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2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) 
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MED 45005 - Cardiology

Cr Hrs: 3, 6
Session Length: 2 and 4 weeks


This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 3 or 6 credit hours. The student should function with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in several of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. This rotation is based at Erlanger Health System as part of a busy academic cardiology group and Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship. The cardiology rotation will combine an inpatient experience as well as outpatient clinic experience and imaging time with echocardiography and cardiac MRI. The student is expected to gain in-depth knowledge of cardiovascular disease by participating in the care of cardiac inpatients and will see a breadth of clinical presentations from hypertensive emergency and acute coronary syndrome to decompensated heart failure and cardiogenic shock. The student will gain valuable bedside management skills as well as exposure to electrophysiology, non- invasive imaging, and cardiac catheterization. Daily teaching rounds will be held by the cardiology attending and fellows during the inpatient portion of the rotation. The outpatient portion will include one-on-one time discussing patient. A core lecture series is presented weekly, as well as a case-based clinical discussion.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 2
Instructional Method: Clinical-Elective
Location offered: Chattanooga
Hospital: Erlanger Health System
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of MED-30000 or FME-30000

Term offered: Fall, Spring

Fall - Instructor of Record: Alison L. Bailey -
Spring - Instructor of Record: Alison L. Bailey -
Course Coordinator: Joyce Poke - - 423-778-6670

Prior Authorization: No
Blocks Not Offered: None
Off-cycle timing allowed: Negotiable
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation

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