This required rotation offers students the opportunity to accelerate their learning by spending a four-week block in the intensive care unit. The rotation provides students 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. The clinical site utilized by the Advanced Neonatal Pediatric Critical Care is the Pediatric ICU at Bronson. Students will be paired with interns and residents, and will participate in the ICU in a dedicated fashion; the intent is for this rotation to be a "subinternship" and be a high-level learning experience.
Students will be expected to participate on rounds, continue to perfect the gathering and synthesis of data, and expand their ability to make diagnoses and care plans. Students will be expected to be able to gather a history based upon interview of patients/families, evaluate laboratory and radiographic material, and generate differential diagnoses and plans. They are expected to improve their documentation skills by writing patient notes in the electronic medical record.
This is a 4-week block rotation and will correspond with the Western Michigan University School of Medicine calendar.