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Alabama
University of Alabama School of Medicine (UAB)
Clerkships: 4th year Acting Internships and Electives are offered. Learning objectives and contact information can be found on VSAS.
Visiting Students Coordinator: Marla Ferguson
Director of Medical Student Education: Danielle Powell, MD
Phone: (205) 934-5674
Email: scheduler@uab.edu or daniellepowell@uabmc.edu
California
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 
Elective Rotations: Elective rotations are offered to fourth-year medical students. Course descriptions and application processes can be found at the following links: 
Link: 
http://www.medstudent.ucla.edu/sao/clinical/pdf/4yhdbk0607/025_med.pdf starts on page 187.

 

Stanford School of Medicine 
Elective Rotations: Two and four week visiting rotations are available for fourth year medical students who are considering applying to the Stanford PM&R residency program. 
Link: http://pmr.stanford.edu/education/clerkship.html
Duration: 2 and 4 week rotations
Contact: Ashley Johnson
Email: ashley85@stanford.edu
Tel: (650) 721-7627

UC Davis School of Medicine 
Elective Rotations: Fourth year medical student electives are available for medical students from other medical schools: General PM&R (this is recommended for those applying to PM&R); Musculoskeletal Medicine; Pediatric Rehab. 
Link: The detailed application process is available at: 
http://som.ucdavis.edu/ea/records/visstudents/ choose academic programs/choose externships/choose U.S. visiting students/select application packet and follow all instructions. 
Duration: 2 and 4 weeks 
Contact: Pat Settje 
Tel: (916) 734-5292 
Email: settje@ucdavis.edu 

UC Irvine School of Medicine 
Elective Rotations: Students from accredited medical schools may participate in a 4 week rotation at UC Irvine and it's affiliate hospitals. The 4 week rotation covers all three of our main clinical sites and provides experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. 
Link: http://www.ucihs.uci.edu/som/meded/elective/PM&Rindex.html 
Duration: 4 week rotations 
Contact: Shane Wen, Coordinator 
Email: wens@uci.edu
Tel: (714) 456-6444 

Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Elective Rotations: Third or fourth year medical students from accredited medical schools may participate in a 2 or 4 week rotation at LLU. The rotations provide experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Applicants must apply online through the VSAS website.
Link: The detailed application process is available at:
http:/www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/vsas/
Duration: 2 and 4 week rotations

Colorado
University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center 
Elective Rotation: PM&R Elective available to visiting 4th year medical students. 
Duration: 4 weeks 

Link: www.uchsc.edu/extern 
Student Affairs Contact: Becky Gossert in the Student Affairs Office 
Email: becky.gossert@uchsc 
Departmental Contacts: 
William Sullivan, MD 
Email: William.Sullivan@UCHSC.edu 
Tel: (720) 848-2149 
Vy Malcik 
Tel: (303) 724-1264 
Florida
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 
Elective Clerkships: Miller School of Medicine University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers an elective clerkship to 4th year medical students in allopathic or osteopathic approved medical schools for a period of 2- 4 weeks. The pre-requisite is completion of an elective in general medicine and surgery. Students rotate in clinical adult and pediatric inpatient services, consultation services, outpatient services and rehabilitation research. Rehab disciplines consist of Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, NeuroRehab and Comprehensive. The sites for the clinic electives are the Jackson Memorial Hospital inpatient rehab units, University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, Jackson Memorial outpatient staff and private clinics, and Miami VA Healthcare System. The sites for the research elective are the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Miami VA Healthcare System, and Jackson Memorial Hospital. 

Link: For details go to http://www.mededu.miami.edu/visitingstudents
Contact: All interested students should contact Coretha Davis, Residency Coordinator, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine P.O. Box 016960 (C-206)
Miami, FL 33101 
Phone: 305-585-1431 
Fax: 305-355-2424 
Email: cdavis@med.miami.edu

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Elective Clerkships: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation offers an elective clerkship to 4th year medical students in an accredited LCME or AOA approved medical school for a period of 4 weeks. Students must be in their 4th year, in good academic standing, and have completed all required basic clinical clerkships before enrolling. Visiting students may only apply for elective courses.

This elective will provide the medical student with a broad and comprehensive educational experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Students will be instructed in the evaluation and rehabilitation of a wide range of medical disability conditions including musculoskeletal problems, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes, amputees, chronic pain, geriatrics, and cardiac rehabilitation. In addition, students will be exposed to physical, occupational, speech, and audiology, vocational, recreational, and kinesiological therapies. Students will be instructed in functional assessments of all types of physical disabilities and in the diagnostic use of electromyography for muscle and neurological disorders. Overall, the educational experience will offer a practical approach to those patients with disabilities. This will benefit all medical students regardless of their primary area of interest. Visitation at other local rehabilitation centers is available. The site for the clinical elective is at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital inpatient rehabilitation unit, Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, Spinal Cord Injury Center, Regional Amputee Center and various clinics. Research elective is also available at the Rehabilitation Center of Excellence (COE) a part of the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital.

Course Title: MEL 8359 Intro to Physical Med and Rehabilitation
Link: For details go to http://hsc.usf.edu/medicine/registrar/new/visiting_students.htm
Contact: All interested students should contact Laura Manore, Education Coordinator, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (117c), James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612 
Phone: 813-972-7688 
Fax: 813-903-2483 
Email: Laura.Manore@va.gov or lmanore@health.usf.edu

Illinois
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital welcomes current 4th year medical students, in good academic standing from LCME or AOA accredited medical schools, interested in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).

This elective will provide a fundamental knowledge of the principles of PM&R through inpatient care and didactic discussion.  Medical students will have exposure to a broad range of adult patients with brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions, neuromuscular disorders, and neurological conditions.

Link: For details go to

www.marianjoy.org/Residents/MarianjoyResidencyProgramElectiveRotationInformation.aspx 

Contact: All interested students should contact:

Yana Spedale, Residency Program Coordinator

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

26W171 Roosevelt Road

Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone 630-909-7290

Fax 630-909-7291

yspedale@marianjoy.org 

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine/Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Summer Externship: Students between the 1st and 2nd years of medical school may participate in an eight-week externship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. This is a combined clinical, didactic, and research experience. Students from all medical schools are invited to apply.

Senior Electives:
PMR.4941.04.RIC Clinical Adult Inpatient Service.  Four-week rotation assigned to an adult inpatient rehabilitation service, potentially spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, or muscle bone nerve service.
PMR.4942.04.RIC Clinical Pediatric Inpatient Service. Four-week rotation assigned to a pediatric inpatient rehabilitation service, including many conditions including brain injury, spinal cord injury, oncology, orthopedics.
PMR.4951.04.RIC Clinical Management of Chronic Pain.  Four-week rotation assigned to the outpatient pain management clinic.

Link:   http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/sites/pmr/education/index.html
Contacts: For administrative information regarding medical student programs, contact the Medical Education Office at (312)-238-2870. E-mail inquiries may be sent to Diane Ross at dross@ric.org.

