The goal of the Subinternship in Surgical Intensive Care is to enable the student to develop a proficiency in the approach to and perioperative management of a variety of surgical diseases. This advanced internship is designed for a student who has developed a career interest in the care of the critically ill patient. It is designed as a tutorial in the strategies of decision making and monitoring of physiology in acutely ill patients. The course covers the principles of nutritional support, fluid resuscitation, mechanical ventilation and cardiorespiratory support. The students will work closely with the resident and attending staff. All are integrated into the health care team and serve as subinterns with night call responsibilities.
All students are required to attend Department of Surgery grand rounds, Thursday critical care conference and student case conferences. Each student must submit and present a clinical paper. Each will participate in night call with the health care team. Upon completion of this internship, the student will have acquired a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic skills as well as the cognitive knowledge to care for the critically ill patient.
The Student Evaluation and Education Committee assigns the grade according to the academic status policies of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Grades for the internship are based on completion of defined goals and clinical evaluations.