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Department: MEPMR-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Course: 515-Pain Medicine

Course Coordinator: Dr. Walter Wade
Course Faculty: Dr. Benoy Benny,Barry Smith, MD,Martin Grabios, MD
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Medicine/Surgery
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: 0 Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: 0 Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: 0 Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
The elective provides the medical student a comprehensive introduction to the practice of pain management. Students will be exposed to broad spectrum of clinical management of pain rehabilitation problems inscluding evaluation and prescription with emphasis on medical and psychosocial and interventional modes of prescription. Students will be given the opportunity to observe and participate in all aspects of care provided to persons w/acute, subacute, and chronic pain syndromes.
Learning Activities
Students will participate in daily bedside teaching rounds with attendings and resident physicians. Students will be expected to help with patient care under attending and resident supervision. Procedure are generally observed by students although students showing exceptional clinical knowledge and interest will be allowed to help perform procedures.
Evaluation Methods
Thes tudent will be asked to prepare a 20-30 minute presentation on a topic related to pain management. The student is evaluated by the attending based on observation of clinical performance, work habit, and presentation skills.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Tonia Kirven
Contact Phone: 713-799-5033
Contact Fax: 713-797-5982
Contact Location: 1333 Moursund
Address: TIRR-A220
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