Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
This one-month rotation during your second and third years will give you in-depth exposure to the care of critically ill children. The PICU is a 14-bed, high acuity, mixed medical and surgical intensive care unit for children. Of the 700-800 children admitted each year, about three out of five have primarily medical problems, and about two out of five have primarily surgical problems.
You will see a very broad range of pediatric critical illness, from airway problems to organ transplantation. As a resident, you will have primary responsibility for all pediatric admissions to the unit and will be the principal consultant for patients on surgical services. In addition to daily rounds and a "core curriculum" lecture series, you will benefit from frequent bedside teaching by faculty in the Critical Care Division, including instruction in the various techniques and procedures required for the support of critically ill children.
During this rotation you will be on call every 4th night.