Ascension Providence Hospital Critical Care Medicine

Faculty Contact: Vijay Kinni, MD
                              Steven Miles, MD

Rotation Location: Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus
                                 Ascension Providence Hospital, Novi Campus

Duration of the Rotation: 4 weeks

Students Per Month: 4

Work Hours:
7:00 am - 9:00 am: Patient work-up
10:00 am -11:00 am: Teaching rounds/radiology rounds
11:00 am – Noon: Lecture/case discussion
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Patient work-up
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Sign-out rounds

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

MSUCHM Course #: 

General:  This rotation is designed to acquaint the medical student with clinical problems frequently observed in intensive care units, as well as therapeutic interventions routinely used in the care of critically ill and injured patients.  The entire period is spent in the Intensive Care Unit where the student is assigned patients.  The student works under the direct supervision of one of the intensivists.  He/she is expected to participate in the care of the patient.  There may be opportunities to perform procedures, depending on the patient’s status/situation.

Recommended reading material: Marino's The ICU Book, Fourth Edition, by Paul L. Marino

Goals & Objectives: The emphasis is placed on comprehensive aspects of critical care, e.g. pathophysiology of shock, respiratory failure, neurologic and septic complications and the moral and legal aspects of life-sustaining treatments. The student is expected to participate in discussions related to hemodynamic data, vasopressor/vasodilator drugs, blood gases, 0² transport and utilization, ventilator management and nutritional support, etc.


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.