Medical Student Education
Baylor College of Medicine / The University of Texas Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Alliance is involved with undergraduate education from the student's first year in medical training. The faculty participates in the Patient, Physician and Society course which exposes first-year medical students to various disciplines. The faculty also participates in the anatomy course which presents to the first year students clinical correlates of the unique problems faced by patients with disabilities both within the hospital environment and the community. Basic science elective lecture series offered by PM&R Alliance include Sports Medicine and Clinical Problems of the Neuromusculoskeletal System.
The PM&R Alliance offers various clinical electives. Inpatient and outpatient clerkships are available in both academic (private, governmental, and public) and private practice settings. Elective clerkships include diagnosis and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders, pediatric rehabilitation, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury, rehabilitation medicine, physical medicine/private practice rotation, research, sports medicine, cancer pain management and cancer rehabilitation, amputee, and stroke. Additionally, independent study courses are offered for students with unique clinical or research interests.
Faculty members of the PM&R Alliance, as well as residents, fellows, and staff, are always willing to discuss PM&R with interested students. Every attempt is made to accommodate the varied needs and interests of students.