For inquiries about the content of medical studnts programs, please contact:
Leslie Rydberg, MD- Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Henry and Monika Betts Medical Student Education Chair. Dr. Rydberg may be reached via email at lrydberg@ric.org  or phone (312) 238-0846.

Rush University Medical Cente
Clerkships: Physical Medicine & Rehab: PMR-PMR 601 - Physical Medicine & Rehab. This clerkship will introduce the student to the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). The course will include introduction in the care of patients with disabilities due to strokes, spinal cord injuries, head trauma, amputations, movement disorders, and arthroplasties, etc. In addition, the student will be expected to observe, understand, and learn what services are provided by the allied health professional staff, and when it is appropriate to prescribe these services. 

Link: http://www.rushu.rush.edu/medcol/visiting.html 
Contact: RMC_VisitingStudents@rush.edu. All communications must be submitted via e-mail. Unfortunately, we are not able to handle your questions over the phone. 
Mail: Rush Medical College 
Attn: Visiting Student Applications 
Office of Clinical Curriculum 
600 South Paulina, Suite 524 
Chicago, IL 60612-3832 

Iowa
University of Iowa 
Clerkship: An elective PM&R clerkship (4 weeks) is offered. We would be willing to accept visiting students, but we do not have a PM&R residency program. Students will gain experience seeing patients in musculoskeletal and spine clinics, an interdisciplinary chronic pain rehabilitation team, and other physiatry clinics. Select experiences in medical acupuncture, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, spinal cord medicine, and pediatric rehabilitation medicine can be arranged.Contact: Joseph Chen, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation 200 Hawkins Drive Iowa City, IA 52242 
Tel: (319) 384-6026
Maryland
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 
Clerkships: Elective rotations in PM&R are available for visiting medical students. 
Link: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/som/students/policies/visitors.html 
Contact: Medical students from schools other than Johns Hopkins contact the Registrar's Office at 
410-955-3080 to request enrollment forms. 
Registrar’s Office: (410) 955-3080 

University of Maryland Medical System, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore 
Clerkships: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore offers a 4 week medical student elective in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Any medical student is welcome to apply for the clerkship. 

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Elective - This elective offers the participant an opportunity to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team. The participant will learn the roles and contributions of a variety of allied health care professionals, including but not limited to physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, rehabilitation nurses, psychologists, and social workers. Working closely with the faculty the participant will learn to evaluate and manage patients who are disabled because of a variety of impairments. Impairments may be due to any of the following: cardiopulmonary disease, work or sports related injuries, joint and connective tissue disorders, musculo-skeletal disorders, neuromuscular disorders, pain issues, amputations, and brain disorders. The participant will have an opportunity to work closely with the faculty and will gain both inpatient and outpatient experience in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The weekly schedule for this elective can be tailored to the participant’s wants and needs, and may emphasize any one, or a combination, of the following: outpatient musculo-skeletal rehabilitation, outpatient pain management, inpatient general rehabilitation, inpatient brain injury rehabilitation, inpatient stroke rehabilitation, and inpatient orthopedic rehabilitation. 

Link: Further information available under "Graduate Medical Education” athttp://www.lifebridgehealth.org/sinaihospital/ 
Contact: Joanne Stickline to schedule rotation, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore - Medical Education Office 
Phone: (410) 601-0670 
Fax: (410) 601-9939 
Email: jstickli@lifebridgehealth.org 
Massachusetts
Harvard Medical School/ Spaulding Rehabilitation HospitalOne-Month Clerkships Offered:
  • Introduction to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation of Patients with Chronic Pain
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation

To apply for a clerkship or for any additional information, please contact the HMS Clerkship Program via e-mail at exclerks@hms.harvard.edu.

Tufts Medical Center, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Three One-Month Clerkships are Offered:

  • Adult Outpatient Rehabilitation & Adult Consultations
  • Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation & Pediatric Consultations
  • Inpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Consultations

To apply for a clerkship or for any additional information, please contact Tufts University School of Medicine Registrar’s Office at 617-636-6568.

Michigan
Michigan State University
College of Human Medicine 
Duration: The usual length of rotation is one month, but less can be arranged. 
Contact: Michael Andary, MD 
Address: Michigan State University 
College of Osteopathic Medicine 
B-401 West Fee Hall 
East Lansing, MI 48824 
Tel: (517) 353-0713 
Fax: (517) 434-1339

 

University of Michigan
The University of Michigan Department of PM&R invites you to apply for our week PM&R elective.  The rotation consists of 2 weeks of in-patient acute rehabilitation on either SCI, TBI/Stroke, General Rehab, or Pediatric Rehab and 2 weeks of out-patient clinics that include EMG, O&P, MSK/sports medicine, TBI/Stroke, pediatric rehab, wheelchair seating, and spine.  Please note that applications for the rotation will be processed through VSAS.  If you have questions, please contact:
Tammie Wiley-Rice
Program Coordinator
University of Michigan Dept. of PM&R
325 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI  48108-5744
Phone: (734) 615-6722
Fax: (734) 763-4224

Minnesota
University of Minnesota

The PM&R Dept in MInnesota offers 3 or 6 week PMed courses. Please contact Dan Kelly at dpkelly@umn.edu.

Goals and Objectives:

• The student-physician will learn to evaluate a patient with acute/chronic illness and/or a disability and then help plan a rehabilitation team's problem-oriented approach to total patient management including emotional, cognitive, sexual, communicative, social, vocational, and financial aspects as well as the medical aspects. 
• Before completion of the clerkship, the student-physician will:
• Demonstrate inpatient work-ups and new orders for P.T., O.T., speech therapy, counseling psychology, and social service a proficiency in evaluating patients' ability to perform activities of daily living including self-care, mobility, homemaking, vocation, and re-integration into the community; 
• Demonstrate inpatient write-ups and in team discussions the use of the problem-oriented approach to the patient's impaired abilities; 
• Gain experience in working in an interdisciplinary health-care team by reporting at team meetings and care conferences on the medical aspects of the patients with whom he/she is involved; 
• Demonstrate the ability to examine joints and detect early, subtle contractures; and 
• Demonstrate the ability to assess strength and weakness of all major muscle groups of extremities, neck, and trunk.

New Jersey
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School
A two-week clerkship in PM&R is required for all students at our school, generally in the fourth year. The goal of this mandatory clerkship is to develop in each student the competency to take a functional history, and the ability to establish an evidence-based approach for maximizing function in individuals with disability and/or chronic disease. This clerkship also prepares students to make optimum use of physiatric services during their careers. A study guide is distributed to each student in CD-ROM format, providing a comprehensive introduction to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

In addition, ten 2-4 week PM&R elective clerkships are offered, and these may be taken in the third or fourth years.

