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2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) 
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MED 40123 - 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 objective of this course is to learn about pathophysiology, the appropriate diagnostic process, and the best management techniques for common medical problems and acute medical emergencies in the Critical Care Internal Medicine setting. Our goals include learning the technical and interpretative skills of common procedures performed in a Medical ICU (ventilator management, arterial lines, Swan’Ganz catheters, etc.) The student will be expected to be the primary care provider for one or two critically ill patients under the supervision of an upper level medicine resident, pulmonary/critical care fellow, and crititcal care attending. The student will perform the admission history and physical examination and write the admission orders (under the supervision of the upper level resident). In addition, the student will present the patient on rounds in a problem and organ-oriented fashion. Daily orders will be written by the student on management rounds with the critical care attending. The student will also write problem-orientated daily notes and will be responsible for seeing that therapeutic plans are carried out.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 2
Instructional Method: Clinical-Required Selective
Location offered: Knoxville
Hospital: University of Tennessee Medical Center-Knoxville
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of MED-30000

Term offered: Fall, Spring

Fall - Instructor of Record: Tina Dudney -
Spring - Instructor of Record: Tina Dudney -
Course Coordinator: Deanna Porter - - 865-305-4323

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
Time off for interviews: No

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