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Department: MEPMR-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Course: 504-Intro to Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Track:

Course Coordinator: Dr. Walter Wade
Course Faculty: Dr. Danielle Melton,Dr. Hsiu Bun Hsu,Dr. Stephen Yang,Dr. Stephanie Sneed,Dr. Eva Salmeron,Dr. Kuno P. Zimmerman
Elective Location: VAMC
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 3
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Medicine and Surgery Core
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
    Laboratory
  Didactic:
  Other:
Statement of Goals:
This clinical experience is designed to provide exposure to a wide variety of adult physical medicine and rehabilitation problems in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. The students should learn basic and clinical prinicples of neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Exposure to electrodiagnosis is available if the student desires. At the completion of the elective the student should be familiar with rehabilitation of patients with such diagnoses as stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, amputation, and joint disorders. This should provide a comprehensive exposure to the field of PM&R for those who may be considering it as a career choice.
Learning Activities
The student assumes responsibility for the medical and rehabilitation management of assigned patients on the inpatient rehabilitation unit under the supervisor of the resident and attending staff. The student spends the period with one of the three services, i.e., Neuro I (primarily stroke), Neuro II (tramatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, other neurological diseases) and Musculoskeletal (amputation, joint replacement), or may have the option of two weeks on a neurological service and two-weeks on the musculoskeletal service. The student participates in the service's outpatient clinic, the amputee clinic, and if desired, in the specialty clinics(chronic pain, wheelchair, orthotics). Students are expected to attend the residents' didactic lecture series, Grand Rounds and other academic presentations. The student is also expected to make a 15-30 minute presentation on an assigned topic realting to medical rehabilitation.
Evaluation Methods
Evaluations are based on the clinical performance and work habits, quality of patient work-ups, incorporation of learned material into patient management and the quality of the student's presentations as determined by all attendings supervising the student.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Tonia Kirven
Contact Phone: 713-797-5033
Contact Fax: 713-797-5982
Contact Location: TIRR, Suite A-220
Address: 1333 Moursund
Email: Tonia.Kirven@bcm.edu
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