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UCLA Acute Care College:. The ACC !. The Colleges are…. Communities of faculty and students, for purposes of study and instruction They provide the curricular structure to: Update new scientific and medical findings relevant to medical practice Enhance clinical reasoning

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Ucla acute care college

UCLA Acute Care College:

The ACC !

The colleges are

The Colleges are…

  • Communities of faculty and students, for purposes of study and instruction

    They provide the curricular structure to:

  • Update new scientific and medical findings relevant to medical practice

  • Enhance clinical reasoning

  • Provide individual feedback, career advising & mentorship

  • Promote habits of inquiry

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Each college is headed by a faculty member selected for experience in career advising and excellence in teaching.

  • College activities will account for roughly 50% of your scheduled time and include:

    • Career mentoring and advising

    • Core Education Block

      • “Foundations Week”

    • Longitudinal experiences

      • College seminars

      • “Scholarly Project”

The acute care college

The Acute Care College

Wendy C. Coates, M.D.

Chair, Acute Care College

Professor of Medicine

Director, Medical Education


E-Mail: coates@emedharbor.edu

College Coordinator: Jason Bergschneider

Phone: 310-267-0442

E-Mail: jbergschneider@mednet.ucla.edu

Typical careers in acute care

Typical Careers in Acute Care

  • Anesthesiology

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Adult Critical Care

    • Intensivist, Cardiologist, Pulmonologist, Hospitalist

  • Pediatric Critical Care

    • Intensivist, Cardiologist, Neonatologist

Acute care college objectives our mission statement

Acute Care College ObjectivesOur Mission Statement

The Acute Care College focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to make rapid decisions on acutely ill patients with a focus on the clinical correlation of physiology, anatomy, and pharmacology to acute care.

Overview of requirements

Overview of Requirements

Fulfillment of educational requirements in harmony with the ACC mission

  • 9 weeks of specific electives for the College

  • Scholarly Project

  • Attendance and participation

  • Foundations Week (July 28 – August 1, 2008)

  • Transition to Internship course (throughout the year )

Elective and course requirements

Elective and Course Requirements

  • Nine weeks total

    • Time-based Decision Making: 6 weeks

Time based decision making 6 weeks

Time-based Decision Making: 6 weeks

(two sub-internships)

  • One Intensive Care Unit course 3 weeks

  • One Emergency Medicine, Trauma or Anesthesiology course, or a second ICU course3 weeks

  • Consult Services do not satisfy this requirement

    These sub-internships satisfy graduation requirements

Elective and course requirements1

Elective and Course Requirements

  • Nine weeks total

    • Time-based Decision Making: 6 weeks

    • Clinical Correlation of Physiology, Anatomy, & Pharmacology:3 weeks

Clinical correlation 3 weeks

Clinical Correlation: 3 weeks

  • One elective emphasizing acutecare

  • Examples of acceptable courses: cardiology, pulmonary, renal, infectious diseases, GI electives. Adult or pediatric options.

  • Examples of courses unlikely to meet this objective: dermatology, rheumatology, radiology, EKG reading

  • Consult services canqualify to satisfy this elective requirement

  • This requirement represents typical 4th year electives





  • Multidisciplinary team from CHS, Harbor, Olive View, CS & other sites as needed

  • Available throughout the year

    • Structured advisor sessions

    • Transition to Internship course

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  • ACC students are assigned a mentor based on “best match” of student’s strongest interests and faculty specialty

  • Students may change mentors at any time

Student outreach committee

Student Outreach Committee

  • Student-run outreach to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year medical students about Acute Care specialties

  • ACC supported interest groups

    • Anesthesiology Interest Group

    • EM Interest Group

    • Wilderness Medicine Interest Group

Acc scholarly project

ACC Scholarly Project

  • Research ideas, photography/artwork may be allowed as well

  • Oral or poster presentation

  • Required by all ACC specialty residencies

  • Modeled on honors thesis presentation venue

  • May even inspire polished work for national presentation or publication!

Senior scholarship day march 20 2009

Senior Scholarship Day – March 20, 2009

Transition to internship

Transition to Internship

Transition to internship course

Transition to Internship course

  • 6 - 8 per academic year, usually in the evening

  • Meet with mentors

  • Learn useful information

  • Get together with college members

Transition to internship themes

Transition to Internship: Themes

  • Preparation for residency

    • Meet with Faculty and Class of 2005 seniors for scheduling advice in the spring

    • CV/personal statement workshop in July

    • Interview preparation workshop in October

    • Rank list workshop in February

Transition to internship themes1

Transition to Internship: Themes

  • Academic

    • Simulation of Acute Care Scenarios

    • Legal issues in clinical practice

    • Specialty specific learning

      • Anesthesia, EM, Critical Care

    • How to prepare and present a poster

Transition to internship themes2

Transition to Internship: Themes

  • Preparation for life

    • Transition to Internship

    • Life skills

      • Moving to a new city

      • Disability insurance

      • Buying real estate

      • Dealing with debt

Foundations week

Foundations Week

Foundations week july 28 august 1 2008

Foundations Week: July 28-August 1, 2008

  • Case-based format with interactive stations, workshops and an emphasis on procedures and critical thinking

  • AM didactic sessions, e.g.: chest pain, shortness of breath, altered mental status

  • Workshops and stations are intensive

Acc foundations week schedule

ACC Foundations Week Schedule

Didactic sessions

Didactic Sessions

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Student working in the “Simulator Session” during Foundations Week, 2005



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Students and faculty meeting to discuss “Simulator Session” scenarios in real-time as they unfold

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At Harbor during Foundations Week, 2005

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ACC student Scott as EMT, Harbor, 2005

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Cadaver dissection focuses on the anatomical correlation and teaching of common acute care procedures

Need help with college selection

Need help with college selection?

  • E-mail: coates@emedharbor.edu

  • Appointments: contact

    Jason Bergschneider, College Coordinator

    Phone: (310) 267-0442 or

    Email: jbergschneider@mednet.ucla.edu

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