The faculty and fellows educate the house staff on many levels throughout their training experience. The internal medicine residents are required to complete 1-2 rotations in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) as well as one selective month on the pulmonary inpatient consultation service. One month electives are individualized for residents on a one-to-one basis and range from basic laboratory experiences to the ambulatory care setting.
The MICU is a busy closed bed system where three separate MICU teams round daily on 28-38 patients. Two MICU teams include residents and consist of one faculty member, one fellow, two upper level residents, two or three interns and one medical student. A third ICU team includes one attending and one or more Advanced Practice Providers (NP or PA trained in critical care). A didactic lecture series occurs throughout the rotation. There is a heavy emphasis on state-of-the-art care for patients with ARDS, safety in ICU processes, and continuous quality improvement.
A dedicated faculty member and fellow staff the inpatient consultation services along with two upper level internal medicine residents. Housestaff participate in the consultative process including evaluation of patients, interpretation of radiographic and physiologic studies (pulmonary function testing) and performance of procedures such as bronchoscopy. A didactic curriculum series also occurs throughout the rotation.
Residents from other Internal Medicine training programs are welcome to arrange elective rotations on our consultative services. Full details are available from our Office of Graduate Medical Education. It is important to note that a letter of insurance coverage from your home institution and a NC residency training license (RTL) or NC unrestricted medical license (UML) are required. Please note that an RTL or UML may take as much as 4 months to obtain.