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Department: MEPMR-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Course: 506-Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Course Coordinator: Dr. Walter Wade
Course Faculty: Dr. William Donovan,Dr. Jennifer Harrison,Dr. Juan LaTorre,Dr. Maria Dajoyag-Mejia,Dr. Walter Wade
Elective Location: VAMC
Periods Elective offered: Qtr: 1,2,3,4
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Medicine and Surgery
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: No
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:
Statement of Goals:
This elective is designed to provide an overview of the care of individuals with spinal cord injury/dysfunction (SCI/D), from initial rehabilitation through a lifelong continuum of care. At completion of the elective, the student should be familiar with the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) classification system of spinal cord injuries, rehabilitation of individuals with spinal cord injuries, basic differences in the physiology of individuals with spinal cord injury, and common medical problems associated with spinal cord injuries.
Learning Activities
The student will assume the responsibility for assigned patients under the supervision of the resident and attending staff. The student will participate in the interdisciplinary team conference and the weekly conferences and rounds with Urology, PlasticSurgery and Orthopedics. Students may also participate in the SCI Outpatient Clinic, SCI Home Care Program, SCI/D Wheelchair Clinic and Urosynamics. The student is also expected to attend the residents' didactic lectures and Grand Rounds.
Evaluation Methods
The student will be asked to prepare a 20-30 minute presentation on a topic of his/her choice related to spinal cord injury medicine. The student is evaluated by the attending based on observation of his clinical performance, work habits, and presentation skills.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Baylor College of Medicine Medical Clinic McNair Campus 7200 Cambridge Street, Suite 10C Houston, TX 77030
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Monica Johnson
Contact Phone: 713-799-5034
Contact Fax: 713-797-5982
Contact Location: 1331 Moursund Ave, Bldg G, Room 114, Houston, TX 77030
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