The ability to take care of critically ill patients is one of the hallmarks of a well trained surgeon. During their PGY II year, each resident will spend a total of 3 months in the Sinai surgical intensive care unit as part of a multi-specialty care team. The surgical residents will participate in all care rendered to the SICU patients at Sinai Hospital, including admission, diagnostic work-up, procedures, post-operative care, and discharge.
Daily rounds will provide the residents with the opportunity to present complex patients, systematically elaborate comprehensive care plans, and receive one-on-one bedside teaching from one of our surgical intensivists. During the rotation, the resident will perform ICU-related procedures, like intubation, central venous cannulation, bronchoscopy, tracheostomy and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. Educational activities include the weekly surgical core curriculum, a critical care core curriculum and review of landmark literature, weekly general surgery M&M and case-based resident lectures, as well as the monthly Grand Rounds and skills Lab at Hopkins.
After completion of this PGY II rotation the resident will be able to continue to use his/her learned skills on rotations in burn surgery and critical care, trauma surgery, etc., and as the senior resident responsible for the general surgery services at Sinai.