You’ll gain experience performing and interpreting cardiac stress tests and EKGs on a variety of patients.

You’ll interact with attending physicians and specialized staff who administer and interpret these tests. You’ll learn how to evaluate patients with cardiovascular conditions and, in the case of athletes, help make return-to-play decisions. You’ll also learn how to interpret echocardiograms.

You’ll observe up to 30 procedures and tests during this elective, including pulmonary function tests.


  • 100 patient visits

Patient Population

  • 5 percent of patients younger than 20
  • 25 percent ages 20-39
  • 40 percent ages 40-59
  • 30 percent 60 and older

Clinical Site

Length of Elective

Four weeks (one half-day per week)