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Critical Care - Internal Medicine at MedStar Franklin Square

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has a 16-bed Intensive Care Unit, staffed by a full-time intensivist, house staff and physician assistants. The diverse patient population has a wide range of medical and surgical illnesses. This elective is supervised by an experienced board-certified intensivist who provides an intellectual environment. The student will become an integral part of the ICU team during the rotation. Aside from the active teaching within the Intensive Care Unit, other opportunities for learning include didactic sessions within the institution covering many of the facets of the ICU experience. The student will be supervised by a medical resident and the ICU attending.

Hours of Participation: 8/day

Availability:  July – June

Number of Students: 1

Course Director: Stephen R. Selinger, M.D., Director, Critical Care

Additional Information: The student will round daily in the Intensive Care Unit from 9–11 a.m. At that time, there will be bedside teaching regarding the basic ICU principles. The student will participate in the management of selected patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Relevant literature will be provided to the students. Students will attend Noon Conference lectures. The intensivist will provide additional one-on-one teaching. Teaching conferences include: Didactic Noon Conference, Medical Grand Rounds, Journal Club, Mortality and Morbidity Conference. Weekly core lectures/presentations are offered to students.

Students have access to Knowledge-Based-Network point-of-care system. The computer-based reference material is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and includes multiple CD-ROM textbooks with search capability, as well as direct Internet access.

The hospital offers a wide range of ancillary services allowing students to focus their time primarily on patient care and education. Free parking, on-call meal tickets and on-call rooms provided by the hospital.

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