  • Acting Internship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (REHB 9000), a two- to four-week rotation at various locations which includes both didactic teaching and clinical introduction to the field of PM&R
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation (REHB 9001), at Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ
  • Research in PM&R (REHB 9003), at University Hospital, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, East Orange Veterans Affairs Medical Center or Children's Specialized Hospital
  • Sports Medicine (REHB 9004), at the Doctors Office Center in Newark
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation (REHB 9100), at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in Saddle Brook
  • Spinal Cord Injury (REHB 9200), at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange and University Hospital in Newark
  • Neuromuscular-Pulmonary Rehabilitation (REHB 9300), at University Hospital in Newark
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation (REHB 9400), at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in East Orange and University Hospital in Newark
  • Rehabilitation in Private Practice (REHB 9401), at selected private physicians' offices
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Rehabilitation (REHB 9402), at the Rehabilitation Institute of Morristown

Information for visiting students is available online or by contacting the Registrar's Office at (973) 972-4640. The department may also be contacted as follows: Debbie Roney, Medical Student Clerkship Coordinator, roneydj@umdnj.edu , tel. (973) 972-7199.

New York
Albany Medical Center

ELECTIVE- PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
Course Number: PMR-4990
Prerequisite: Completion of 3rd year of medical school
Faculty Supervisors: Dr. Andrew Dubin, Dr. George Forrest
Clerkship Coordinator: Michelle Unser (unserm@mail.amc.edu; tel. 518-262-6488)

DESCRIPTION: This elective offers the participant an opportunity to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team in inpatient and outpatient settings. The student will learn the roles and contributions of a variety of allied health care professionals, including but not limited to physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, rehabilitation nurses, psychologists, and social workers. Working closely with the faculty, the student will learn to evaluate and manage patients who are disabled because of a variety of impairments which may be due to any of the following: cardiopulmonary disease, work or sports related injuries, joint and connective tissue disorders, musculo-skeletal disorders, neuromuscular disorders, pain issues, amputations, and brain disorders. The student will have an opportunity to work closely with the faculty and will gain both inpatient and outpatient experience in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Exposure to musculoskeletal ultrasound, electromyography and other procedural aspects of the field is also available based on student interest.

Objectives:
1. Describe the basic neuro-musculoskeletal anatomy.
2. Identify common neuro-musculoskeletal pathology, e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinopathy, muscle strain, and myofascial pain syndrome.
3. Explain the team concept of functional rehabilitation.
4. Define the diagnostic work-up leading to referrals for patients with chronic pain.
5. Name the basic orthotic-prosthetic and assistive devices commonly prescribed.
6. Describe and demonstrate physiatric procedures ranging from injections of the vertebral facets, epidurals, sacral-illiac joints, major extremity joints, as well as electromyography and intrathecal baclofen trials.
7. Demonstrate ability to perform a musculoskeletal history and physical.

The student will attend the didactic teaching sessions and other conferences (journal club, grand rounds) on Wednesday afternoons.

Resources/Readings: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Braddom (ed.); WB Saunders, Philadelphia

Columbia University Medical School 
Clerkship: An elective is offered that is open to all medical students. 
RH01P Rehabilitation Medicine Advanced Clerkship 
Course Director: Dr. Michelle Stern 
Phone: (212) 305-9917
Fax: (212) 342-1470
ms1127@columbia.edu
Given: All year 
Maximum: 8 students per month 
Start Date/Time: Four weeks interval, can start any time of the month, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (contact Course Director upon arrival). A schedule will be emailed before the rotation begins. 

Site/Location:CUMC, Milstein Hospital Building, 8 Garden North, Vanderbuilt Clinic, Harkness Pavillion, Neurological institute 

Description: Provides training for comprehensive physiatric evaluations and exposure to the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 

Objectives: to provide increased diagnostic skills and increased awareness and understanding of physiatric approach to medicine and the various aspects of this field. 

Learning Experience: The majority of the time will be spent participating in various outpatient clinics including: Muscular dystrophy, Spinal Injury, Amputee, Musculoskeletal, Brace, Pediatric and Electromyography. 
Time will also be spent on the Rehabilitation consult service, the inpatient Rehabilitation floor, pulmonary exercise lab as well as various outpatient offices with the Rehabilitation Attendings. The student will attend clinical conferences and tutorial seminars. 
Feedback: throughout the elective the preceptor will review student's patient workup, ward rounds and general clinical competence. Areas of need will be identified and sessions in readings, lectures and oral presentations will be undertaken. The student is given sufficient opportunity to offer critique regarding direction and emphasis of the elective and the flexibility to alter the schedule based on their area of interest. 
Evaluation: students will be judged on the following points: 
leadership, motivation, initiative, quality of work, clinical judgment, attendance, patient management, oral presentation and ability to communicate with staff and patients. 

Link: The link to the website is as follows:http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dept/ps/electives/Rehab1.html 
Contact: Jessica Ash is the contact person for Columbia University Medical School and her email address is jz2173@columbia.edu 

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System 
Clerkship: At Long Island Jewish Medical Center, we offer a four week elective in PM&R. The medical student rotation lasts 4 weeks: 2 weeks are at aLong Island Jewish Hospital (outpatient) and 2 weeks are at Southside Hospital (inpatient). 

Link: http://www.nslij.com/body.cfm?id=4683 
Program Director: Matthew M. Shatzer, DO
Chair: Adam B. Stein, MD
Residency Coordinator: Victoria Ruiz
Contact: Victoria Ruiz - vruiz@nshs.edu 

Mount Sinai School of Medicine 
Clerkships: For visiting students from LCME accredited schools, a variety of electives is offered: 
General Rehabilitation (a mixture of inpatient and outpatient), SCI, Brain Injury, Amputation/Prosthetics, Pediatric Rehabilitation, and Electrodiagnosis. 
Contact: Jennifer Lozada, MA
Rehabilitation Medicine Residency and Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship Program Coordinator
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place, Box 1240
New York, New York 10029-6574
(212) 659-9351 phone
(212) 348-5901 fax
Email: PMR.Residency@mssm.edu

Nassau University Medical Center 
Clerkships: We take 4th year medical students for elective rotations. They are one month in length, and we limit the number of students to two rotating at any one time. These rotations are open to visiting medical students. The rotation can be modified depending on the student's interest, but usually consists of 2 weeks of outpatient clinic, one week of inpatient acute rehabilitation and one week of a combination of consults and EMG. For information about availability, please contact our Program Coordinator, Sheila Slezak. 

