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Welcome to the home page for Medeck 620, the fourth year medical student subinternship in critical care medicine. As part of this rotation, students will work as part of the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) team at Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington Medical Center. During the rotation, you will have direct patient care responsibilities through which you will learn about various forms of critical illness, how to apply different therapeutic and diagnostic modalities commonly used in critical care medicine and develop skills that will be of use to you regardless of whether you ultimately specialize in this field or pursue work as a primary care physician in a rural area.
Goals and Objectives For the Rotation
The primary goals of this rotation are as follows:
At the end of this rotation, students should be able to:
This website contains a variety of learning materials designed to supplement the information to which you will be exposed during your work on the rotation. You are encouraged to explore the website and take advantage of these resources. In addition, an extensive library of reading materials covering numerous topics in critical care medicine and pulmonary medicine has been assembled and placed in e-reserves accounts which you can access with your UWNet ID. You will find these libraries to be of assistance in your efforts to gather information about the various clinical problems you are encountering in your work on this rotation and other rotations in which you encounter patients with pulmonary or critical care.
If you have any questions or comments about the rotation, do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
Andrew M. Luks, MD
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