Akron General

4 weeks 

Number of Students

Chief of Service
Ann Leano, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
1 Akron General Ave.
Akron, Ohio 44307

Lisa Lawson
Student Coordinator

Teaching Faculty

  • Anthony Cucci, MD
  • Amit Diwakar, MD (IM Residency Program Director)
  • Harish Kakarala, MD — Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Ann Leano, MD — Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Timothy Murray, MD — Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Michael Passero, Jr, MD — Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Lokesh Venkateshiah, MD — Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Donald DeCoy, MD
  • Randall Harris, MD
  • Hussein Hussein, MD
  • Zachary Jerusalem, MD
  • Alan Rudick, DO
  • Mona Turakhia, MD
  • Samuel Wiles, MD



  • To provide the student with experience in Critical Care Medicine including techniques in hemodynamic monitoring and basic ventilator management.
  • Problem oriented patient management and diagnosis of the Critical Care patient.
  • Use of bedside computerization.
  • Introduction in monitoring the hemodynamic, respiratory, renal and metabolic functions, their interactions and manipulations.
  • Introduction to ethical, legal, economical and administrative aspects of Critical Care Medicine.
  • Provides knowledge in the acute treatment of stroke.
  • Exposure to ongoing research protocols in stroke and Critical Care.


  • The student will be involved in the initial evaluation and continued care of patients admitted to the Medical Intensive Care Unit.
  • The student will be under the direct supervision of the Senior Medical Resident and Intensive Care Unit Staff Physician.
  • Selected reading is provided through a formal teaching booklet and critical care textbooks as well as slide and video presentations.
  • The student will gain experience in critical care ventilator management and invasive monitoring techniques including, Swan-Ganz, SVO2, arterial catheterizations, etc.
  • Formal teaching rounds will be made daily by the Medical Critical Care Physician with students, nurses, respiratory therapists and house staff assigned to the team.
  • The student will gain a basic knowledge of bedside ICU computer use for teaching didactics as well as patient care.
  • The student will be part of the Acute Stroke Team and continued care of patients in the stroke unit.
  • The student will attend daily noon didactic lectures, with work rounds taking place in the afternoon.

Typical Daily Schedule

  • 7:15 a.m. — Morning Report
  • 8:30 a.m. — Formal Radiology rounds
  • 9 a.m. — Formal Teaching rounds
  • 1 p.m. — Nutrition rounds

Night Call / Special Requirements

  • Three short calls (5-10 p.m.) and one night call (6 p.m. until next morning after rounding).