SURGICAL MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT SUB-INTERNSHIP
OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF EDUCATIONAL ROTATION.
- The SMICU rotation attempts to provide the student with a framework for the care of critically ill and injured patients.
- The student will learn the terminology and technology utilized in the ICU.
- The main educational outcomes of the course are the diagnosis and management of respiratory failure, the diagnosis and management of shock, the management of life threatening electrolyte and metabolic disorders, communication with the critically ill patient and their families, critical thinking (clinical reasoning) in the ICU, and professionalism in the ICU.
FREQUENCY OF CALL. Each student will take SMICU call with a resident once each week.
- There is no required reading for the SMICU rotation.
- Students who are interested may read Marino's The ICU Book for a good introduction to the principles of critical care.
- A link to multiple recommended critical care articles will be provided at the start of the rotation.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS. Students will attend all critical care lectures (daily at noon) and other educational opportunities that the interns and residents attend.
HOW ARE STUDENTS EVALUATED?
- Students will be evaluated based on their ability to master the learning outcomes stated in the description of the clerkship.
- In addition patients will be evaluated on their ability to report on rounds on how their patients are doing, how they interpret the data they report, whether they are able to provide any management decisions involving their patients, and their ability to educate their patients and peers about medical problems.
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