FMCH 7525

Cardiovascular Medicine


Elisabeth Arendt
Course Coordinator

Joann Scozzari
Duluth Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered


Catalog Description: During this 2-week course students will participate in daily cardiology inpatient rounds. They will work 1:1 with the rounding cardiologist for the week. Responsibilities include the initial cardiology consulation and daily rounds on patients in the hospital. Students will participate in Noon conferences and Tuesday afternoon didactic sessions [may vary by site].


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Site Code

Site Name



Duluth site will be assigned after drop/add deadline

Students in Duluth will be assigned to either St. Mary’s or St. Luke’s


M Health Fairview St. John's Hospital


Required session attendance:

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 7:00am-5:00pm

Direct patient care: Yes

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

Course Objectives: Students will attend lectures and regularly scheduled noon conferences, make bedside rounds in the Intensive Care Unit and the Coronary Units with staff and residents, and do complete patient work-ups including medical interviews and physical examinations. This course will increase the student's understanding of cardiovascular disease and enable participation in various treatment modalities.

The student will demonstrate knowledge of:

  • pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease
  • technical aspects of diagnosis and treatment
  • interpretation of electrocardiogram
  • patient rehabilitation including education and preventive aspects
  • impact of disease on the patient, family, and socio-economic relationships


Students will work closely with assigned faculty tailoring their experience to best fit their needs. This course will provide exposure to interpreting EKGs, office cardiology, hospital-based cardiology and evaluation testing. Students will attend weekly 2-hour case reviews, weekly 2-hours skills session and appropriate hospital conferences.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • perform a cardiovascular history and exam
  • interpret electrocardiograms
  • understandpatient rehabilitation including education, prevention and community resources
  • understand the impact of cardiovascular disease on the patient and family circumstances
  • understand the socio-economic impact of cardiovascular disease

Graded Components: 

  • Clinical Assessment by attending

Grading Scale: P/N


Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Limited to Student Type: No

Course equivalency: N/A

Related curricular experience:

Secure Exam:

Course evaluation: MedHub