Cardiovascular Medicine at Domino's Farms Student Internship
The Cardiovascular Medicine internship offers a 16 week long internship program geared to teach the student the clinical experience in a Cardiac Exercise Physiology program. The programs requirement is 40 hours per week, hours of operation are 8-5, most days, with some evening hours once a month. The internship program offers a $450 per month stipend.
When is the Internship Program Offered?
Fall Semester: September through December (Complete applications due by April 1st; interviews done last 2 weeks of April)
Winter Semester: January through April (Complete applications due by August 1st; interviews done last 2 weeks of August)
Summer Semester: May through August (complete applications due by December 1st; interviews done last 2 weeks of December)
Our goal is to provide the student with the opportunity to work within all of programs that we have to offer at Cardiovascular Medicine along with observation of programs and procedures offered at the hospital. Students will also receive classroom education on topics pertaining to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certification exam and other programs that are offered within Preventive Cardiology:
Stress Testing:Studies performed include: Stress Echos, Regular treadmill, and cardiopulmonary studies. Students will learn to do preliminary histories on patients prior to their visit. When the patients arrive, the student will perform a history and prep the patient’s ECG for the study. During the internship the student will become proficient in the University’s Policy and Procedure for stress testing, including operation of the treadmill, blood pressures, ECG interpretation, and monitoring of rating of perceived exertion (RPE).
Phase II cardiac rehab:Students will become familiar with all aspects of patient entry into the rehab program including orientation, chart prep, and patient needs and assessment. Upon patient entry into rehab class, the student will be responsible for assisting the patient with telemetry hook up, vitals measurement and blood sugar monitoring if necessary. During patient exercise the student will perform patient education mentoring, blood pressure monitoring and RPE assessment. The student will also perform telemetry monitoring.
Phase III / Fitness Center:The fitness center is designed as an “open gym” for the patients. When scheduled in the fitness center the student will be responsible for patient education, personal assistance with exercise and instruction, and group exercise leadership. Weekly cleaning and supply stocking is also the responsibility of the intern.
External Counterpulsation treatment (ECP): Students will learn the methodology behind the treatment and become familiar with treatment administration, including cuff placement and hookup, EKG prep, and patient monitoring.
Metabolic Syndrome Program (Met Fit):Student will become familiar with the factors involving Metabolic Syndrome. The student will have involvement in the patient education and exercise leadership of the program. Students will assist in the performing of “Michigan Challenges” at various stages of the program.
Cardiovascular Center: A weekly rotation to the CVC will provide students with the opportunity to observe; Nuclear Medicine, Cardiac Cath, Electrophysiology lab, Diagnostic Vascular Unit and Pulmonary Function Testing. This rotation will also allow students to observe a more high risk population, inpatient population, and heart transplant/LVAD population. Other observations within the CVC are available.
Fitness Evaluations:Students will have the opportunity to observe and/or participate in fitness evaluations. We have a number of programs that deliver this service including Exercise Consultations and the Cardiovascular Executive Health Program.
Internship presentation:During the mid-way point of the internship the student will deliver a 20-30 minute Power Point presentation to the exercise physiology staff. Topics are to be relevant to Cardiology and/or exercise and must be approved by the internship coordinators.
Case Study Presentation: Students are assigned a patient and must present the patient’s history and develop an exercise prescription and education program for that patient.
Mock Interview: Near the end of the internship students will have a mock interview to prepare them for upcoming job interviews. These interviews are performed by the EP staff in a group setting. Feedback from the interview will be given to the student to help improve their interview skills.
Nutrition and Stress Management programs: Students will have the opportunity to observe these additional services provided by Cardiovascular Medicine.
Mentorship Program: Students choose a mentor to guide them through their internship. This person will provide one on one education and guidance throughout the internship program.
If you are interested in an internship please contact the internship coordinators for more information:
Or send your resume, cover letter, transcripts, and 2 letters of recommendation to:
ATTN: Steven Walsh/Jennifer LeFresne
Cardiovascular Medicine at Domino’s Farms
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-0363