Final year cardiology placements in Mildura

Cardiology

Rotations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

One student per rotation

Mildura Base Hospital, Mildura Cardiology

Clinical Supervisor: Adjunct Associate Professor Alan Soward

Mildura Cardiology is a private medical practice offering ECG, Echocardiograms, Exercise Stress Testing, 24hr Holter Monitoring, 24hr Blood Pressure Monitoring, Pacemaker and Defibrillator Testing and Loop ECG Monitoring. Students will shadow the Cardiology Registrar between the hospital and the private rooms, and will also have the opportunity to sit in with Consultant Cardiologists for private consultations.  You will also have the opportunity to attend cardiac rehabilitation programmes.

The student experience in cardiology

"Choosing a Cardiology rotation in Mildura is a truly out of this world learning experience.  First of all, the Mildura community is extremely friendly and welcoming. All the staff in Mildura Cardiology are very approachable, took great care of me, invited me to their morning teas, let me borrow their bike so I can get my groceries etc etc. These simple gestures meant a lot to me and I will never forget how welcomed I was in Mildura.

In terms of learning, I was initially rather anxious about doing a Cardiology rotation as I was rather poor in ECGs and had a very basic knowledge of Cardiology. However, I soon noticed that what matters when doing an elective here in Mildura is not so much about what you already know but rather your desire to know more.  My consultant there, Dr Alan Soward had the art to patiently introduce me to the field of cardiology as well as the practice of cardiology in Australia. His patience, coupled with his eagerness to teach, greatly helped me in improving my confidence and markedly increased my interest in the field of cardiology. Weekly teaching sessions on ECGs in the hospital, coupled with the one-to-one tutoring by the cardiology registrar, Dr Jun Chong, provided me with the perfect platform to learn and improve my ECG interpretation skills and management of cardiac patients.  In fact, this amazing experience inspired me to follow in the footsteps of Dr Soward and Dr Jun Chong to one day go into the field of Cardiology. I would recommend to anyone to take up this once-in-a-lifetime experience in Mildura Cardiology rotation and you will find it extremely rewarding and satisfying at the end of the day. 6 weeks is too short for a rotation in this wonderful place. I still go back every few weeks to visit all of my friends in Mildura."

Kaiyang Lim, Year 5D.

Further information can be obtained from Ms Jenny Timmis jenny.timmis@monash.edu or telephone 5022 5521