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LOCATION: Cardiology Department, Berkeley Medical Center, UHP Cardiology, Dorothy McCormack Center, 2000 Foundation Way, Suite 3650, Martinsburg, WV  25401 
PRECEPTOR: Farrukh Jalisi, MD  and Anand Donald  Mishra, MD
DURATION: 2 weeks
OFFERED: Continuously 
STATUS: Elective


This is a two week Cardiology/Cardiovascular Rotation based at Berkeley Medical Center that will provide the student with an exposure to inpatient and outpatient cardiology as well as non-invasive and invasive cardiac imaging and procedures including EKG, transthoracic echo, transesophageal echo, nuclear stress imaging, and cardiac catheterization.

Medical Knowledge 

  1. Evaluate and manage patients on the cardiology inpatient service under the supervision of the Cardiology faculty.  Provide Cardiac consultations for the other services under appropriate supervision.  Attend new patient and return patient clinics.
  2. Observe Cardiac Imaging and understand how these correlate to patient condition.

Patient Care Objectives

  1. Obtain an accurate and complete medical and cardiovascular history.
  2. Help patients make informed decisions based on information and their preferences.
  3. Become familiar with the medical diagnosis and management of heart diseases.
  4. Interpret ECGs under the staff supervision. 
  5. Observe and participate in special investigations of selected patients and complete assigned readings given by faculty (might be cardiology section of a text book, articles or cardiology monograph).
  6. Work with other health care professionals to provide patient-focused care.
  7. Attend didactic conferences at BMC.
  8. Examination procedures and evaluation criteria
  9. Daily observation and written evaluation

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Basic training in Cardiology with emphasis on:

  1. Clinical Diagnosis and Therapy
  2. Understanding basic investigations (chest x-rays and ECGs) and stress testing
  3. Appreciating the role of more complex diagnostic procedures, both invasive and non-invasive.
  4. Observe the Cardiac Catheterization procedure 

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Instructional methods: Onsite learning with directed readings
Formative: Direct observation of skills, behaviors and willingness to learn
Summative: Observation, and written evaluation. 

Pre-Rotation Instructions

You must contact the Office of Student Services, Eastern Division, two weeks prior to beginning of rotation to determine where to report. Phone: (304) 596-6312. Email address: horstj@wvumedicine.org