Date Issued: 08/21/2003
Prior Revision Date: 03/02/2009
Date Reviewed and Revised: 07/27/2010

Critical Care Medicine Curriculum

Faculty Director: Gary Weinstein, M.D.

Hospital: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Offered: All

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks

First Day Contact: Gary Weinstein, M.D.

First Day Time: Monday thru Friday 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

First Day Place: Hamon ICU

Weekends: No weekends

Vacation: No vacation

  1. Course Description:
  2. The residents will work in the intensive care units of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. The residents will be responsible for all patients in the units. They will see multiple diseases specific to the ICU setting and are expected to work closely with the multi-disciplinary team to facilitate the safe, evidence-based treatment of the patient. They are expected to perform multiple procedures under the direction of the pulmonologists from Southwest Pulmonary (see below for details).

  3. Course Goals and Objectives: (based on ACGME competencies for resident education)

Patient Care:

Residents are expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease and at the end of life.


Medical Knowledge:

Residents are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the applicaiton of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others.


Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

Residents are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care practices:


Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

Residents are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families and other members of health care teams.



Residents are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, an understanding and sensitivity to diversity, and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession, and society.


Systems-Based Practice:

Residents are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve and optimize health care.


III. Methods of instruction:

    1. Didactic (schedule, topic, faculty)
    2. Daily residents conference 12:00-1:00 p.m. - IM Training Room
      Wednesday mornings 7:30-8:00 a.m. - Clinical Ground Rounds - IM Training Room
      Wednesday afternoons 12:15-1:00 p.m. - Internal Medicine Update - Haggar Hall

B. Clinical

    Residents will round on ICU patients and document these interactions at least twice daily. They will be active participants in daily multi-disciplinary ICU rounds.