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Our unit welcomes short visits from postgraduate students wanting to do an elective rotation through the multidisciplinary ICU, or health professionals wanting to join us for a short academic visit.

Dr Bram Valkenburg - Rotterdam, December 29th, 2014

http://webcms.uct.ac.za/sites/default/files/image_tool/images/49/braam-valkenberg_con.jpg"As part of my internship I did a 3-month elective with the department of Critical Care. I rotated through the respiratory ICU and surgical ICU. All the consultants are enthusiastic teachers. There were daily academic tutorials and I attended two courses organized by the department (echography and the BASIC course – Basic Assessment and Skills in Intensive Care), as well as the annual National Critical Care Society of Southern Africa Congress. During the 3 months I got a good insight in the management of critically ill patients, especially multi-trauma patients. The ward rounds were multidisciplinary with a lot of attention for infection prevention, antibiotic stewardship and ventilator management. The elective was a very valuable contribution to my medical training."