MICU Acute Care

LOCATION: Ruby Memorial Hospital of the WVU Hospitals, Inc., Morgantown, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Kashif Hussain, MD FCCP
DURATION: 2 weeks minimum
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: This rotation fulfills the senior year requirement for Acute Care


To evaluate and obtain knowledge in the field of critical care.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Guided but direct participation in all aspects of critical care. This includes the measurement of ventilatory and circulatory parameters. Ventilator use and management, insertion of hemodynamic catheters and interpretation of hemodynamic data, use of vasoactive drugs and nutrition in critically ill patients, and management of complex fluid electrolyte balance in critically ill patients. The students will be a part of the Primary Care Team covering the MICU. MICU module on SOLE also provides orientation and curriculum guidance.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Standard MS4 evaluation form is used.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Please contact Ms. Janet Boord two weeks prior to rotation start date. jaboord@hsc.wvu.edu

Prior to rotation start date, review the MICU Orientation: Click Here

Report to the MICU staff physician or MICU fellow in the Flink library next to entrance of MICU, Ruby Memorial Hospital at 8:00 a.m.