Sep 30, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) 
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PED1 4036/F - Junior Internship in PICU

Cr Hrs: 7
Session Length: 4 weeks


This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 7 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. This Junior Internship introduces the 4th year medical student to the care of critically ill children in the technologically-rich environment of the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). The student will encounter life-threatening pediatric conditions such as sepsis, trauma, status asthmaticus, and DKA, and post-operative care for a variety of cases. The student may be exposed to extracorporeal support modalities such as ECMO and CRRT. Fundamentals of critical care such as airway and hemodynamic stabilization will be reviewed, and students will learn to recognize concepts of physiology and pathophysiology and apply them to management strategies. Students will also gain experience with families who are under the duress of having a critically ill child. The student will be responsible, under the direct supervision of Pediatric Critical Care fellows and faculty, for participating in rounds as a member of a multidisciplinary team, implementing care, writing notes, admitting new patients, writing orders, attending all conferences, and gaining exposure to procedures common in the PICU. Students should also expect to do a series of night shifts during one week of the rotation.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 1
Instructional Method: Clinical-Required Selective
Location offered: Memphis
Hospital: Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of (PED1-3001/F or PED2-3001/F or PED3-3001/F)

Term offered: Fall, Spring

Fall - Instructor of Record: Laurel Metzler -
Fall - Additional Instructor 1: Kristen Bettin -
Spring - Instructor of Record: Laurel Metzler -
Spring - Additional Instructor 1: Kristen Bettin -
Course Coordinator: Jennifer Wilson - - 901-287-6321

Prior Authorization: No
Blocks Not Offered: 7 and 8
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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