Contact: Sheila Slezak 
Tel: (516) 572-6525 
Email: sslezak@numc.edu

New York Medical College School of Medicine, Metropolitan Hospital 
Clerkships: Students from LCME accredited medical schools are welcome to apply for senior electives at New York Medical College. Medical students can rotate through inpatient and outpatient clinics. 
Contact: Office of Student Affairs, Metropolitan Hospital 
Tel: (212) 423-6777 

Link: http://www.nymc.edu/Medical/stuafrs.asp 
Mail: Metropolitan Hospital 
Office of Student Affairs 
Room 1608 
1901 First Avenue 
New York, NY 10029 

New York Medical College in Valhalla, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Saint Vincent’s Manhattan 
Clerkships: As a PMR program we accept medical students from all over the US for elective rotations. Usually they spend a month with us. We try not to have more than 2 students per month. We offer experience in inpatient care (we have 31 beds as a rehab unit) for a variety of pathologies and although we do not have specialized units for TBI or SCI, we do take care of those types of patients being the hospital a level 1 trauma center. We offer experience in pediatric rehab with a full time pediatric rehab attending. We also offer experience in a variety of other outpatient care, like acupuncture, EMG, pain management, musculoskeletal, prosthetic and orthotics, spasticity management. If any medical student wants to do an elective with us, they have to go to the following website for information on what to do to apply for the elective rotation: 

Link: http://www.nymc.edu/Medical/stuafrs.asp 
For more information: http://www.svcmc.org/body.cfm?id=388

North Carolina
Carolinas Rehabilitation/Carolinas Medical Center

The Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Carolinas Rehabilitation is pleased to offer four clerkship opportunities. Each clerkship is a 4-week rotation at Carolinas Rehabilitation designed for visiting medical students, scheduled through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

PMED 479: Introduction to Rehabilitation The student will be exposed to a broad spectrum of problems encountered in the practice of physical medicine & rehabilitation (PM&R) and develop a basic knowledge of the functional and medical management of a variety of neurologic and musculoskeletal disabilities.

PMED 480: Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury The student will be exposed to the care of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Specifically, students will learn how to evaluate patients with neurocognitive and physical deficits, perform a detailed history and physical addressing specific areas relevant their diagnosis, manage TBI patients on an inpatient unit, and perform outpatient assessments in the clinic setting, including evaluations for neurocognition, spasticity, and functional deficits.

PMED 481: Introduction to Pediatric Rehabilitation The student will be exposed to the care of pediatric patients with rehabilitation needs. Specifically, students will learn how to evaluate children with functional deficits, perform a detailed history and physical addressing specific areas relevant to their diagnosis, manage children on an inpatient unit, and perform outpatient assessments of children in the clinic setting, with special emphasis on brachial plexus injuries, neurodegenerative disorders, and spasticity.

PMED 482: Introduction to Spinal Cord Medicine The student will be exposed to the care of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). Specifically, students will learn how to evaluate patients with both paraplegia and tetraplegia in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Students will learn how to perform a detailed history and physical addressing clinical care issues relevant to SCI, including DVT prophylaxis, bowel programs, bladder programs, pain management, and wound care. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in spasticity management, wheelchair assessment, and therapeutic interventions.

Full course descriptions for our rotations can be located at:http://clipper.med.unc.edu/electivesbook/courses.aspx?dept=PMED

For further details and application information, please contact:

Jeannie Starman
Residency Coordinator
Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Carolinas Rehabilitation
Phone: 704-355-4406
Fax: 704-355-0709
Jean.starman@carolinashealthcare.org

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine 
Clerkships: Our electives are open to 3rd & 4th year UNC students but only to 4th year visiting students (per the School of Medicine policy). We offer electives to visiting students in PM&R rotations available on SCI/musculoskeletal inpatient service, Stroke/Brain injury inpatient service, outpatient clinics (including amputee, SCI, spine), Pediatrics and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 

Link: http://www.med.unc.edu/stuaff/visiting_student 
Contact: Lisa Provost, Student Scheduling Assistant, Office of Student Affairs, University of NC at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 1001 Bondurant Hall/CB# 9535, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9535 
Voice: (919) 843-7095 
Fax: (919) 966-0730 
Email: lisa_provost@med.unc.edu

Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
Our medical student education courses are divided into two categories: required 4th year rotation and optional 4th year electives.

Required rotation: All M-4 students at Brody SOM are required to complete a two week rotation in PM&R. The course features general exposure to most aspects of PM&R, with emphasis on clinical neurosciences and musculoskeletal medicine.Students spend the first week rotating through a generalized experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings; and the second week consists of subspecialty experiences tailored to meet individual student interests. Students have assigned reading materials and take a 30-item examination; they also participate in procedures, observed physiatric exams and team activities. Additional work is required to obtain honors grades.

Clerkships: Our electives are open to M3 and M4 medical students from any LCME-accredited medical school. Courses may be taken in blocks of either two or four weeks. Students will generally rotate across the following clinical services, unless otherwise arranged: traumatic brain injury; spinal cord injury; general rehabilitation; stroke; pediatric rehabilitation; variety of outpatient clinics (e.g., amputee, continuity, pediatrics); medical acunpuncture.

We offer the following electives:

  • RE303: Ambulatory Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • RE 304: Musculoskeletal Medicine & Chronic Pain Management
  • RE402: Introduction to Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • RE455: Acting Internship in Pediatric Rehabilitation

Web Links: http://www.ecu.edu/rehab/ (Department of PM&R)
http://www.ecu.edu/bsomstudentaffairs/ (BSOM Office of Student Affairs)

For further information, please contact one of the following:
Clinton Faulk, MD
Assistant Professor & Director
Undergraduate Medical Education
600 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27834
(252) 847-4440
faulkc@ecu.edu

David W. Musick, PhD
Associate Dean Medical Education
Associate Professor PM&R
600 Moye Blvd
Brody 2N-72D
Greenville, NC 27834
(252) 744-2149
musickd@ecu.edu

Pennsylvania
Penn State Hershey College of Medicine - Hershey, PA

This elective is for 3rd and 4th year medical students interested in gaining experience in the field of Adult and Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, improving diagnostic skills related to the complications of disability, and improving neurologic and musculoskeletal examination skills. 
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the second year of medical school
Brief outline: 
The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) elective will provide training in comprehensive PM&R evaluations with a strong focus on neurologic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. The elective will expose the medical student to the broad field of PM&R including sports injuries, congenital and acquired disabilities, complications of disability, and the restoration and maintenance of function. Time will be spent on the Rehabilitation consult service, the inpatient Rehabilitation service, and in the various outpatient clinics. The student will be exposed to therapies, medications, and procedures typically used in PM&R practice.

Contact Information:
Stacy Stark, D.O. – Director, PM&R Elective 
Wilma Spickler – Coordinator, PM&R Elective
wspickler@hmc.psu.edu 
717-531-4263

Please refer to http://www.pennstatehershey.org/web/md/home/visiting for more information on visiting students at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Clerkship: The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation clinical clerkship is offered to third and fourth year medical students year round. A maximum of two students are accepted for each rotation. Rotations are 4 weeks in duration. The rotation will provide exposure to inpatient rehabilitation units and outpatient rehabilitation clinics. The student may also have the opportunity to evaluate consults in the hospital and experience electromyography and nerve conduction studies. Students who are familiar with rehabilitation may customize their rotation experience. Students receive constant interaction and supervision by the rehabilitation resident physicians and staff physicians. If you are interested in doing a clinical clerkship in PM&R, please contact us at the information below.

