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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Acting Internship

Director:  Christine McKiernan, MD

Location:   Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA

Goals

This elective provides a greater understanding of how sick children present and are managed in an intensive care setting. 

Objectives

The student will...

  • Function as a junior intern with the ICU team in the care and management of children in the ICU.
  • Understand the pathophysiologic basis underlying cardiorespiratory and neurologic failure in critically ill children.
  • Learn how to transfer this knowledge to the care of critically ill children.
  • Learn to manage common Pediatric ICU problems such as asthma, bronchiolitis, DKA, and trauma.

TUSM
Course Number

PED435-BA-O

Duration

4 weeks

Average
Hours per Week

40-50

Night Call/Weekends

Expect to follow resident schedule.

Capacity

1 student per Block

Alternate Dates
Available

Yes, at the discretion of the Director

Transportation
Required

No

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Medicine and Pediatric Clerkships.

If you would like to apply for this elective, please refer to Application Process.