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Department: MEPED-Pediatrics
Course: 518-Pediatric Cardiology

Course Coordinator: Dr. Andrew P. Wilking
Course Faculty: Dr. Jeffrey Towbin
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 2
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Pediatric Core
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
A pediatric cardiology elective in the Cardiology Clinic at Texas Children's Hospital includes an emphasis upon the cardiovascular physical examination of the infant and child. This includes an emphasis upon the confident recognition of functional murmurs.
Learning Activities
The student gains experience in the presentation of heart disease in the young. Special arrangements may be made for rotation on the inpatient cardiology service in the Intensive Care Units or the Cardiology floor at Texas Children's Hospital, or in special areas of pediatric cardiology such as the cardiac transplant team or electrophysiology. Research projects are possible by special arrangement.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Veronica Perez
Contact Phone: 832-826-5637
Contact Fax:
Contact Location: TCH - West Tower
Address: TXWT - 19th Floor
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