Surgical Intensive Care Unit

LOCATION: Charleston Area Medical Center / General Hospital, Charleston, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Doctors/ Frank C. Lucente, and John A. Deluca
DURATION: 2 or 4 weeks
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: This rotation fulfills a senior year requirement for Critical Care.


An acting internship which will enable the student to obtain and evaluate knowledge in the field of critical care and fulfill half of the one month requirement for a critical care rotation in the fourth year.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Daily guided, direct participation in all aspects of critical care including measurement of ventilatory and circulatory parameters, ventilator use and management, insertion of hemodynamic catheters, use of vasoactive drugs, and nutrition in critically ill patients.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Daily observation, and assigned presentation.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Please contact Erin Carter, 304-347-1262, one week prior to start date. If you are a visiting student you must report to Charissa Davis at 9:15 AM on the first day for Orientation.