TITLE OF CLERKSHIP: ICU (MEDICINE & SURGERY COMBINED)
NUMBER OF STUDENTS ROTATING ON SERVICE AT ONCE: 2
LENGTH OF ROTATIONS: 3-8 weeks
WILL TAKE STUDENTS FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY? No
TYPE/LEVEL OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED: 4th year
TIME OF YEAR OFFERED: Flexible start dates (Not offered to civilian students June - September)
OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF CLERKSHIP:
Students will be responsible in taking care of both surgical and medical patients in this 20 bed combined medical surgical ICU. They will have direct responsibilities in an intern type role to manage these mixture of patients. Each clerk will be associated with a second or third year resident. In addition, they will be supervised by a full time ICU staff and fellows. The main thrust of the rotation is to present a broad range of critically ill patients to the medical student, and they will be responsible to organize pertinent data on their patients, present it at daily rounds, and organize and synthesize management plans on each of their patients. They will also be responsible for inserting invasive lines such as arterial lines, central venous lines, and Swan ganz catheters. A core curriculum of 22 lectures is presented each month. In addition, there is one critical care conference each month.
**To Set Up a Clinical Rotation, Click here
IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING ALL SUBMITTED DOCUMENTS:
PRIVACY ACT INFORMATION: The authority for collection of information is Title 10, U. S. Code, section 1552, EO 9397. The principal purpose is for the enrollment of students at Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC). Routine Use: None. Disclosure is voluntary; however, failure to provide identifying information may impede your ability to request and enroll at WAMC.
WARNING: Emailing of this information is at the discretion of the applicant and uses the applicant’s email system. Womack Army Medical Center does NOT assume any liability for the interception of the information contained on this form. Use the following site for encrypting any emails sent to WAMC: https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/SAFE/Welcome.aspx