Contact: 
Sara Coulter
coulters@upmc.edu
412-864-3721

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Elective Rotations: Fourth year students from accredited medical schools may participate in a 4 week rotation at Jefferson and its affiliate hospitals. The 4 week rotation covers provides experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  Please email Patricia Williams for application information and curriculum dates.

Duration: 4 week rotations
Contact: Patricia Williams, Coordinator
Email: patricia.a.williams@jefferson.edu
Tel: (215) 955 6585

Texas
Residency Program
4th Year Medical Student Rotations
Accredited/Visiting Student Information
I. Students from medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) are eligible to take senior electives through The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and its affiliated hospitals. LCME students are required to register through the VSAS system. Other eligibility requirements include senior student status, good academic standing, and successful completion of required clinical rotations in family practice, medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry and surgery.There is a fee of $25.00 per selective for visiting medical students currently enrolled in an Osteopathic program.
II. A separate application form must be completed for each elective. In order to obtain an application, go to http://som.uthscsa.edu/srselect/vsguidelines.asp.
At the UT Health Science Center the individual department schedules all electives.
III. All Visiting Students are Required to Submit the Following With Their Application:
A. Immunization Record (form provided with application) certified by the applicant's health care facility for each of the following immunizations:
1. Tetanus-Diphtheria 
2. M.M.R. (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) 
3. Polio 
4. Tuberculosis - PPD skin test within the past 12-month period; if positive, provide date of chest x-ray and results or history of BCG vaccine or INH therapy. 
5. Hepatitis B-completed series of three vaccinations 
6. Chicken Pox (Varicella)
B. Proof of personal health insurance; and 
C. Proof of professional liability insurance. 
D. Proof of passing USMLE Step 1
IV. The application must be submitted at least six (6) weeks prior to the elective date.Applications which do not contain the required items listed above will be returned as incomplete.
V. The Office of Student Services maintains a list of housing available to visiting students. Names and telephone numbers of people with temporary accommodations are available by calling this office at (210) 567-2628.
VI. A student picture I.D. and white jacket are required in any clinical setting.If you do not bring the proper identification, you may purchase the required identification from this institution.All visiting students are expected to comply with policies set by the Health Science Center and the department sponsoring the elective.

Administrative Contact:
Kim Garza
Academic Coordinator
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (Room 628L)
7703 Floyd Curl Drive - MC 7798
San Antonio, Texas78229-3900
(210) 567-5359
FAX:(210) 567-5354
Email: GarzaK@uthscsa.edu
Note:
Medical students are required to complete a PM&R elective at any accredited medical school to be eligible for application to the UT Health Science Center PM&R residency training program.
Off-Campus Preceptorships Not Listed in Catalog
The preceptor should be certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and should have had prior experience in the education of medical students; i.e., participation in university based residency program or faculty experience.
Prior to approval of the selective rotation, the preceptor should provide the following information:An overview of the training experience to be provided, including types and numbers of patients with whom the student will be involved; the nature of the student's activities with patients; facilities utilized, including PM&R services provided; details of the preceptor's supervision of the student and plans for formal and informal teaching activities, tutorial sessions, etc; information concerning the preceptor's plan for evaluation of the student's performance during the selective.
REHB 4001 – MATCH
Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine (Outpatient and Consultative)
Length of rotation: 2 or 4 week rotation
Maximum students during period: Variable
Especially recommended for students planning to specialize in Family Practice, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine or Rheumatology.
The student will participate in patient care activities and limited exposure to electrodiagnostic procedures under the direct supervision of faculty and residents. The student will have exposure to Rehabilitation Medicine from an outpatient and consultative perspective and will attend teaching conferences, lectures, rounds, etc. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Drs. N. Walsh, D. Dumitru, D. Barber, S. Kim.
REHB 4002 – MATCH
Introduction to Inpatient Rehabilitation
Length of rotation: 2 or 4 week rotation
Maximum students during period: Variable
Especially recommended for students planning to specialize in Family Practice, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, ENT, Internal Medicine or Rheumatology.
Will provide the student in-depth exposure to inpatient rehabilitation and the major rehabilitation areas. Experience in diagnosis and comprehensive rehabilitation management of inpatients with strokes, spinal cord injuries, neurologic disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, amputations, chronic pain, and other major disabling conditions. The student will also attend teaching conferences, lectures, and rounds. The selective will be tailored to specific student interest. Comprehensive work-ups and close follow-up of patients will be required. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Dr. J. King.
REHB 4003 – MATCH
Introduction to Pediatric Rehabilitation
Length of rotation: 2 or 4 week rotation
Maximum students during period: Variable
Especially recommended for students planning to specialize in Pediatrics or Family Medicine.
Inpatient and outpatient experiences emphasizing comprehensive team rehabilitation of children with spina bifida, childhood spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, brain damage in childhood, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and other chronic disabling diseases of childhood and adolescence. The student will participate in patient care under supervision of faculty and residents and attend teaching conferences. Exposure to adults with congenital conditions and mental retardation. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Dr. D. Currie.
REHB 4005 – MATCH
Combination of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Introduction to Inpatient Rehabilitation, Introduction to Pediatric Rehabilitation and Introduction to Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Length of rotation: 4 weeks
Maximum students during period: Variable
Required for students planning to specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and recommended for those desiring a broad Rehabilitation Medicine exposure.
Will provide the student with a good overview of the specialty of PM&R allowing faculty/resident supervised participation in patient care activities related to Rehabilitation Medicine consultations, electrodiagnostic procedures, Inpatient Rehabilitation, and Pediatric Rehabilitation. Student will also attend teaching conferences, clinics, lectures, rounds, etc. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED.Drs. N. Walsh, D. Dumitru, D. Barber, J. King, D. Currie, M. Fredrickson, G. Campbell, P. Wegert, Matt Davis.
REHB 4006 – MATCH
Introduction to Spinal Cord Injury
Length of rotation: 2 or 4 week rotation
Maximum students during period: Variable
Especially recommended for students planning to specialize in Family Practice, Neurosurgery, Neurology,Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, Plastic Surgery..
This rotation will provide the student with the opportunity to actively participate in the management of patients who have sustained a spinal cord injury. Working in a state-of-the-art spinal cord facility, students will help to treat patients in virtually all aspects of their injury: From acute care, to rehabilitation evaluation and treatment, to eventual discharge and outpatient follow-up. Students will be an integral part of an interdisciplinary team under the supervision of faculty and residents. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Drs. M. Fredrickson, G. Campbell, P. Wegert, Matt Davis.
REHB 4007
Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care
Length of rotation: 2 or 4 week rotation
Maximum students during period: Variable
This course is designed to introduce the study to the principles of wound care, advanced wound therapies and hyperbaric medicine. The student will have the opportunity to observe monoplace and multiple hyperbaric medicine treatments; will review theory of the use of hyperbaric in the 14 UHMS approved therapies.Complication and controversies of HBO use will be discussed in lecture format.The student will review common wound problems, diabetes infection, nutrition, venous stasis and arterial insufficiency.Advanced treatment modalities will be observed and reviewed - wound vbac, collagen, apligraft, OASIS, debriding agents.NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Drs. Merritt Davis, C. McAllister.
REHB 4008
Rehabilitation Engineering
Length of rotation: 2 or 4 week rotation
Maximum students during period: Variable
Especially recommended for students planning to specialize in Family Practice, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, or Rheumatology. 
The student will participate in patient care activities and limited exposure to orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics procedures under the direct supervision of faculty and residents.The student will have exposure to Rehabilitation Medicine from an outpatient/inpatient perspective and will attend clinics to experience comprehensive rehabilitation management of inpatients with strokes, spinal cord injuries, neurologic disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, amputations, and other major disabling conditions requiring orthoses and prosthetics.Student will have exposure to the gait lab to experience research and an understanding of gait. T. Darm, G. Bosker.

