The Personalized Skills Center offers a selection of modules to choose from to augment the learning that takes place in the traditional classroom.
Sharpen your core cardiology skills while learning at your leisure on iPads by engaging in Heart Songs or ECG Drill and Practice modules. This is a uniquely dynamic learning opportunity you won’t want to miss!
Research reveals that cardiologists failed to identify more than half of basic murmurs and about 35 percent of advanced murmurs when challenged at a major medical meeting, but skills improved after a 90-minute training session.
Heart Songs provides you with a unique audiovisual experience specifically designed to refresh your cardiac auscultation skills. This clinical skills workshop features three “tracks”:
- Common heart murmurs
- More advanced sounds such as bicuspid aortic valve and mitral valve prolapse
- Expert murmurs such as combined aortic stenosis and regurgitation, or combined mitral stenosis and regurgitation
First, pick a track and assess your baseline skills by taking a confidential pretest. Then simply view videos featuring classic heart murmurs accompanied by phonocardiograms and color Doppler echoes. Each video includes hundreds of repetitions of its murmur, and studies show that simple repetition is all you need to master a new sound. Watch the videos as many times as necessary to see a significant improvement on your posttest scores (most people need to watch 2 to 4 times). Each Heart Songs track takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and sessions are self-paced.
Heart Songs makes sure you know what your stethoscope is telling you!
ECG Drill & Practice
Brush up on your ECG interpretation skills with ECG Drill & Practice. Using our online Learn-Practice-Perform model, you will be able to:
- Learn about some the most common abnormal ECG findings as well as how to differentiate them from each other
- Practice your interpretation skills in comparison to our experts with online flash cards
- Practice/Performasimulated ECG test featuring the format and answer options similar to those of the ABIM’s certifying examination in cardiovascular disease and compare your answers to the experts
Brush up on a core cardiology skill with ECG Drill & Practice’s 100+ ECGs and expert insight!