Do final year medical students enjoy their ICU placements?

I often see that final year students do not enjoy their rotations through the ICU. Maybe the whole environment is daunting and all the machines just confuse things? Do you find it a great place to apply core physiology? Would be great to hear the positive and negative experiences.

Authored By Dr Sunil Patel on Thursday 23rd January 2014


Amy Huxtable
Medical Student - Peninsula
Posted over 6 years ago

I'm not a final year student but we have rotations in ICU in third and fourth year (and fifth year has a longer block) but so far I have really enjoyed our ICU placements. I think the doctors in the hospital we are based at are able to pick out wh