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Cardiology - CARD 541


Internal Medicine or Pediatrics Clerkship


University of Maryland and Baltimore VA Medical Center

Description and Goals:

This unified elective combines the strengths of both the University and V.A. cardiology services. The goal is to learn basic principles of cardiology diagnosis and therapy via:

  • The Cardiology consultation services at either the University Hospital or V.A. Hospital.

  • Regular EKG readings at the student level, three times/week.

  • Attendance at regularly scheduled cardiology conferences (echocardiography, catheterization, and grand rounds).

The goals of the course are to expose the student to the current practice, and techniques of Cardiology. The use and limitations of testing modalities will be emphasized. The cardiac history and physical exam will be stressed. Assignment to either the V.A. or University Consultation Services will be random.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48


Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No

Faculty Responsible:

Gary D. Plotnick, M.D.
(410) 328-4394  

Administrative Contact:

Taryn Webb
110 S. Paca Street, 7th Floor
(p) 410-328-8278
(f) 410-328-3292

Additional Information:

Elective must be dropped no less than one month prior to the start date of the elective due to the large number of students who would like to be accommodated.


Last Revision: April 11, 2013