Training in the region’s leading medical intensive care unit, you’ll work closely with intensivists, fellows and residents from other departments.

You’ll be responsible for performing histories and physical exams, performing assessments and writing progress notes, ordering and interpreting diagnostic studies and coordinating medical plans.

A senior internal medicine resident and an attending faculty physician will supervise you during rounds, procedures and while you’re on call.

You’ll follow an average of four patients and accept new patients on a rotating basis.

Techniques Learned

You’ll learn how to interpret:

  • electrocardiography
  • chest radiography
  • arterial blood gas tests
  • bronchoscopy
  • pulmonary function testing
  • hemodynamic monitoring
  • respiratory parameters
  • weaning parameters
  • ventilator management
  • central venous pressure monitoring

Conditions Seen

You’ll manage such conditions as:

  • acute GI bleed
  • acute pulmonary edema
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • drug overdose
  • hypertensive crisis
  • respiratory failure
  • sepsis
  • shock
  • thromboembolic disease


22-35 patients over 4 weeks

Clinical Site

Year Taken


Length of Rotation

4 weeks