Year Four Courses

PED 770 - Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Acting Internship


Credits: 5


Program Directors:

  • Dr. Steven Lucking


Administrative Coordinator:

Ms. Lois Marshall (


Contact Information:



Third year core clerkships.


Maximum Number of Students:

1 student (2 students during October - April)


When Offered:

All Rotations


Length Of Course:

1 month



Hershey.  8:00 a.m.; Pediatric Intensive Care Unit



An elective designed to give the students experience with the specialty of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Students will learn the principles of evaluation and management of the child with serious pulmonary insufficiency. This experience will include airway management and ventilator support of children with respiratory failure. Students will also learn the multidisciplinary support of critically ill children with traumatic injury including severe traumatic brain injury, central nervous system infections, toxicological emergencies, cardiovascular instability and multi-system organ failure. Students will function as the primary house officer for one or more patients and are expected to present their patients during morning and afternoon rounds, participate in night call on an average of one night in four and will have the opportunity to perform invasive procedures under the supervision of the Pediatric Critical Care staff.