, and mitral regurgitation (MK2)
  • 7) Diagnose and manage the different forms of heart failure including heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and systolic heart failure (MK4)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 35-40

Time Distribution: 100% Clinical

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Stephanie Plummer (plummers@iu.edu) Contact Stephanie Plummer (plummers@iu.edu) at least one week prior to the start of the elective

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: A pharmacist will be rounding with the team every day.

Service Learning Included: None