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Adult Critical Care Clerkship

The clerkship format consists of four weeks of clinical service in addition to patient simulations, PBLs and lectures. Students will rotate at the end of the end of the first two weeks and must seek feedback of their clinical performance from faculty and housestaff they closely worked with. Students must also provide a self-assessment paragraph prior to the midway small-group patient simulation exercise.

The participating ICU services are neurosciences intensive care unit (NSICU), cardiothoracic intensive care unit (CTICU), medical intensive care unit (MICU) and surgical intensive care unit (SICU). After two weeks, each student will switch to a different ICU service.

You are expected to work two of the six weekend days. This means you have four days off. If you work those weekend days, you can take four days during the week for interviews, assuming you don’t miss lectures, PBLs and simulations, and you must notify your team. We also grant one additional day without make up for interviews. We allow time for students to attend conferences involving their work, but only if they are presenting.


 Program Objectives (Competencies)

 Clerkship Goals & Objectives

  Assessment & EPAs

Student Evaluation Process

Simulation Grading (20% of final exam):
Total Points: 10
Passing Grade: 6.5

Written Exam (30% of final Exam):
Total points: 30
The grading for the written exam will be Pass/Fail. The clerkship will use a standard cut point and all students whose scores meet or exceed that cut point will receive full points towards their final grade.

Clinical Performance Exam (40% of final exam):
Total points: 28
Passing grade: 17.5

Participation (5% of final grade)
You will be evaluated on your participation during PBLD and simulation sessions

Mobile assessments (5% of final grade)
You are expected to have at least two mobile EPA observations completed by a fellow or attending during the clerkship.

Honors = 88 or above, High Pass = 80 - 87, Pass = 65-79, Fail < 65

 Required Clerkship Clinical Experiences (Clerklog) & Tools

Reading assignments are available on eMerg. Articles consist of original landmark publications and pertinent review articles or consensus statements.

  Policies & Procedures


Khalilah Gates, MD 

Michael Ault, MD

Angela Gipson
251 E. Huron, F5-704
Fax: 312-926-8550