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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Acting Internship

Director:  Jeffrey Shenberger, MD

Location:   Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA

Goals

This rotation exposes the student to in-patient activities in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baystate Medical Center, a 55-bed unit with approximately 800 newborn infants admitted per year. The student will gain experience managing a wide variety of clinical problems in a unit that provides intensive, intermediate, and continuing care. 

Objectives

The student will…

  • accompany a senior pediatric resident in all resident activities including high-risk deliveries, resuscitation and stabilization of the newborn infant, treating emergencies in the delivery room, and transporting infants to the NICU.
  • be assigned a limited number of patients to care for under the co-supervision of a senior pediatric resident and a neonatologist.
  • be able to identify and stabilize the high risk infant.
  • understand the pathophysiology of the disease process.
  • learn comprehensive evaluation of body functions.
  • learn use of assisted ventilation
  • learn common procedures such as starting an IV infusion, spinal taps, bladder taps and inserting umbilical arterial catheters.

TUSM

Course Number

 

PED418-BA-W

 

Duration

 

4 weeks

 

Average

Hours per Week

 

40

 

 

Night Call/Weekends

 

- On call all every 4th night.

- On shift one weekend

   per month.

 

Capacity

 

1 student per Block

 

 

Alternate Dates

Available

 

Yes, at the discretion of the Director

 

 

Transportation

Required

 

No

 

On-Campus Housing

 

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Medicine and Surgery Clerkships.

 

If you would like to apply for this elective, please refer to Application Process.

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