University of Texas at San Antonio 
Residency Program
4th Year Medical Student Rotations
Accredited/Visiting Student Information

I. Students from medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) are eligible to take senior electives through The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and its affiliated hospitals. LCME students are required to register through the VSAS system. Other eligibility requirements include senior student status, good academic standing, and successful completion of required clinical rotations in family practice, medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery. There is a fee of $25.00 per selective for visiting medical students currently enrolled in an Osteopathic program.

II. A separate application form must be completed for each elective. In order to obtain an application, go to http://som.uthscsa.edu/srselect/vsguidelines.asp. At the UT Health Science Center, the individual department schedules all electives.

III. All Visiting Students are Required to Submit the Following With Their Application:
A. Immunization Record (form provided with application) certified by the applicant's health care facility for each of the following immunizations:

1. Tetanus-Diphtheria 
2. M.M.R. (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) 
3. Polio 
4. Tuberculosis - PPD skin test within the past 12-month period; if positive, provide date of chest x-ray and results or history of BCG vaccine or INH therapy. 
5. Hepatitis B-completed series of three vaccinations 
6. Chicken Pox (Varicella)

B. Proof of personal health insurance; and 
C. Proof of professional liability insurance. 
D. Proof of passing USMLE Step 1
IV. The application must be submitted at least six (6) weeks prior to the elective date. Applications which do not contain the required items listed above will be returned as incomplete.
V. The Office of Student Services maintains a list of housing available to visiting students. Names and telephone numbers of people with temporary accommodations are available by calling this office at (210) 567-2628.
VI. A student picture I.D. and white jacket are required in any clinical setting. If you do not bring the proper identification, you may purchase the required identification from this institution. All visiting students are expected to comply with policies set by the Health Science Center and the department sponsoring the elective.

Administrative Contact: 
Kim Garza
Academic Coordinator
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (Room 628L)
7703 Floyd Curl Drive - MC 7798
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
Phone: (210) 567-5359
FAX: (210) 567-5354
Email: GarzaK@uthscsa.edu

Note: Medical students are required to complete a PM&R elective at any accredited medical school to be eligible for application to the UT Health Science Center PM&R residency training program.

Off-Campus Preceptorships Not Listed in Catalog

The preceptor should be certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and should have had prior experience in the education of medical students; i.e., participation in university-based residency program or faculty experience.

Prior to approval of the selective rotation, the preceptor should provide the following information: An overview of the training experience to be provided, including types and numbers of patients with whom the student will be involved; the nature of the student's activities with patients; facilities utilized, including PM&R services provided; details of the preceptor's supervision of the student and plans for formal and informal teaching activities, tutorial sessions, etc; information concerning the preceptor's plan for evaluation of the student's performance during the selective.

REHB 4001 – MATCH
Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine (Outpatient and Consultative)
Length of rotation: 2 or 4 week rotation
Maximum students during period: Variable
Especially recommended for students planning to specialize in Family Practice, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine or Rheumatology.
The student will participate in patient care activities and limited exposure to electrodiagnostic procedures under the direct supervision of faculty and residents. The student will have exposure to Rehabilitation Medicine from an outpatient and consultative perspective and will attend teaching conferences, lectures, rounds, etc. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Drs. N. Walsh, D. Dumitru, D. Barber, S. Kim.

REHB 4002 – MATCH
Introduction to Inpatient Rehabilitation
Length of rotation: 2 or 4 week rotation
Maximum students during period: Variable
Especially recommended for students planning to specialize in Family Practice, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, ENT, Internal Medicine or Rheumatology.
Will provide the student in-depth exposure to inpatient rehabilitation and the major rehabilitation areas. Experience in diagnosis and comprehensive rehabilitation management of inpatients with strokes, spinal cord injuries, neurologic disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, amputations, chronic pain, and other major disabling conditions. The student will also attend teaching conferences, lectures, and rounds. The selective will be tailored to specific student interest. Comprehensive work-ups and close follow-up of patients will be required. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Dr. J. King.

REHB 4003 – MATCH
Introduction to Pediatric Rehabilitation
Length of rotation: 2 or 4 week rotation 
Maximum students during period: Variable
Especially recommended for students planning to specialize in Pediatrics or Family Medicine.
Inpatient and outpatient experiences emphasizing comprehensive team rehabilitation of children with spina bifida, childhood spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, brain damage in childhood, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and other chronic disabling diseases of childhood and adolescence. The student will participate in patient care under supervision of faculty and residents and attend teaching conferences. Exposure to adults with congenital conditions and mental retardation. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Dr. D. Currie.

REHB 4005 – MATCH
Combination of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Introduction to Inpatient Rehabilitation, Introduction to Pediatric Rehabilitation and Introduction to Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Length of rotation: 4 weeks
Maximum students during period: Variable
Required for students planning to specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and recommended for those desiring a broad Rehabilitation Medicine exposure.
Will provide the student with a good overview of the specialty of PM&R allowing faculty/resident supervised participation in patient care activities related to Rehabilitation Medicine consultations, electrodiagnostic procedures, Inpatient Rehabilitation, and Pediatric Rehabilitation. Student will also attend teaching conferences, clinics, lectures, rounds, etc. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Drs. N. Walsh, D. Dumitru, D. Barber, J. King, D. Currie, M. Fredrickson, G. Campbell, P. Wegert, Matt Davis.

REHB 4006 – MATCH
Introduction to Spinal Cord Injury
Length of rotation: 2 or 4 week rotation 
Maximum students during period: Variable
Especially recommended for students planning to specialize in Family Practice, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, Plastic Surgery..
This rotation will provide the student with the opportunity to actively participate in the management of patients who have sustained a spinal cord injury. Working in a state-of-the-art spinal cord facility, students will help to treat patients in virtually all aspects of their injury: From acute care, to rehabilitation evaluation and treatment, to eventual discharge and outpatient follow-up. Students will be an integral part of an interdisciplinary team under the supervision of faculty and residents. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Drs. M. Fredrickson, G. Campbell, P. Wegert, Matt Davis.

