ANES 7189

Acting Internship: Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit


Mason Ste. Marie
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered

ANES 7181 or at least two weeks of Anesthesiology experience through SURG 7552 AND completion of all MS3 core clerkships


Catalog Description:  

In the U.S., cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and many patients require surgical treatment for cardiovascular disease. Understanding the principles of diagnosis and management of complications in cardiac surgical patients is essential for students interested in pursuing a career in critical care regardless of avenue (surgery, emergency medicine, internal medicine, and anesthesiology). The goal of the Cardiovascular ICU (CVICU) clerkship is to give students the opportunity to develop basic skills in evaluation and treatment of patients requiring cardiac surgery including management of patients requiring mechanical circulatory support such as ventricular assist devices (VAD's) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).



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Site Code

Site Name



UMMC - East Bank


Required session attendance: Orientation w/clerkship director; afternoon didactics with CA-1s that typically start at 4PM

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:  M-F 6AM-5PM

Direct patient care:  Yes

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

Course Objectives:  

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • describe the diagnosis and management of complications in cardiac surgical patients
  • identify indications for mechanical circulatory support
  • manage patients with intra-aortic balloon pumps, left ventricular assist devices, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Graded Components: 

  • Clinical Assessment by Preceptor

Grading Scale:  H/E/S/N

Allow repetition of course:  Repetition not allowed

Course equivalency: Does Not Apply