Name of rotation: Clinical Cardiology Consultation Division: Cardiology
Course Director: ...
Check all principle teaching methods used during this rotation:
[x ] Attending teaching rounds [ ] ...
of 2

Name of rotation: Clinical Cardiology Consultation Division ...

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Source: www.slideshare.net


Transcripts - Name of rotation: Clinical Cardiology Consultation Division ...

  • 1. Name of rotation: Clinical Cardiology Consultation Division: Cardiology Course Director: Gary Plotnick, M.D. Site(s): UMMC & VA Duration of rotation: [ ] one month only [x ] 2 weeks possible General description of the rotation including educational purpose, rationale or value: The resident is an integral part of the Cardiology Consultation Team (consisting of an attending physician, cardiology fellow and up to three medical students). Daily rounds with the team emphasize history taking, cardiac physical examination and interpretation of laboratory tests, including invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures. Additional exposure to outpatient cardiology practice and consultation is provided for at least one-half day per week with a one to one tutoral mode. Issues of outpatient care and follow-ups including inpatient cost and access to care issues are emphasized. Supervised EKG reading will be an integral part of the rotation. Resident responsibilities, including interns and residents: The resident will be responsible for the initial evaluation and daily follow-up of a subgroup of patients on the medical and non-medical services. In addition to attendance at their own regular continuity care clinic, each resident receives additional exposure to cardiology subspecialty outpatient care working in a practice setting with one of the full time cardiology attendings (at least 2 half-days each week). Educational Objectives: An expanded version of the competencies is listed under Core Competencies in Internal Medicine. Those listed here are specific to this rotation. Since residents may choose this elective during any year of training, PGY-1 goals and objectives are distinct for those for upper level residents, and PGY-2 and 3 goals and objectives are similar. During this rotation, the PGY-1 resident will: Patient Care 1. Be exposed to a large variety of inpatient cardiology patients and a selected group of outpatient cardiology patients. Medical Knowledge 1. Improve patient bedside skills in cardiac history taking and physical examination. 2. Improve the ability to interpret laboratory studies (EKG interpretation particularly stressed). Practice-Based Learning - See Core Competencies Interpersonal and Communication Skills – See Core Competencies Professionalism – See Core Competencies System-Based Practice 1. Understand better the role of the cardiac consultant. 2. Understand the nature and considerations involved in outpatient follow-up of patients with complex cardiac disease. During this rotation, the PGY-2 or 3 resident will: Patient Care 1. Initiate evaluation and management on a large variety of inpatient cardiology patients and a selected group of outpatient cardiology patients. Medical Knowledge 1. Solidify patient bedside skills in cardiac history taking and physical examination. 2. Interpret laboratory studies (EKG interpretation particularly stress tests). Practice-Based Learning - See Core Competencies Interpersonal and Communication Skills – See Core Competencies Professionalism – See Core Competencies System-Based Practice 1. Assume the role of the cardiac consultant. 2. Understand the nature and considerations involved in outpatient follow-up of patients with complex cardiac disease.
  • 2. Check all principle teaching methods used during this rotation: [x ] Attending teaching rounds [ ] Interdisciplinary rounds [x ] Patient management discussions [x ] Small group discussions [x ] Conferences specific to rotation [x ] Bedside clinical rounds [ ] Individual instruction of procedures [x ] Review of diagnostic studies [x ] Other: Practice EKG's including radiology [x ] Other: Clinical practice sessions Describe the most important educational content, including the mix of diseases, patient characteristics, types of clinical encounters, procedures and services: Encounters a wide mix of patients in a consultation role from the medical, surgical, psychiatric, and shock trauma units, etc. Involved in decision making in the Chest Pain Emergency Room. Practice EKG's are provided and small group sessions in EKG interpretation with Dr. Plotnick three times a week. Check the principal ancillary education materials used: [ ] Reading lists [ ] Pathologic material [ ] Radiologic studies [x ] Other noninvasive studies [ ] Handouts on relevant topics [x ] Articles from the literature [ ] Other: ________________________ [ ] Case studies Methods used to evaluate the resident and the rotation: [x ] Evaluation of residency performance and professionalism [x ] Evaluation of attending teaching skills and other attributes [x ] Rotation assessment by resident [x ] Observation of resident's clinical competency [x ] Observation of resident's leadership and teaching skills [x ] Review of the resident's history/physical exam, progress notes and documentation of procedures in the chart [x ] Resident's attendance of rounds and conferences monitored [ ] Other: ________________________ Identify strengths and limitations specific to the resources of the sponsoring institution: Strengths: Wide variety of patients and diseases. Exposure to formal EKG instruction. Limitations: Geographic demands of patient follow-up in multiple units and buildings. Conferences or Attending/Patient Care Rounds: (Journal club, division rounds, etc.) Name Location Day Time EKG Conference Gudelsky 2nd & 4th Monday 12:00 noon Echo Conference Gudelsky Tuesday 1:00 pm Cardiology Grand Rounds Borges Thursday 12:00 noon Nuclear/MRI Conference Nuclear Med Every other Thursday 8:00 am EPS Conference Borges Once a month 8:00 am Cardiology Clinic Conf Borges Wednesday 8:00 am Clinics: Cardiology VAMC Wednesday pm Pacemaker VAMC Tuesday am The resident and faculty members of the Postgraduate Education Committee reviewed and edited the content of this curriculum at its meeting on 7/18/07.

Related Documents