PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Consent of Instructor and completion of the M3 Medicine Core Clerkship

PURPOSE: This elective will allow students to increase their knowledge of cardiovascular pathophysiology through involvement in all aspects of clinical cardiology. Participation in daily consult and coronary care rounds will allow exposure to patients with arteriosclerotic, hypertensive, valvular and congenital heart disease. The elective is principally designed as an opportunity for experience in electrocardiography as well as exercise testing. Inter-relationships with nuclear medicine and echocardiography will be stressed. Exposure to basic principles of echocardiography will be offered but the students will not be expected to demonstrate any expertise in echoardiography or treadmill testing.

COMPETENCIES: Students are encouraged to improve their ECG interpretation skills as well as gain understanding of echo, stress testing, and cardiac catherization.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: Students are expected to improve their electrocardiogram interpretive skills and will work with an attending cardiologist in the heart station for much of their elective time reading electro cardiograms. Feedback is immediate regarding their interpretive accuracy and additional discussions will be held on a daily basis on topics relevant to clinical electrocardiography. Reading recommendations will be given on a case -by-case basis.



Program Number: ELEC 608
Location: ALGH
Director: Leslie Brookfield
Coordinator: Tara Murphy
Telephone:  847-723-6479
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No
Total Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 2
Housestaff Used as Faculty: Yes
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 25
Laboratory/Independent Study: N/A
Outpatient: 0
Inpatient: 10
Total Hours /Week: 35

Reporting Instructions:

Reporting Instructions will be emailed the week prior to your start.  Please see paperwork requirements at the following link:

Immunization & Compliance forms can be found here.


Note: Clinical electives at Advocate hospitals(ACMC, AIMMC, ALGH) are only available to students from LCME and AOA accredited institutions.

Updated: 2/20/2017