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  1. To provide the medical student with experience in the evaluation of the adult cardiac patient in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
  2. To provide experience in the evaluation and management of critical cardiac patients.
  3. To provide an understanding of and experience with pharmacologic therapy of acute and chronic cardiac disease.


Option #1 - Cardiology

  1. Student will spend four (4) weeks seeing both inpatients and outpatients. This will be primarily a consultative rotation.
  2. Student will have exposure to both invasive and noninvasive cardiac diagnostic studies. Student will participate in one-on-one EKG interpretation sessions.
  3. Student will evaluate both inpatients and outpatients.
  4. No call responsibility.

Option #2 - Coronary Care Unit

  1. Student will work closely with the Resident Team assigned to the Coronary Care Unit.
  2. Student will assist in the work-up and ongoing management of acute cardiac emergencies.
  3. Student will participate in daily Teaching Rounds conducted by a member of the Division of Cardiology.
  4. Approximately 1 night call per week with the supervising resident (no weekend call).

Responsible Faculty/Rank:

  1. Kevin Silver, M.D., Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, NEOMED, Director of Coronary Care Unit, Director of Cardiovascular Education
  2. Kenneth E. Berkovitz, M.D., Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Disease
  3. Roger Chaffee, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, NEOMED, Director of Quality, Summa Health Heart and Vascular Institute

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