IMED662LM.01 (Reno)
Vascular Medicine and Preventive Cardiology

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Vascular Medicine and Preventive Cardiology
  • Short Name: IMED662LM.01 Vasc Med & Prev Card
  • Course Number: IMED662LM.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Department: Department of Internal Medicine
  • Department Contact: Dawn Younie
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 2 or 4 weeks
  • Preceptor: Michael J. Bloch, M.D.

Please contact the Department of Internal Medicine to verify elective availability.


  • To increase the student's understanding of cardiovascular risk assessment.
  • To learn more about the treatment risk factors for atherosclerosis including hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes and the metabolic syndrome.
  • To become proficient in management of outpatient oral anti-coagulation.
  • To gain an appreciation for the utility of the vascular lab and the risks and benefits of vascular intervention surgery.

Description of Rotation

  • Direct involvement in the care of patients referred to Renown Heart and Vascular Institute and University Health Internal Medicine under direct supervision of preceptor (approximately 2.5 days per week)
  • Involvement in research visits for clinical trials (approximately 0.5 days per week)
  • Observation of vascular lab at University Health Internal Medicine or Renown (approximately 0.5 days per week)
  • Opportunity to observe vascular surgery cases at Renown Regional Medical Center
  • Observation of anticoagulation management (approximately 0.5 days/week) -Ample time for independent study provided


Reading material is provided and includes JNC7, ACC/AHA Scientific Statement on Resistant Hypertension, ACC/AHA Guidelines for Management of Blood Cholesterol.

Evaluation Method

Ongoing subjective clinical evaluation by the preceptor


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives