To recognize and understand the problems in management of critically ill patients.
To describe the application of management and monitoring various invasive techniques.
The student will have direct patient contact and rotate with a surgical resident. The student will meet daily with faculty in anesthesia, intensive care, and cardiovascular surgery.
The student will be expected to: a) evaluate and write progress notes on assigned patients; b) attend applicable conferences and sign out rounds; c) participate in daily clinical and x-ray rounds; d) complete a research project or conduct a literature search at the discretion of the attending physician; and e) evaluate patients admitted from the Emergency Department to the Intensive Care Unit.