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Critical Care - MEDC 545-U


Internal Medicine Core Clerkship


Union Memorial Hospital

Description and Goals:

The student will receive intensive exposure to critically ill medical patients in the Intensive Care Unit with multiple disease states. The student will be under the direct supervision of a medical resident as well as a critical care attending physician. They will actively participate in daily critical care work and teaching rounds. During these rounds students will present and discuss their cases with a board-certified pulmonary critical care intensivist. The emphasis will be on physical findings, differential diagnosis and the management of critically ill patient’s including management of various disease states as well as palliative care. The goal will be to improve clinical skills including history taking, physical examination and communication skills among peers as well as with patients and families. The course will also focus on the pathophysiology of shock states, respiratory failure and multisystem organ failure.

The student will also actively participate in ongoing educational programs within the Department of Medicine which includes multiple didactic sessions throughout the week including Intensive Care Unit morning report and M&M conference.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48


Monday-Friday - Yes, 7:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

Faculty Responsible:

Philip C. Buescher, M.D.
Director, Intensive Care

Administrative Contact:

Janice Robb
(410) 554-2282  

Additional Information:

Free offsite parking (shuttle provided)

Last Revision: August 13, 2013