Introduction to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Elective
Preceptor: Alex Moroz, MD
Course Code: 16-01
Coordinators: Sophia Vargas, Kirsten Horvath
Students will be assigned to inpatient and outpatient sites during this 2 week elective.
During the inpatient experience, students will participate in the diagnostic evaluation and care of patients with the following conditions: stroke, amputations, orthopedic cases (fractures, replacements, etc.), spinal cord injury, and head trauma. In addition to management of the medical care of patients with disabilities, an understanding of the rehabilitation "team" approach is stressed in the overall management of such patients.
During outpatient experience, students may be assigned to various clinics such as: Sports Medicine, Spine Interventions, Acupuncture, Muscular Dystrophy, Brain Injury, Prosthetic and Orthotics, Pediatric Rehab and Electrodiagnostics, to gain exposure to outpatient rehabilitation problems.
Objectives of the Elective
To gain an introduction to the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation and patient management through daily contact with patients, topic discussions, case presentations, scheduled lectures and review of core journal articles pertinent to the filed. Patients with a wide range of disabilities will be seen, evaluated, and treated.
Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective
1. Participation in daily morning rounds and patient care with Residents and Attendings.
2. Following 1-2 inpatients, and being involved in their medical and rehabilitation management.
3. Attendance at scheduled outpatient clinics, patient conferences, lectures, Grand Rounds, Journal Club, Neuro-Radiology Rounds, Cognition Rounds, and other didactic sessions with residents.
- Daily morning teaching rounds: daily with a specialty attending at every inpatient site.
- Team Conferences (daily) to evaluate patients’ care plan, barriers for discharge, rehab and medical progress, and goals.
- Resident Core Curriculum: every Tuesday from noon to 3:00 PM.
- Grand Rounds: every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at noon.
- Journal Club or Electrodiagnostic Case Conference: every Friday at noon.
Diabetic Foot and Ankle Clinic
Muscular Dystrophy Clinic
Method of Evaluation
Written evaluation by administrative chief resident, assigned residents, faculty preceptor.
Months Offered: Sept-June
Report To: Students will be contacted by PM&R Chief resident within two weeks of the elective start and provided with their weekly schedule and reporting time and location.
Students Per Period: 2
Duration: 2 Weeks