MED 9840 Advanced Neurological Critical Care



Completion of Core Clerkships.

This rotation offers students the opportunity to accelerate their learning by spending a four-week block in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at Bronson Hospital. The rotation provides the student the opportunity to diagnose and treat of a wide range of clinical conditions common among critically ill patients. Students will enhance their knowledge and skill in caring for the sickest patients in the hospital. Students will participate in the ICU in a dedicated fashion; the intent is for students to function as a "sub-intern" and will result in a high-level learning experience. Students will be expected to participate on rounds, will continue to perfect the gathering and synthesis of data, and expand on their ability to make diagnoses and develop care plans. The student will be expected to gather a history based upon interview of patients/families, evaluate laboratory and radiographic material, and generate differential diagnoses and management plans. They will also be expected to improve their documentation skills by writing patient notes in the electronic medical record.