Ascension Providence Hospital Cardiovascular ICU

Faculty Contact: Delano Small, MD

Rotation Location: Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus

Duration of the Rotation: 4 weeks

Students Per Month: 2

Work Hours: 5 days/week, 3-5 calls per month

Prerequisites: 2 years of medical school; MCE completion for MSUCHM students; internal medicine core clerkship completion for students from other schools

MSUCHM Course #: MED 621

General: The CV-ICU handles over 1,000 patients annually and this elective provides an opportunity to participate in the care of acute cardiac emergencies. The student participates in all aspects of care for the critically ill cardiac patient, including invasive hemodynamic monitoring.

Goals & Objectives: All non-invasive cardiac diagnostic studies, including exercise testing, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and transesophageal echocardiogram procedures are done routinely.  The students have the opportunity to participate in these activities under close supervision from residents, fellows, cardiologists, intensivists and cardiothoracic surgeons assigned to the cardiac unit.

Students also attend weekly cardiology lectures including EKG interpretation, fellow-led lectures for all rotating residents and students, echocardiography conferences, catheterization conferences and cardiology grand rounds.

Evaluation: At the end of the rotation, the Rotation Director will collect data from the supervising physician and other medical team members and complete a written evaluation of the student that is reflective of the student’s academic competence, procedural proficiency and professional attributes. The standard medical school form from the student’s medical school will be used. If required, the student should complete a case log and an evaluation of the rotation and submit them to their medical school.