Critical Care/Surgery Selective (SURS)


1. To provide all medical students with practical learning experience in the recognition and care of critically/acutely ill patients.

2. To provide a multidisciplinary educational review of fundamental physiologic and clinical principles for the care of critically/acutely ill patients.


General Approach:
Fourth year medical students are required to take a one-month selective in a critical care setting. To satisfy the selective requirements, students may choose an elective from the critical care selective course list.


Instructional Approaches:
All courses depend on clinical interactions with patients in the critical care units, specialty surgical practice settings, or other selected acute care settings. Students participate in all service activities including rounds, lectures, procedures, and case management.

Course Directors

Course Director Sofia Aliaga, MD

Course Selection:
Students should select options from one of the areas listed in the online curriculum. Choices should emphasize an area where the students seek to further knowledge or enhance a career choice.