Pediatric Cardiology

LOCATION: Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Dr. John M. Eckerd
DURATION: 2 or weeks
OFFERED: Intermittently
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 1 student
STATUS: Elective

Objectives

To be able to make an accurate diagnosis based on competent cardiac evaluation by physical examination, EKG and chest x-ray. To understand the basic pathophysiology of acquired and congenital heart disease in children.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

  1. Active participation in the work-up and follow-up of patients with cardiologic problems in the ward and in the out-patient clinic setting.
  2. Rounds daily with the pediatric cardiologist.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Available in the department.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE ROTATION REPORT TO: Suite 104 Medical Staff Building. Women and Children's Hospital at 8:30 AM.