Introduce student to the emergency and continuing care of critically ill patients.
To teach diagnostic and therapeutic care of a major system illness with major emphasis on history and physical exam.
To increase skills in formulation of problem-oriented approach to critical illness.
The student will fully participate in the teaching activities of the ICU rotation, including work rounds in the morning and attending rounds one hour each afternoon.
The student's duties will include a patient load approximately half that of the intern.
He/she will work directly with the supervisory resident and attending physician on assigned patients (all orders will be co-signed by the responsible resident or intern before being carried out).
The student will be expected to work up one new patient during the period on call and to follow his/her own patients throughout the 24 hours.
A set of core lectures will be given as part of attending rounds. Reference notebooks will be given to students for the month with required readings and additional references to be read as appropriate.
Night Call/Special Requirements:
Five nights of call with supervision by PGY II and PGY I residents.