Clinical Education and Rotations
2-week blocks: the 1st-15th and the 16th-end of month:
VA SICU: 4-5 months. Fellow leads a team of residents and interns caring for post-op surgical patients in the 18-bed, mixed ICU. Majority of cases are cardiothoracic and vascular patients, with the remaining caseload composed of general surgery, neurosurgery, and occasionally ENT, urology, and others. Call is approximately every other night from home, with one weekend day, and is arranged between the attending and fellow.
Froedtert CVICU: 2-3 months. Fellow leads a team of residents caring for post-op CABG, valve, LVAD, and vascular patients, as well as ventilator management of cardiology patients in the 10-bed, mixed ICU. Home call is determined by fellow and attending. Fellow works one weekend day per week.
Froedtert SICU: 2-3 months. Fellow leads a team of residents and interns caring for trauma and liver patients, and post-op general, vascular, transplant, as well as some ENT, urology, and others in the 22-bed ICU. There is no call or weekend coverage on this rotation.
Froedtert MICU: 2-3 months. Fellow leads a team of residents and interns caring for all variety of medical patients in the 26-bed ICU. The most common cases are COPD exacerbations and sepsis. There is late call every other day and 24-hour in-house call one day each weekend.
Froedtert NICU: 2 weeks. Fellow is a member of a team consisting of a neuro-ICU fellow and residents in the 12-bed ICU. The patient load consists of all varieties of neurologic patients with the majority being CVA and post-op neurosurgery patients. There is no call or weekend coverage on this rotation.
Research/Elective: 1.5 months. This time is allotted for the fellow to pursue research or other scholarly activities. It may be used as elective time. Fellow is free of clinical duties during these blocks.