Sep 28, 2021  
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) 
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MED 40124 - Junior Internship in Critical Care Medicine

Cr Hrs: 6
Session Length: 4 weeks

This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 6 credit hours. The student will function as a junior intern with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in all of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. The critical care rotation is a one-month rotation for fourth year medical students in which the principles of critical care medicine and evaluation and treatment of critically ill patients are emphasized. Critical illness does not respect socioeconomic boundaries, however, many critically ill patients do present with additional complications of substance abuse or lack of timely medical care. Ethical issues concerning the intensity of care are often encountered. The appropriate environmental precautions and hazards are frequently discussed when isolation of patients is required. The upper level residents teach the interns and students; the attending intensivist teaches the entire team during didactic sessions as well as during daily rounds. During these rounds and conferences, the pathogenesis of conditions is reviewed and the particular skills needed for evaluation and management of critically ill patients are reviewed. The team performs procedures in the ICU including intubation, central line placement, thoracentesis, bronchoscopy, and lumbar puncture.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 2
Instructional Method: Clinical-Required Selective
Location offered: Chattanooga
Hospital: Erlanger Health System
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of MED-30000

Term offered: Spring/Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: Patrick Koo -
Spring - Instructor of Record: Patrick Koo -
Course Coordinator: Joyce Poke - - 423-778-6670

Prior Authorization: No
Blocks Not Offered: None
Off-cycle timing allowed: No
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Overnight Call and/or Float: No
Time off for interviews: No

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