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Cardiology - Internal Medicine at MedStar Franklin Square

After completing a core medicine rotation, the medical student will have an opportunity to spend up to four weeks rounding daily in the Coronary Care Unit as part of teaching rounds and attend daily didactic sessions on an aspect of cardiovascular disease, such as acute coronary syndromes, management of atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, adult presentations of congenital heart disease, thrombolytic therapy, and platelet II b – III a inhibitors. The student will then spend an hour of EKG interpretation supervised by a teaching cardiologist, and one to two consultations daily under the supervision of the teaching attending cardiology staff. These consultations will be followed by daily reading on topics appropriate to the patients seen that day.

Hours of Participation: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., weekdays, no night call

Availability: July – June

Number of Students: 1

Course Director: Sriram Padmanabhan, MD, Division Chief, Cardiology

Additional Information: Teaching conferences include: Didactic Noon Conference, Medical Grand Rounds, Journal Club, Mortality and Morbidity Conference. Weekly core lectures/presentations are offered to students.

Students have access to Knowledge-Based-Network point-of-care system. The computer-based reference material is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and includes multiple CD-ROM textbooks with search capability, as well as direct Internet access.

The hospital offers a wide range of ancillary services allowing students to focus their time primarily on patient care and education. Free parking is provided.

For more information about elective clerkships, e-mail