REHB 4007
Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care
Length of rotation: 2 or 4 week rotation
Maximum students during period: Variable
This course is designed to introduce the study to the principles of wound care, advanced wound therapies and hyperbaric medicine. The student will have the opportunity to observe monoplace and multiple hyperbaric medicine treatments; will review theory of the use of hyperbaric in the 14 UHMS approved therapies. Complication and controversies of HBO use will be discussed in lecture format. The student will review common wound problems, diabetes infection, nutrition, venous stasis and arterial insufficiency. Advanced treatment modalities will be observed and reviewed - wound vbac, collagen, apligraft, OASIS, debriding agents. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Drs. Merritt Davis, C. McAllister.

REHB 4008
Rehabilitation Engineering
Length of rotation: 2 or 4 week rotation
Maximum students during period: Variable
Especially recommended for students planning to specialize in Family Practice, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, or Rheumatology. 
The student will participate in patient care activities and limited exposure to orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics procedures under the direct supervision of faculty and residents. The student will have exposure to Rehabilitation Medicine from an outpatient/inpatient perspective and will attend clinics to experience comprehensive rehabilitation management of inpatients with strokes, spinal cord injuries, neurologic disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, amputations, and other major disabling conditions requiring orthoses and prosthetics. Student will have exposure to the gait lab to experience research and an understanding of gait. T. Darm, G. Bosker.

UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas:
PMED 1301 –Clinical Experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  This is a 4 week rotation consisting of 2 weeks of inpatient rehabilitation and 2 weeks of outpatient exposure to PM&R across a wide range of subspecialties. 
Contact: Kimberly King.  Kimberly.king@utsouthwestern.edu.  Phone 214-648-0592.

Utah
University of Utah School of Medicine 
Clerkships: We accept visiting medical students. Applications for the each academic year will be accepted beginning April. A student will be limited to an 8 week maximum elective time at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The PM&R rotation is an elective rotation for 4 weeks. Rotations are scheduled in the order they are received. Scheduling will begin in May; final approval will be given in mid May. Students will be contacted via e-mail, if the dates and times requested are or are not available. After the mid May scheduling has taken place, applications will be accepted on a first come basis throughout the academic year. 

Link: Information can be found at the following website:http://uuhsc.utah.edu/som/studentaffairs/index.htm; proceed to the Visiting Senior Elective Program. Rotation time periods are listed; choose rotations from the list provided. Students should fill out an application & send it in. 
Contact: Questions can be addressed to student@hsc.utah.edu or by calling student affairs at 801-581-3657.
Virginia
University of Virginia School of Medicine 
Clerkships: The following elective rotations in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are available to fourth-year medical students: 
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Inpatient Service 
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Paul T. Diamond 

Course Description: The rehabilitation hospital includes specialized programs for persons with stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury, multiple trauma/general orthopaedic conditions. Patients are managed by a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team that includes physical and occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, social workers, a nutritionist, neuropsychologist and rehabilitation nurse specialists. Students work closely with all members of the rehabilitation team and observe in the therapy gyms a variety of specialized rehabilitation techniques including therapeutic exercise, ultrasound treatment, electrical stimulation, and aquatic therapy. Students begin to develop the necessary skills to effectively manage the inpatient rehabilitation programs of persons recovering from a variety of illnesses. Students may also rotate on the inpatient consultation service for University Hospital. A didactics program is held weekly on Fridays. No weekend or on-call duty is required. Students interested in outpatient Physiatry may participate one day a week in the outpatient clinics during this rotation or may opt for the full-time outpatient Physiatry elective at the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation outpatient facility within the Musculoskeletal Center at Fontaine. 

Spine and Sports Care - UVa Musculoskeletal Center 
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Robert Wilder 
Course Description: Students receive training in a variety of aspects of outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation practice including the evaluation and management of low back/neck pain and sports/musculoskeletal injuries. A runner's injury clinic, high school sports coverage and occupational/work related injuries will also be seen and treated. Students will learn comprehensive non-operative spine care including introduction to electrodiagnostic techniques, therapy prescription and evaluation for other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. If a student desires, he/she may also participe in other weekly PM&R clinics including the prosthetics and orthotic clinic and acupuncture clinic. There are no night or weekend call or weekend rounds, however, medical coverage of sporting events may include some nights and weekends. 

Medical Acupuncture 
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Jeffrey Jenkins 
Course Description: This elective is designed as an initial student exposure to the practice of medical acupuncture. The two-week experience takes place at the UVa-HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital and the Fontaine Musculoskeletal Center. Students will participate in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular illness in the rehabilitation setting. Acupuncture will be introduced in the rehabilitation context. The goal of this rotation is to increase awareness of an alternative medical system, which has been a part of Asian culture for centuries and to familiarize participants with the indications, contraindications and expectations associated with acupuncture use in a physical medicine practice. 

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Consult Service 
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Mary Bryant 
Course Description: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is a patient-centered holistic specialty. A patient-centered team approach is utilized to improve a patient's mobility and function. The rehabilitation team includes physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, case managers and nutritionists. Students on this rotation will work on the PM&R Consultation Service at University Hospital. Students will develop an understanding of therapy prescription, managing complications of illnesses and injuries that can limit function, and assess patients for inpatient rehabilitation. Arrangements can be made to observe therapy sessions and rotate on the inpatient PM&R service. A daily lecture series is held. There are no night, weekend, or call responsibilities. 

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Alan Alfano 
Course Description: Through exposure to individuals with spinal cord injury in an inpatient rehabilitation setting, a student will develop knowledge and appreciation for the unique medical problems and challenges associated with the rehabilitation process. Comprehensive rehabilitation assessment and prescription-writing skills will be emphasized. Students will also have an opportunity to actively participate in the rehabilitation of individuals with other diagnoses on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Exposure to acupuncture, spasticity management through botulinum toxin and outpatient musculoskeletal care are also possible. Visiting students should follow the directions in their acceptance email to schedule MIS and CareCast training. 

General Musculoskeletal Medicine 
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. David Rubendall 
Course Description: This course is a general musculoskeletal rotation with special emphasis on manual medicine/osteopathic manipulation; Worker’s Comp., and clinic-based non-spinal procedures. Students will see a wide variety of musculoskeletal patients and develop a wide range of musculoskeletal skills. They will learn how to provide care for spinal patients, sports-related injuries and conditions requiring manual medicine. They will also obtain a general understanding of Worker’s Comp. patients. 

http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/pmr/medele.cfm
Contact: Students at the University of Virginia need to contact: Lisa Durrer (434) 243-5622 Fax: (434)243-5639 at the UVa Musculoskeletal Center, Suite 240 545 Ray C. Hunt Drive Charlottesville, VA 22908-1004 
Email: PhysicalMed&Rehab@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu 
Students from outside the University need to contact: (434) 924-5579, Electives Coordinator at UVA Office of Student Affairs Box 800739 - McKim Hall UVA HSC Charlottesville, VA 22908 

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, Va
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) elective rotations for medical students

Objectives: To provide student an opportunity to:
1) Gain exposure to a wide variety of clinical issues in PM&R
2) Formulate a differential diagnosis, medical management plans and rehabilitation goals
3) Work with members of the interdisciplinary team in the therapeutic approach to PM&R
5) Interact with other specialties which interface with PM&R (neurosurgery, orthopedics, neurology, etc).

