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Anesthesiology - Surgical Critical Care - ANES 548


Junior Internal Medicine and Junior General Surgery


University of Maryland
Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Trauma tower 3rd floor

Description and Goals:

This course is a joint offering from the departments of anesthesiology and surgery. The goal of this course is to provide the student with sound physiologic background and clinical experience for the effective evaluation and management of critically ill patients. The student will participate in daily work and teaching rounds and have responsibility for the care of assigned patients under the direction of the SICU physician team.

Students will admit patients to the unit, perform history, physical and laboratory assessments, and present patients on rounds and provide ongoing care. The student will perform any indicated procedures for his/her patient under unit physician supervision. The student will attend unit teaching conferences and relevant institutional conferences, e.g. weekly grand rounds and critical care conferences.

During the rotation the student will learn about the clinical evaluation and management of various critical care problems including shock, heart failure, myocardial ischemia/infarction, respiratory failure, ARDS, renal failure, hepatic failure, GI bleeding, sepsis, multi-organ failure, and ethical issues. Experience with complex surgical problems pertaining to liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation, major vascular, complex GI, urologic, orthopedic, neurosurgery, trauma, gynecology and obstetrics is available in the SICU.

The student will become familiar with techniques such as fluid resuscitation, transfusion therapy, vasoactive drug therapy, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, airway management, ventilator support, renal replacement therapy, antibiotic usage and blood gas analysis.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48


Monday through Friday - Yes
Shiftwork - No
Evenings - Yes
Weekends - Yes
Call - Yes

Faculty Responsible:

Dr. Caron Hong
(410) 328-6551 

Administrative Contact:

Tiffany Gough
(410) 328-6551  

Contact Dr. William Chiu for students applying for surgery post-graduate programs.


Last Revision: August 26, 2014