Recommended Four-Year Curriculum


Learning GoalsCourseProgramsFormatTime
Year 1Learn normal cardiovascular physiology and bedside examinationPhysiology and/or Normal program (bedside version only)Instructor mode (lecture setting) 1.5 hours
Early Clinical SkillsNormal program (bedside version only)
Independent learning mode1.5 hours
(3 hours total)
Year 2Review first-year topic and learn the pathophysiology and bedside examination of the four classic valve lesionsPathophysiology and/orReview Normal program; highlight Mitral Regurgitation, Aortic Stenosis, Aortic Regurgitation, and Mitral Stenosis programs (bedside versions only)Instructor mode (lecture setting) 2 hours
Introduction to Clinical MedicineMitral Regurgitation, Aortic Stenosis, Aortic Regurgitation, and Mitral Stenosis programs (bedside versions only)Independent learning mode 2 hours per module (8 hours total)
Year 3Learn the pathophysiology, bedside examination, laboratory evaluation, and treatment of common cardiovascular diseasesMedicine clerkshipAngina Pectoris, Acute Inferior Infarction, Acute Anterior Infarction, Hypertension, Cardiomyopathy (all components)Independent learning mode7.5 hours in 2-month clerkship
Year 4Comprehensive review of cardiovascular curriculumAdult and/or pediatric cardiology electivesUp to all 20 programs (all components)Independent learning modeUp to 20 hours per 4-week elective


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