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Department: MEPMR-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Course: 514-Cancer Pain Mgmt. & Cancer Rehabilitation

Course Director: Walter H. Wade
Course Faculty: Dr. Ki Shin
Elective Location: MDA
Elective Offered Terms:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 2
Elective Type: Clinical
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Medicine 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:
Statement of Goals:
The course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the multifaceted treatment of cancer pain, including the appropriate use of medications and anesthetic and surgical procedures. This elective can also expose the student to rehabilitation of disabilities caused by cancer or its treatment. The may choose to spend the entire rotation with the Pain and Symptom Management Service, the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, or spend two weeks in each realm. This elective helps the student advance their skills in the physical diagnosis of pain, enhance their knowledge pharmacology of opiates and other pain medications, and increase their understanding of pain of mechanisms and neurologic pathways involved. Students can also learn more about the treatment of disability in these patients, including physical and occupational therapy interventions.
Learning Activities
The student participates in the inpatient consultation services, as well as observe and participate in outpatient clinics. Learning also occurs through weekly didactic lectures and inter-disciplinary patient pain management conferences. Participation in the rehabilitation service includes observation of patients in their therapies and in weekly multidisciplinary team conferences to discuss patient progress. The elective can be tailored to meet the individual interests of the student. Faculty is from MD Anderson Cancer Center: Drs. Guo, Shin, Yadav, Konzen, Fu
Evaluation Methods
The preceptors base their evaluation on the quality of student's clinical presentations, interaction with patients and staff, and their application of learned material into patient assessments. DEPARTMENT DOES NOT ACCEPT LATE SIGN-UP APPLICATIONS
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Angela Samuels
Contact Phone: 713-799-5033
Contact Fax: 713-797-5982
Contact Location: TIRR, Suite A-220
Address: 1333 Moursund

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