Published July 01, 2015
One month out of every year, interns and senior residents, will go to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) for a medical ICU rotation (MICU).
UMMC is the only tertiary referral center in the state and affords residents an excellent education in critical care medicine.
Keesler residents will join UMMC internal medicine residents to compose MICU teams
MICU teams are typically composed of 1- 2 fellows, 2-3 senior residents, 4-5 interns along with multiple nurse practitioners that are employed by UMMC.
The schedule is typically put together by Jackson internal medicine residents and is emailed to the resident several weeks prior to the rotation’s start date.
The resident will be provided with housing during his or her stay in Jackson, and will receive per diem to cover the cost of food and other incidental needs during the month as well as reimbursement for travel at the standard government rate.
There are typically two ICU teams, a long call team and a short call team. Both of which are supervised by two separate pulmonary critical care attendings.
Each day typically starts with sign out from night float at 0600. Teaching rounds are typically between 0800-noon.
Teams we'll admit/transfer patients to the MICU from either the ER, the floor, or from outside facilities.
The UMMC critical care tower is composed of 5 floors, a surgical ICU, medicine ICU, cardiovascular ICU, Neurosurgical ICU, and Bone Marrow Transplant.
MICU teams will manage patients on each of these floors
Typically, admissions are handled on a ‘trickle basis’ and residents can expect to admit 1-2 patients a day as well as manage 5-6 previously admitted patients in addition to cross cover issues that arise during the day.