May 09, 2021  
2016-2017 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog 
2016-2017 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GMED 5017 - Cardiology Consultation Service

Prerequisite: MED 5000 The MCG Cardiology elective is an integrated rotation between the cardiology consult service and the special procedure labs. Students’ time will be divided between the consult service and the labs. On the consult service the student will be exposed to various cardiovascular diseases in medical and pre- and post-operative surgical inpatients. The student will be part of the consultative team working closely with the cardiology attending and the fellow. Patients will be seen with bedside teaching emphasizing physical and differential diagnosis. The student will be expected to provide references appropriate for each case evaluated. During this time, the student will become familiar with the indications, usefulness and limitations of diagnostic tests and special procedures such as echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, stress testing, electrophysiology studies and nuclear cardiology. Each week the student will spend one day in one of the special procedures laboratories (cardiac catheterization lab, ECHO lab, electrophysiology labs and Nuclear/stress testing lab.) The appropriate attending and fellow prior to and during the lab day will provide didactic teaching. Students will have an opportunity to see left and right catheterizations, coronary interventions, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, catheter ablations, pacemaker and/or AICD implantations, cardioversions and stress testing. The EKG laboratory will provide EKGs each day to be read with the EKG attending. Invasive and non-invasive conferences are scheduled throughout the week and journal club is once a month. Students are required to attend conferences. Feedback will be given to the students biweekly from the rotation coordinator.

Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

Credit Hours: 7
Lecture Hours: 10 Other Contact Hours: 30

College Restrictions: Medical College of Georgia

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