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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Acting Internship

Director:  Christine McKiernan, MD

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

Goals

This elective provides a greater understanding of how sick children present and are managed in an intensive care setting. 

Objectives

The student will…

  • Function as a junior intern with the ICU team in the care and management of children in the ICU.
  • Understand the pathophysiologic basis underlying cardiorespiratory and neurologic failure in critically ill children.
  • Learn how to transfer this knowledge to the care of critically ill children.
  • Learn to manage common Pediatric ICU problems such as asthma, bronchiolitis, DKA, and trauma.

 

TUSM

Course Number

 

PED435-BA-O

 

Duration

 

4 weeks

Average

Hours per Week

 

40-50

 

 

Night Call/Weekends

 

Expect to follow resident schedule.

 

Capacity

 

1 student per Block

 

Alternate Dates

Available

 

Yes, at the discretion of the Director

 

Transportation

Required

 

No

 

 

 

Prerequisites:  Successful completion of Medicine and Pediatric Clerkships.

 

 

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

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