Clinical Cardiology

Sites: BWH
Director(s): Erik Alexander, Sheila Hegde, Hicham Skali
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month.
Location: BWH - Brigham and Women's Hospital (23)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: The course will provide opportunities in clinical history-taking and physical examination of the cardiac patient in order to give students a broad clinical exposure to cardiology and particularly to sharpen the basic skills necessary in all aspects of clinical medicine. The resulting information will be correlated with electrocardiographic, echocardiographic, radiologic, catheterization and angiographic data. Students will function as an integral part of the clinical team and work up patients, formulate diagnostic and management plans, and participate in patient care under the direction of the attending staff, cardiology fellows, and house staff. Electrocardiography will be taught by participation in reading sessions. Daily rounds and teaching conferences will provide both didactic and informal learning experiences.