AE503M.1a

Respiratory-Surgical Intensive Care

Sites: BIDMC
Director(s): Katharyn Atkins, Ameeka Pannu
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month.
Location: BIDMCE - BI-Deaconess Med Ctr-East (1)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: Students will gain exposure to the daily management of critically ill patients in a surgical critical care setting in a Level 1 Trauma Center. Through active participation in daily teaching rounds as well as with hands-on experience and lectures, students will be expected to learn basic management principles in hemodynamic and neurological monitoring and manipulation, respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation, renal and endocrine pathophysiology as well as with broader topics including ethics and end-of-life care.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Basic science and evidence-based medicine will be emphasized on teaching rounds and daily lectures by staff. Twice weekly the ICU teams will meet for formal lectures by the unit attending. Evidence-based medicine is further emphasized through a weekly journal club for house staff and students covering both classical as well as contemporary critical care literature will be covered in a weekly journal club.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: To be awarded honors with distinction, students must attend daily rounds and lectures and participate with a positive attitude towards all team members, staff and patients. Furthermore, students must demonstrate superior knowledge, technical skills and work ethic well above their peers. Honors: To be awarded honors, students must attend daily rounds and lectures and participate with a positive attitude towards all team members, staff and patients. Satisfactory: Students who attend daily rounds and lectures without active participation will achieve a satisfactory grade. Unsatisfactory: Students who neither attend nor participate in daily rounds regularly will not achieve a satisfactory grade.