SOM Elective Brochure
 

Electives Type:  Clinical

Elective Title
Internal Medicine ICU Acting Internship at Austin
Course Number
MEDU-4151
Duration/Weeks
4
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Year 3 
      Additional Requirements:
n/a
Responsible Faculty Director:
Shailaja Hayden, MD
Other Faculty:
Location to Report on First Day
Brackenridge Hospital ICU at 8:00am, unless otherwise instructed.
Periods Offered
1-11
including Period 12 (June), including the holiday vacation Period 13 (Dec)
Maximum Enrollment
1

Goals
 To develop skills in the care of acutely ill patients in an intensive care unit setting.

Objectives
 1. To be able to conduct a problem-oriented assessment of acutely ill patients with multi-organ system probelms. 2. To develop diagnostic and management plans appropriate for a wide range of disease entities. 3. To manage the physical and psychological issues faced by acutely ill patients and their families.

Description of course activities
 This elective is for students who have completed a previous medicine elective and would like experience in the ICU. Supervised by the ICU resident and attendings, the student will have the opportunity to participate in procedures and twice daily ICU rounds. Call will be every third or fourth night with a resident on the team.

Type of students who would benefit from the course
 Students interested in the primary care of adults would benefit form this elective. To enroll, UTMB students should submit a C-form to Tricia M. McElligott via e-mail at tmmcelligott@seton.org or fax to 512-324-7988 for approval. Visiting students should submit an application through VSAS: https://services.aamc.org/20/vsas/public/school/instID/174 Select UTMB at Galveston as the host institution and indicate you wish to take MEDU 4151 on the application.

Weekly Schedule
  Clinical Activities (please insert estimated schedule here)
   
  Day of Week AM PM
  Monday Clinical rounds and patient care Clinical rounds and patient care
  Tuesday Clinical rounds and patient care Clinical rounds and patient care
  Wednesday Clinical rounds and patient care Clinical rounds and patient care
  Thursday Clinical rounds and patient care Clinical rounds and patient care
  Friday Clinical rounds and patient care Clinical rounds and patient care
  Saturday Clinical rounds and patient care
  Sunday As scheduled
       
  Average number of patients seen per week:  
  Call Schedule:   Call will be every third or fourth night.  

  Research Activities (please insert estimated schedule here)
   
  Activity Hours per Week
  Faculty contact time

  Self-directed study

  Data collection/analysis

  Other


Method of student evaluation
Check all that apply - complete appropriate section(s) only:
1.  Clinical Observation
  A. Where are students observed on this elective?
    Inpatient service   Ambulatory   Surgery   Standardized patients
Patients simulators   Other
  B. Frequency - How often are students observed clinically?
    Daily
  C. Format - What method(s) are used to document the student's clinical performance?
    Daily oral feedback   End of period oral feedback   Written feedback
Other

2.  Oral Presentation
  A. Audience - To whom does the student present?
    Faculty and residents
  B. Frequency / duration of presentation(s)?
    Daily
  C. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's presentation?
    Clinical case presentations
  D. Assessment - Who assesses the student's presentation performance?
    Self-assessment   Peer assessment   Faculty assessment
  E. Method of content selection
    Current cases  Student-selected topic   Assigned topic

3.  Written Assignment (H&P's, notes, papers, abstracts, etc.)
  A. Frequency of written assignment(s)?
    Daily
  B. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's written work?
    Clinical notes
  C. Length of written assignment(s)?
    Abstract   Annotated bibliography   1 - 2 page paper   3+ page paper
  D. Are recent references required?   No    If yes, how are they selected?
   
  E. Method of content selection - e.g. student-selected, relate to cases, etc.?
   
  F. Audience - Who assesses the studentís written performance?
    Peer Assessment     Faculty Assessment     Other

4.  Examination
  Format
    Oral   Written multiple choice   Written essay / short answer   OSCE
Other

5.  Extra Course Activities
  What expectations do you have for the student to demonstrate participation in the elective (e.g. small group activities, seminars, thoughtful questions, providing resources, journal club, resident lecture attendance)?
   

6.  Other Modes of Evaluation
  Please explain below.
    Students will be evaluated on their reliability and sense of responsibility for patient care. Special attention will be paid to knowledge acquired during the externship as well as communication and listening skills. Written consults, oral presentations, and feedback from residents on the team will be used by the attendings to evaluate the studentsí performance.

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