Critical Care Medicine / Intensive Care
The ICU rotation is one of the most popular among our residents. Residents rotate trough the ICU and each year have a graduated level of responsibility. On average, each resident will complete four 2-week blocks of ICU per year. We have a “day-team/night-team” model, which allows improved resident-patient continuity, nursing communication and transitions of care. During their ICU rotations, residents learn to manage cases requiring medical, cardiac, surgical and neurologic critical care. Our ICU residents participate in high yield critical care focused case-based and EBM-related didactics. They will also perform various procedures such as central venous and arterial line placement, ventilator management, endotracheal intubation and diagnostic/therapeutic thoracentesis. During this rotation, residents work under the close supervision of an Intensivist and receive direct supervision and feedback for certain procedures, allowing them to achieve procedural competence. We currently have close to 24-hour Intensivist coverage, making the teaching experience for both the day and nights teams nearly identical.