ELECT EMEDB - Introduction to Clinical Cardiology
Director(s): Tarek Helmy, MD
Administrative Contact: Liz Antee Phone: 318.675.5941 Room: 6-243
Duration: 4 Weeks
Location: Academic Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Maximum Number of Students: 2
Elective Offered During Blocks: All
Non-LSUHSC Students Allowed: Yes, 1-if space available
Course Code: EMEDB
To provide a comprehensive experience in caring for and managing patients with cardiology disorders in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
- Students will complete and document in Epic the history and physical exam of each patient assigned to them on the Cardiology consult service and in the Cardiology clinic as well as all problem lists and treatment plans.
- Students will perform an H&P on each new patient assigned to them and present the information to their attending.
- Student will read about the conditions pertaining to their patients and present to the attending physician the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment plans.
- Students will read and interpret at least two electrocardiography (EKG) tests on patients on the Cardiology consult service and present the findings to their attending.
- Students will read and interpret at least two echocardiology tests on patients on the Cardiology consult service and present the findings to their attending.
- Students will perform and interpret at least two Cardiology stress tests on patients on the Cardiology consult service and present the findings to their attending
- Students will attend the weekly Cardiology conferences and Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
Students must be present every weekday. Students are allowed two excused absences for interviews during the four week rotation.This excused absence must be approved by the attending physician. Any additional absences must be approved by the attending physician and course director and must be made up before the semester is completed. Documentation of such interviews must be provided to the course director. Students will receive an incomplete until such absences have been made up. Make-up days are at the discretion of the Course Director.
Resources for Learning:
The student is expected to use general reference material such as Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and specialty texts to achieve a basic understanding of their patients’ diseases and their practical management. The resources of the fellows, residents, attending physician and consulting physicians should be used routinely to supplement the student’s reading, as well as recourse to journal articles and internet resources as needed.
Participating Faculty: Course Director, Cardiology Faculty and Fellows
Texts: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Electrocardiography by Marriott, Echocardiography by Feigenbaum
Hands-on Experience: Supervised evaluation and management of patients with cardiology disorders in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Self-Directed Learning: Focused review of topics directly related to the management of patients seen using the library and online resources.
Textbook: Electrocardiography by Marriott; Echocardiography by Feigenbaum
Students will receive an informal formative evaluation from the attending physician at the end of the first two weeks of the rotation. Students will receive a summative evaluation by the attending physician.