During the clerkship, students will join the pediatric ICU clinical team. They will be responsible for direct patient care, presenting their patients on rounds, documentation, designated procedures and reading pertinent literature. They are an integral part of the team under the direct supervision of residents, fellows and attending physicians.
Students will learn how to efficiently diagnose, evaluate and manage both common and rare pediatric critical illnesses in the pediatric intensive care unit. They will also assume primary responsibility for the care of 2-3 critically ill patients. Student will work two weekend days and two evenings in addition to regular weekdays. It is not recommended that students schedule residency interviews during this rotation if possible as there are not scheduled weekdays off.
An introduction to the rotation will be emailed to students prior to the start of the rotation. On the first day, students should arrive by 7:30am to meet the student coordinator John Norris (will ensure logistics including pagers and IDs are taken care of). Students will have a formal orientation with Dr. Wolfe sometime that morning (before or after ICU rounds).
Throughout the four weeks of the clerkship, students will participate in several simulation and hands-on learning sessions with Dr. Wolfe and pediatric critical care fellows and are expected to attend several additional didactic lectures, FIRM and Grand Rounds.
FSM Program Objectives (Competencies)
Clerkship Goals & Objectives
Detailed Goals and Objectives
Find comprehensive Pediatric ICU Clerkship Objectives.
Assessment and EPAs
Students will be evaluated on:
A multiple-choice examination at the end of the clerkship; test questions come from material covered in core lectures, assigned readings and patient simulation sessions
Performance during a 30-minute case simulation on the final day of the clerkship
Regular and timely verbal feedback from the fellows and attendings during the clinical rotation; each attending physician also completes a written evaluation at the end of their week on service.
Completion of at least 2 Mobile EPAs, direct observation and the clerklog.
Required Clerkship Clinical Experiences (Clerklog) and additional tools
EPAs, Standards, and Mobile Observation Forms
Policies and Procedures
For faculty and residents
- Safe and Healthy Learning Environment
- Medical Student Supervision and Level of Responsibility Policy
- Duty Hours Policy
- Assessment and Health Providers Policy
- Non-Discrimination Statement
- Non-Retaliation Policy
- Assessment Policy for Clerkships & Electives (Phases 2 and 3)
- Visiting Resident Policy
- Phases 2 and 3 Attendance Policy and Procedure
- Patient Caregiver Preferences and Refusal of Care by Caregivers Policy
- Performing Sensitive Physical Exams Policy
- Needle Stick and Other Blood-Borne, Body Fluid, and or Respiratory Pathogen Exposure Policy
Katie Wolfe, MD
Meredith F. Bone, MD
John F. Norris
225 E. Chicago Avenue, Box #73
Chicago, IL 60611