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Pediatric Cardiology Elective

We offer a 4-week pediatric subspecialty elective in cardiology at both our Akron and Boardman campuses. You must be a 4th year medical student to apply.


  • Understand cardiovascular signs and symptoms and how they relate to different cardiac conditions
  • Understand cardiovascular testing, non-surgical and surgical intervention in congenital heart disease and acquired heart disease


  • Inpatient service: Daily rounds, consults with attending cardiologists (Akron only)
  • Inpatient consults as requested (Boardman)
  • Outpatient clinic
  • Exposure to echo lab and EKG
  • Exposure to stress test
  • Diagnostic and interventional catheterization (Akron only)
  • Weekly cath conference (Akron only)

Typical Schedule (Akron)

  • Early morning: patient rounds
  • Late morning: inter-cath/surgery
  • Afternoon: outpatient clinic
  • Night call/special requirements: None

Typical Schedule (Boardman)

  • Outpatient clinic: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Night call/special requirements: None

Elective Directors

Christine Tracy, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308
Grace Smith, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist
Akron Children's Hospital Beeghly Campus
6505 Market St.
Boardman, OH 44512

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