PHYSICAL MEDICINE REHABILITATION
OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF EDUCATIONAL ROTATION.
- To provide third and fourth year medical students with a basic understanding of the practice of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
- Fourth year elective rotations are designed to permit medical students to gain a greater depth of understanding of principles of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to include non-operative Sportsmedicine, Electrodiagnostic medicine, and Interventional Spinal Procedures. Knowledge and physical examination skills at a more advanced, pertinent, level will be expected at the conclusion of a four week elective period.
- Our goal is to train and mentor the next generation of Army Physical Medicine and Rehabilitaion residents, as well as Army Officer Professional Development.
- Students may be asked to assist in the evaluation of inpatient consults if an educational opportunity presents itself.
FREQUENCY OF CALL. No call will be required during this rotation.
- There will be selected readings from textbooks and journals based on identified patient problems seen in the clinic and on the ward.
- Students will be provided with a suggested reading list and appropriate articles at the beginning of their clinical rotation.
- Each student is expected to attend all Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation academic meetings, to include weekly pain conferences, monthly spine conferences, and didactic lectures.
- Students are required to perform one 10-20 minute lecture on a selected topic related to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
HOW ARE STUDENTS EVALUATED?
- During your rotation experience, the staff that work with the student will evaluate the student on their cognitive and non-cognitive academic performance.
- The final evaluation for all students will reflect not only his/her fund of knowledge and ability to gather and synthesize information, but also his/her motivation, work habits, and interpersonal skills.
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