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Surgical Intensive Care Unit

LOCATION: Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Gregory Schaefer, DO, FACS
DURATION: 2 weeks minimum
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: This rotation fulfills a senior year requirement for an Acute Care rotation.


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

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Guided, direct participation in all aspects of critical care. 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, weekly didactics, and an assigned presentation.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Please contact Rochelle Thomas, rochelle.thomas@hsc.wvu.edu two weeks prior to rotation start date.