Specific Rotations Offered at VCU:

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Overview (Course # 9500)
Supervisor: William McKinley MD (Director SCI Medicine & Director PM&R Residency Program)
Description: This elective provides an overview of different clinical settings (consult, inpatient, and outpatient) within PM&R. Students will be given exposure to PM&R clinical management of patients with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, polytrauma, pain and other neurological and musculoskeletal issues. The student will participate in direct patient medical care, rounds and team conferences. Students will also attend the departmental educational programs including didactic lectures, grand rounds, journal club, seminars, and case presentations. There are no night or weekend responsibilities.
Contact information: Wanda Allen at: wallen2@mcvh-vcu.edu

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Acting Internship (AI) – (Course # 6000)
Supervisor: William McKinley MD (Director SCI Medicine & Director PM&R Residency Program)
Description: This elective provides a concentrated exposure to PM&R patients and the clinical activities primarily within an INPATIENT PM&R service and will be exposed to a variety of disabilities including spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, polytrauma, pain, other neurological and musculoskeletal problems. Students will participate in direct patient medical care, rounds, team conferences and to the interdisciplinary (PT, OT, Speech therapy, social work, etc) team approach to PM&R management. Students will attend departmental educational programs, didactic lectures, grand rounds, seminars, and case presentations. There are minimal night or weekend call responsibilities with PM&R residents.  
Contact information: Wanda Allen at: wallen2@mcvh-vcu.edu

Brain Injury Rehabilitation (Course # 6001)
Supervisor: William Walker MD and Richard Kunz MD (directors Brian Injury Rehabilitation)
Description: The Brain Injury (BI) Rehabilitation rotation will enable students to obtain experience in the neurologic rehabilitation of persons with BI (etiologies: traumatic BI, stroke, encephalopathy of metabolic, toxic, and anoxic insult, aneurisms and AVM bleeds). The rotation will involve significant neuromedical and rehabilitative involvement with BI inpatient care, consult service, outpatient care and low level BI patients.  There are no night or weekend responsibilities. Contact information: Wanda Allen at: wallen2@mcvh-vcu.edu

Pediatric Rehabilitation (course # 9600)
Supervisor: Eugenio Monasterio MD (Director Richmond Children’s Hospital PM&R Services)
Description: The Pediatric Rehabilitation elective offers opportunities to participate in Physiatric management of children with congenital and acquired disabilities at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond and VCU. There is a broad exposure to acute inpatient, day patient, and outpatient programs. The student will encounter children with spinal cord and brain injuries, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophies, feeding difficulties and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The interdisciplinary team management of children with multiple medical, functional and psychosocial impairments is emphasized. There are no night or weekend responsibilities.
Contact information: Kimberly Bradberry at: kpbradberry@chva.org

Spinal Cord Injury (Course # 6025)
Supervisor: Dr. Lance Goetz MD (McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Richmond, VA)
Description: This elective provides a clinical experience in the medical and surgical complications of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), such as deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, autonomic instability, electrolyte and hormonal imbalance, uncontrolled hypertension. The SCI Service at the VA Medical Center is a 100 bed service providing acute care, rehabilitation, and sustaining care of the SCI patient. This is one of the largest units on the east coast, serving patients in a 150 mile radius, admitting approximately 50 new injuries every year and serving more than 1,000 out-patients. The student will learn how to manage neurogenic bladder, pressure sores osteomyelitis, and ventilator dependent patients as well as be an active member of the interdisciplinary team and participate in the academic activities of the service. There are no night or weekend responsibilities.
Contact information: Wanda Allen at: wallen2@mcvh-vcu.edu
Washington
University of Washington School of Medicine 
Clerkship: Visiting Rehabilitation Medicine Clerkship 
Duration: 4 weeks

Link: http://rehab.washington.edu/education/residency/visiting.asp
Contact: Teresa Jewell
Email: tejewell@u.washington.edu

Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin
The Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation welcomes current 4th year medical students, in good academic standing from LCME or AOA accredited medical schools, interested in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). We currently offer the following rotations to visiting medical students:

Spasticity Management & Rehabilitation
Goals:
*To identify specific neurologic disorders/syndromes resulting in functional deficits and correlate the anatomic and physiologic basis for spasticity in those conditions.
*To review the common patterns of clinical motor dysfunction and resulting functional deficits.
*To describe and compare the treatment options available for the management of spasticity, including physical and occupational therapy, medication management, Botox injections, baclofen pumps, and surgical treatments.
*To formulate a comprehensive rehabilitative plan of care for patients with spasticity.

Spine and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Goals:
*Learn to perform physical examinations for evaluation of common non-surgical musculoskeletal disorders involving the neck, back, knee, shoulder, ankle and foot.
*Develop skills in taking focused histories for common musculoskeletal disorders.
*Understand the anatomy and biomechanics relevant to common musculoskeletal disorders.
*Understand the application of various diagnostic tools, such as electrodiagnostic studies, imaging studies and diagnostic injections, in the evaluation of common musculoskeletal disorders.
*Understand the principles of soft tissue healing and exercise physiology as applied to the rehabilitation of common musculoskeletal disorders.

General Rehabilitation
Goals:
*Provide an exposure to a formal interdisciplinary team approach for providing coordinated medical care and rehabilitation management.
*Provide a fundamental core of knowledge in the physical diagnosis and treatment of disabling diseases and injuries, encountered in the routine practice of medicine.
*Provide a fundamental core of knowledge to address the prevention of conditions or complications that lead to impairment, disability, or handicap.
*Provide experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for later specialty referral.

Spinal Cord Injury
Goals:
*Identify components of the interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation of the SCI patient.
*Familiarize self with the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries.
*Develop awareness about the needs of people with disabilities and recognize patients who would benefit from rehabilitation services.
*Learn clinical examination for myelopathies.
*Familiarize self with basic treatments for neurogenic bowel, bladder, pressure sores, spasticity and pain.
*Be able to formulate a treatment plan and functional goals for one spinal cord injured patient.
*Complete InSTep online course

Brain Injury
Goals:
*Demonstrate an understanding of the neurological and behavioral deficits resulting from brain injury.
*Identify components of the interdisciplinary approach to the rehabilitation of the brain injured patient.
*Solve selected problems for improvement of physical and psychosocial functioning of the brain injured patient.
*Familiarize self with current technologies applicable to brain injury rehabilitation.
*Identify pharmacologic approaches to treating brain injury complications and impairments.
*Be able to formulate a treatment plan and functional goals for brain injured patient depending on severity of impairments.

For visiting student information please visit: http://www.mcw.edu/Medical-School/Home/Visiting-Students.htm
Office of the Registrar
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Email: acadreg@mail.mcw.edu

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