ME502M.3

Clinical Cardiology

Sites: MGH
Director(s): Alberto Puig
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered July and August.
Location: MGH - Mass. General Hospital (3)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: This rotation provides an overview of consultative cardiology in an inpatient setting, with an ancillary focus on the invasive and non-invasive modalities most used by cardiologists in their daily practice. Students will be responsible for performing consults on patients throughout the hospital under the supervision of a cardiology fellow. Students will have the option to spent time rotating through different laboratories, such as those for echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, and nuclear stress testing. One of the strengths of training at Massachusetts General Hospital is the remarkable variety and complexity of patients seen during this rotation. Senior staff supervise through daily rounds, but the student and fellow are the main provider and decision makers for patient care.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Basic science and EBM are both integral parts of the Core Curriculum lecture series, the case conferences and Cardiology Grand Rounds. There is also integration of basic science background and clinical evidence in the management of individual cases on a daily basis.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction:
Outstanding performance
Top 5% of students encountered across a broad set of skills including knowledge base, clinical skills, communication and integration.
Honors:
Excellent performance
Top 20% of students encountered across a broad set of skills including knowledge base, clinical skills, communication and integration.
Satisfactory:
Satisfactory performance
Top 50% of students encountered across a broad set of skills including knowledge base, clinical skills, communication and integration.
Unsatisfactory:
Significant deficiencies.
Significant deficiency encountered across a broad set of skills including knowledge base, clinical skills, communication and integration.