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Neonatology at Mercy Medical Center - NICU 548-M


Internal Medicine Clerkship


Mercy Medical Center

Description and Goals:

The student is integrated into the health care team assuming primary responsibility for 3-4 sick newborns under the supervision of fellows and faculty attendings. Students will be expected to attend problem deliveries and learn some basic skills in neonatal resuscitation including completion of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program of the Academy of Pediatrics. The experience of providing care to critically ill premature and full term infants will allow the student to focus on basic pathophysiology particularly as it applies to fluids and electrolytes and pulmonary mechanics with emphasis placed on the interpretation of arterial blood gasses. The day begins with work rounds at 7:30 a.m. with the attending. Sign-out rounds occur at approximately 5:00 p.m. Subintern will take every fourth night with a third year resident. During the rotation, Dr. Gladstein, Sub-I Director meets with all Sub-I's every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in his office. During the rotation, Dr. Lewin, Sub-I Director, meets with all Sub-Is every Thursday at 3:30 in her office for case conference.

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. Susan Dulkerian

Administrative Contacts:

Rose Robinson
(410) 328-6662
Fax: (410) 328-0646  

Additional Comments:

Because students are incorporated into the call schedule well in advance of the rotation, those who wish to drop this sub-internship can drop the course with the preceptor's permission at a minimum of ONE MONTH prior to the scheduled rotation.  


Last Revision: April 16, 2013